An Interesting World History MCQ Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Neolithic Revolution occurred when people discovered how to ---   
    • A. 

      Grow food and domesticate animals

    • B. 

      Trade with others in the same river valley

    • C. 

      Fight wars using metal weapons

    • D. 

      Make stone temples for religious ceremonies

  • 2. 
    Archaeological discoveries suggest that ---   
    • A. 

      The Sumerians in Mesopotamia invented the sailboat

    • B. 

      Farming societies developed before hunting and gathering societies

    • C. 

      All the continents were settled at the same time

    • D. 

      The wheel was first used in ancient China

  • 3. 
    The river valleys of the Tigris-Euphrates, the Nile, and the Indus were centers of civilization because they ---   
    • A. 

      Had rich deposits of iron ore and coal

    • B. 

      Were isolated from other cultural influences

    • C. 

      Had fertile soil, fresh water, and warm climates

    • D. 

      Were easy to defend from invasion

  • 4. 
    Which is a major characteristic of Judaism?   
    • A. 

      Belief in a single just and all-powerful God (Monotheism)

    • B. 

      Praying five times a day

    • C. 

      Following the Eightfold Path

    • D. 

      Worshipping many gods (Polytheism)

  • 5. 
    What was one similarity between the ancient civilizations of Egypt and China?   
    • A. 

      They both had a democratic government

    • B. 

      They both believed in one God

    • C. 

      They both had written forms of communication

    • D. 

      They both carried on trade with the Americas

  • 6. 
    Which of these DEVELOPMENTS led to the other three? In other words, which came first?
    • A. 

      Complex civilizations

    • B. 

      Surplus of food

    • C. 

      Division of labor

    • D. 

      Domestication of plants and animals

  • 7. 
    The Code of Hammurabi was a major contribution to the development of civilization because it ---   
    • A. 

      Treated citizens and slaves equally

    • B. 

      Ended all physical punishment

    • C. 

      Established written laws

    • D. 

      Rejected the principle of monotheism

  • 8. 
    We remember the Code of Hammurabi as the first legal code. Why do we remember the Ten Commandments?
    • A. 

      Because it was written by the Jews.

    • B. 

      It was the first moral code.

    • C. 

      It was also written by Hammurabi

    • D. 

      It was written by the Egyptians

  • 9. 
    The Chinese gave us papyrus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Domestication of plants and animals was the beginning of the Neolithic Revolution?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The people of Mesopotamia were the creators of the Ziggurat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Egyptians gave us silk textiles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Cities that were laid out in a grid pattern, and the use of outside sewer systems were used by the Indus Valley populations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Select the people who gave us pyramids.
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Mesopotamians

    • C. 

      Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans)

    • D. 

      Chinese

  • 15. 
    Select the people who gave us sailboats.
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Mesopotamians

    • C. 

      Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans)

    • D. 

      Chinese

  • 16. 
    people who used pictograms as their written language. (Select two)
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Mesopotamians

    • C. 

      Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans)

    • D. 

      Chinese

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