Mesopotamia 5 Traits Of Civilization

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Mesopotamia 5 Traits Of Civilization

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  • 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.

  • 2. 
    What did food surpluses lead to in ancient Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Food surpluses led to some people taking on other specialized jobs.

    • B. 

      Food surpluses led to the first fast-food restaurants in history.

    • C. 

      Food surpluses led to widespread obesity in ancient Mesopotamia.

    • D. 

      Food surpluses led to more free time for most ancient Mesopotamians.

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following were specialized jobs in ancient Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Potter

    • B. 

      Farmer.

    • C. 

      Weaver.

    • D. 

      Builder.

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    What is the first step on the way to civilization?
    • A. 

      Surpluses are the first step on the way to civilization.

    • B. 

      Cities are the first step on the way to civilization

    • C. 

      Specialized workers are the first step on the way to civilization.

    • D. 

      Complex institutions are the first step on the way to civilization.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are examples of complex institutions?
    • A. 

      Government.

    • B. 

      The military.

    • C. 

      Religion.

    • D. 

      Seattle Symphony.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes why cities are important to civilization?
    • A. 

      Cities are where all of the other traits of civilization can be found.

    • B. 

      Cities are where the jobs are.

    • C. 

      Cities are where records are kept.

    • D. 

      Cities are the source of surpluses.