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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one of the 5 traits of civilization can a culture skip and still be considered a civilization? 

    • A.

      Surpluses.

    • B.

      Record keeping.

    • C.

      You must have all 5 traits to be considered a civilization.

    • D.

      Complex institutions.

    Correct Answer
    C. You must have all 5 traits to be considered a civilization.
  • 2. 

    Scholars know so much about ancient Indian civilization because of the amount of writing they left behind.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that scholars have extensive knowledge about ancient Indian civilization due to the abundance of written records. However, this is not entirely true. While there are indeed written records from ancient Indian civilization, they are limited in quantity and often fragmented. Additionally, many ancient texts have been lost over time. Therefore, scholars rely on a combination of archaeological evidence, inscriptions, and other sources to piece together the history and culture of ancient India.

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  • 3. 

    The Indus Valley civilization was the largest of the ancient world, larger than either Egypt or Mesopotamia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Indus Valley civilization was indeed the largest of the ancient world, surpassing both Egypt and Mesopotamia in terms of geographical extent and population. The civilization thrived around 2500-1900 BCE in what is now modern-day Pakistan and northwest India. Its cities, such as Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, were highly advanced for their time, featuring well-planned layouts, sophisticated drainage systems, and advanced agricultural practices. The Indus Valley civilization's vastness and achievements make it the largest and one of the most impressive ancient civilizations in history.

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  • 4. 

    Specialized workers in ancient India performed jobs such as...

    • A.

      Farmer and weaver of cloth.

    • B.

      Priest and pottery maker.

    • C.

      Athlete and musician.

    • D.

      Hunter and teacher.

    Correct Answer
    B. Priest and pottery maker.
    Explanation
    In ancient India, specialized workers performed various jobs. Priests were responsible for conducting religious ceremonies and rituals, while pottery makers were skilled craftsmen who created pottery for daily use or for religious purposes. This answer is correct because it accurately identifies two specific occupations that were common in ancient India.

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  • 5. 

    Which two Indian cities were among the ancient world's most advanced?

    • A.

      Delhi and Bangalor.

    • B.

      Kush and Brahmaputra.

    • C.

      Beirut and Bangladesh.

    • D.

      Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.

    Correct Answer
    D. Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.
    Explanation
    Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were two ancient cities in the Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished around 2500 BCE. These cities were highly advanced for their time, with well-planned urban layouts, sophisticated sewage systems, and advanced brick construction techniques. They had a complex social structure, with evidence of a centralized government and trade networks extending to Mesopotamia and other regions. The discovery of these cities has provided valuable insights into the early development of urban civilization in the Indian subcontinent.

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  • 6. 

    Which statement best describes a nomadic hunter-gatherer?

    • A.

      One who moves to find a better job.

    • B.

      One who moves each season in search of food.

    • C.

      One who moves to find a mate.

    • D.

      One who settles down to farm.

    Correct Answer
    B. One who moves each season in search of food.
    Explanation
    A nomadic hunter-gatherer is someone who moves each season in search of food. This lifestyle involves constantly moving from place to place in order to find and gather resources such as plants and animals for sustenance. This movement is necessary as the availability of food sources changes with the seasons, requiring the hunter-gatherers to adapt and relocate accordingly. This lifestyle is characteristic of early human societies before the development of agriculture and permanent settlements.

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  • 7. 

    Surplus is...

    • A.

      An amount more than what is needed.

    • B.

      Needed to create a community based on agriculture.

    • C.

      The stage name of Seattle-born hip hop artist XS

    • D.

      Needed to increase populations and trade.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. An amount more than what is needed.
    D. Needed to increase populations and trade.
    Explanation
    Surplus refers to an amount that exceeds what is necessary or required. It can be applied to various contexts, such as in resources, goods, or even populations and trade. In the given options, "an amount more than what is needed" correctly defines surplus in a general sense. Additionally, "needed to increase populations and trade" suggests that surplus is required to facilitate growth and expansion in terms of population and commercial activities.

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