The Neolithic Age Post Test

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This quiz will test your knowledge of geographic themes, neolithic age, and map skills. Please answer all questions. Make sure you anwer each part of the constructed reponse question at the end of the test. When finished, submit your test. Once you have your score, review the missed questions. For each missed question, write down why you think you missed it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Describe two important benefits of living in a community. How was living in a community better than living as a nomad?

  • 2. 

    How did the development of farming led to permanent settlements in the Neolithic Age? Be specific.

  • 3. 

    How did people in the Paleolithic Age get their food?

    • A.

      By hunting and gathering

    • B.

      By planting and harvesting

    • C.

      By herding goats and cattle

    • D.

      By trading over land and sea

    Correct Answer
    A. By hunting and gathering
    Explanation
    During the Paleolithic Age, people relied on hunting and gathering to obtain their food. This means that they hunted animals for meat and gathered wild plants, fruits, and nuts for sustenance. This was the primary method of obtaining food during this time period, as agriculture had not yet been developed. People would hunt animals such as mammoths, deer, and fish, and gather edible plants from their surroundings. This allowed them to survive and sustain themselves in a nomadic lifestyle.

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  • 4. 

    What change began in the Neolithic Age about 8,000 B.C. that led to the creation of permanent shelters?

    • A.

      Trading

    • B.

      Hunting

    • C.

      Farming

    • D.

      Building

    Correct Answer
    C. Farming
    Explanation
    The change that began in the Neolithic Age about 8,000 B.C. and led to the creation of permanent shelters was farming. During this time, humans transitioned from a nomadic lifestyle to settling in one place and cultivating crops. This shift allowed them to have a stable and reliable food source, which in turn enabled them to build permanent shelters and establish permanent settlements.

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  • 5. 

    What was the greatest benefit to people when early farmers began to grow crops and animals?

    • A.

      They kept pets.

    • B.

      They could travel easily.

    • C.

      They had a better supply of food.

    • D.

      They did not get enough to eat.

    Correct Answer
    C. They had a better supply of food.
    Explanation
    Early farmers growing crops and animals provided the greatest benefit to people by giving them a better supply of food. This is because farming allowed for a more reliable and consistent source of food compared to hunting and gathering. By domesticating plants and animals, early farmers could cultivate crops and raise livestock, ensuring a steady supply of food for themselves and their communities. This improvement in food availability and stability would have had a significant positive impact on the lives and well-being of these early societies.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these was a direct result of building permanent shelters?

    • A.

      The creation of communities and villages.

    • B.

      News ways of making clothing out of animals skins

    • C.

      New ways of farming

    • D.

      Hunting and gathering

    Correct Answer
    A. The creation of communities and villages.
    Explanation
    Building permanent shelters allowed people to settle in one place for longer periods of time, leading to the formation of communities and villages. With the stability provided by permanent shelters, people could engage in activities such as agriculture, trade, and social interaction, which contributed to the development of organized communities. Permanent shelters also provided a sense of security and protection, allowing people to focus on other aspects of their lives such as socializing, forming relationships, and raising families.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following definitions BEST describe the word "domesticate"?

    • A.

      An arc shaped region in Southwest Asia, with rich soil

    • B.

      The business of farming; growing crops and animals

    • C.

      To train a wild animal to be useful to humans

    • D.

      To hunt wild animals for food

    Correct Answer
    C. To train a wild animal to be useful to humans
    Explanation
    The word "domesticate" refers to the act of training a wild animal to be useful to humans. This involves taming and teaching the animal to live and work alongside humans, often for various purposes such as companionship, labor, or agricultural assistance. This definition aligns with the concept of domestication, which involves the transformation of wild species into domesticated ones through selective breeding and behavioral modification.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following would be an example of a "nomad"?

    • A.

      John built a permanent house along the Euphrates River.

    • B.

      Sue plants barley in a near by field.

    • C.

      David herds domesticated sheep.

    • D.

      Nick moves from place to place with no permanent home.

    Correct Answer
    D. Nick moves from place to place with no permanent home.
    Explanation
    Nick moves from place to place with no permanent home would be an example of a "nomad". This is because a nomad is someone who does not have a permanent home and constantly moves from one place to another. The other options mentioned in the question, such as John building a permanent house and Sue planting barley in a nearby field, imply a settled lifestyle rather than a nomadic one. David herding domesticated sheep may indicate a semi-nomadic lifestyle, but it still involves a degree of permanence compared to Nick's constant movement.

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  • 9. 

    Which two inventions allowed people to settle in one place and build permanent houses?

    • A.

      Hunting and gathering

    • B.

      Farming and domestication of animals

    • C.

      Farming and hunting

    • D.

      Hunting and fishing

    Correct Answer
    B. Farming and domestication of animals
    Explanation
    The invention of farming allowed people to cultivate crops and produce a stable food supply, which in turn allowed them to settle in one place and build permanent houses. Domestication of animals also played a crucial role as it provided additional sources of food, labor, and materials for humans. Together, these two inventions revolutionized human society by enabling the transition from a nomadic lifestyle to a sedentary one.

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  • 10. 

    Which part of the map shows relative location by giving you a direction?

    • A.

      Scale

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Compass

    • D.

      Legend

    Correct Answer
    C. Compass
    Explanation
    The compass on a map shows relative location by giving you a direction. It indicates the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) as well as the intermediate directions (northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest). By using the compass, you can determine which way is north and navigate the map accordingly.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following themes of geography BEST describes this sentence? " The growth of trade allowed people to make contact with others from distant places. This spread ideas and knowledge throughout the ancient world."

    • A.

      Region

    • B.

      Movement

    • C.

      Location

    • D.

      Human Environmental Interaction

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement
    Explanation
    The given sentence highlights the concept of movement in geography. It states that the growth of trade enabled people to connect with individuals from distant places, leading to the spread of ideas and knowledge. Movement in geography refers to the transfer of people, goods, and ideas across different locations. In this case, trade facilitated the movement of people and ideas, resulting in the exchange of knowledge and cultural diffusion throughout the ancient world.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following themes of geography BEST describes the sentence? " During the Neolithic Age, people began to farm."

    • A.

      Movement

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Location

    • D.

      Human Environmental Interaction

    Correct Answer
    D. Human Environmental Interaction
    Explanation
    The sentence "During the Neolithic Age, people began to farm" is best described by the theme of Human Environmental Interaction. This is because it highlights the relationship between humans and their environment, specifically how people interacted with the environment by adopting agricultural practices during the Neolithic Age.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following theme of geography best describes the sentence? " Neolithic people traded with other communities often spreading ideas."

    • A.

      Region

    • B.

      Human environmental interaction

    • C.

      Location

    • D.

      Movement

    Correct Answer
    D. Movement
    Explanation
    The sentence describes the movement of Neolithic people as they engage in trade with other communities, which often leads to the spread of ideas. This aligns with the theme of geography known as "movement," which focuses on the transportation of people, goods, and ideas across different locations.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following themes of geography best describes the sentence? "  North Carolina has many mountain, rivers, and streams."

    • A.

      Place- Physical

    • B.

      Place-Human

    • C.

      Human Environmental Interaction

    • D.

      Location

    Correct Answer
    A. Place- Physical
    Explanation
    The sentence describes the physical characteristics of North Carolina, specifically its mountains, rivers, and streams. This aligns with the theme of Place-Physical, which focuses on the physical features and characteristics of a location.

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  • 15. 

    Which term matches the definition : "What an area has in common with another or how it is different. North Carolina has three of these.

    • A.

      Movement

    • B.

      Region

    • C.

      Place

    • D.

      Location

    Correct Answer
    B. Region
    Explanation
    The term "region" matches the given definition because it refers to an area that has common characteristics or features. In this case, North Carolina is identified as having three of these regions, indicating that it shares certain similarities or differences with other areas within the state.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following themes is being used in the sentence? " Walmart is located across the street from Hardee's."

    • A.

      Absolute Location

    • B.

      Relative Location

    • C.

      Movement

    • D.

      Region

    Correct Answer
    B. Relative Location
    Explanation
    The sentence "Walmart is located across the street from Hardee's" indicates the relationship between the two places, suggesting their proximity and spatial connection. This aligns with the theme of Relative Location, which focuses on the position of one place in relation to another.

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  • 17. 

    During the Paleolithic Age, when people hunted and gathered they always had a  good food supply.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During the Paleolithic Age, people did not always have a good food supply. They were dependent on hunting and gathering, which meant that their food supply was inconsistent and unpredictable. They had to rely on the availability of wild animals and edible plants in their surroundings, which could vary depending on factors such as season, climate, and location. This made their food supply unreliable and often limited, leading to periods of scarcity and hunger. Therefore, the statement that they always had a good food supply is false.

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  • 18. 

    After creating communities and developing specialized jobs during the Neolithic Age, people began to trade more.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Neolithic Age, the development of communities and specialized jobs led to an increase in trade. As people settled in one place and began to cultivate crops and domesticate animals, they were able to produce surplus goods. This surplus allowed for the exchange of goods with neighboring communities, leading to increased trade. Additionally, the specialization of jobs meant that certain individuals were skilled in specific crafts, such as pottery or metalworking, which further facilitated trade as these goods were in demand. Therefore, it can be concluded that people began to trade more during the Neolithic Age.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following IS NOT a benefit of living in a community?

    • A.

      People could divide up work making it more organized.

    • B.

      People could work together to produce more things in a shorter amount of time.

    • C.

      Larger communities could defend themselves easily against their enemies.

    • D.

      People could pack up their temporary shelters faster and move to the next place.

    Correct Answer
    D. People could pack up their temporary shelters faster and move to the next place.
    Explanation
    Living in a community offers several benefits such as the ability to divide work among people, resulting in a more organized system. Additionally, working together allows for increased productivity and efficiency, enabling the production of more things in a shorter amount of time. Larger communities also have the advantage of being able to defend themselves more easily against enemies. However, the ability to pack up temporary shelters quickly and move to the next place is not a benefit of living in a community.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following was not a job during Neolithic times?

    • A.

      Scribes (writers)

    • B.

      Animal domestication

    • C.

      Trading

    • D.

      Agriculture

    Correct Answer
    A. Scribes (writers)
    Explanation
    During Neolithic times, writing systems had not yet been developed, so the job of a scribe or writer did not exist. Instead, people relied on oral communication and visual symbols such as cave paintings to convey information. The other options - Agriculture, Animal domestication and  trade- were all common jobs during the Neolithic period.

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