Quiz: Emergence Of Civilizations

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Quiz: Emergence Of Civilizations

It is believed that civilization started in the Americas and Europe before slowly diffusing into Asia and Africa. What is the actual history of civilization and who are the pioneers of it? Take up the challenge below and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hunters and gatherers are also called by this name because they roam place to place following their food.
    • A. 

      Gatherers

    • B. 

      Villagers

    • C. 

      Nomads

    • D. 

      Domestics

  • 2. 
    An advantage that farming has over hunting and gathering is that a farmer can store his/her food, so that when a famine or drought hits they have a supply of food to eat from.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The major activity that changes the lives of people from nomads to life in permanent settlements is 
    • A. 

      Gathering

    • B. 

      Hunting

    • C. 

      Migrating

    • D. 

      Farming

  • 4. 
    Nomads live in permanent settlements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    This term is another word for farming.
    • A. 

      Domestication

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Surplus

    • D. 

      Hunting and gathering

  • 6. 
    Hunters and gatherers store their food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Having more food than you need is called agriculture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    People engaging in different types of work is called a surplus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a result of agriculture and would lead to the division of labor?
    • A. 

      Staying in one place

    • B. 

      Continue need to hunt

    • C. 

      A surplus of food

    • D. 

      Building storage facilities

  • 10. 
    A book written by a historian who didn't fight in a war, but draws on other sources.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 11. 
    A book about a war where the author says things like "I was drafted at age 18..."; "I flew to Vietnam a few months later..."; "We fought in five battles..."
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 12. 
    Which answer correctly places the following dates in chronological order?12 A.D., 14 B.C.E., 1066 C.E., 323 B.C., 1776 B.C.E., 2012 A.D.
    • A. 

      12 A.D., 14 B.C.E, 1066 C.E., 323 B.C., 1776 B.C.E., 2012 A.D.

    • B. 

      14 B.C.E, 323 B.C., 1776 B.C.E, 12 A.D., 1066 C.E., 2012 A.D.

    • C. 

      1776 B.C.E., 14 B.C.E., 323 B.C., 12 A.D., 2012 A.D., 1066 C.E.

    • D. 

      1776 B.C.E, 323 B.C., 14 B.C.E., 12 A.D., 1066 C.E., 2012 A.D.

  • 13. 
    Mesopotamian's established a very complex system of farming. This system includes using a series of levees to block the flow of water, canals to control where the flow travels to and an artificial lake to act as a reservoir  to store the water. This process is known as :
    • A. 

      Canalism

    • B. 

      Irrigation

    • C. 

      Water flow process

    • D. 

      Water system

  • 14. 
    The current country that lies where Mesopotamia once thrived is
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Uganda

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      India

  • 15. 
    Which of the following physical features influenced the migration patterns of early peoples and led to the development of civilizations?
    • A. 

      Lakes

    • B. 

      Coastlines

    • C. 

      River valleys

    • D. 

      Plateus

  • 16. 
    A key geographic advantage of developing on rivers is
    • A. 

      Barriers against invasion

    • B. 

      Monsoon winds

    • C. 

      Sunny climate

    • D. 

      Fertile land

  • 17. 
    Based on the diagram, Aryans were divided into classes based on
    • A. 

      Gender and race

    • B. 

      Occupations (jobs)

    • C. 

      Age and place of birth

    • D. 

      Religious beliefs

  • 18. 
    Which characteristic belongs in the empty circle
    • A. 

      Hunters and gatherers

    • B. 

      Domestication of Animals

    • C. 

      Very small population

    • D. 

      Cave paintings

  • 19. 
    One reason for the development of an ancient river valley civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates river valleys was that
    • A. 

      These rivers provided a direct trade route between Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      Periodic flooding left rich soil, which was ideal for farming

    • C. 

      These rivers flowed into the Mediterranean Sea

    • D. 

      The location provided a natural barrier from land invasion

  • 20. 
    Based on the map and your knowledge of social studies, the Fertile Crescent is located in the region referred to as
    • A. 

      Ancient Egypt

    • B. 

      Ancient China

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia

    • D. 

      The Indus Valley

  • 21. 
    Which term means believing in more than one god?
    • A. 

      Polytheism

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Monotheism

    • D. 

      Multi-godism

  • 22. 
    Based on your understanding of social studies, the picture above shows an example of 
    • A. 

      Domestication

    • B. 

      The Hammurabi code

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Social structure

  • 23. 
    “If a [nobleman] has knocked out the tooth of a [nobleman] of his own rank, they shall knock out his tooth. But if he has knocked out a commoner’s (of lesser rank) tooth, he shall pay one-third mina of silver.” -Code of HammurabiWhich idea of Babylonian society does this portion of the Hammurabi code of law reflect?
    • A. 

      All men are created equal under the law

    • B. 

      Unequal treatment existed between social classes

    • C. 

      Violence was always punished with violence

    • D. 

      People paid fines rather than cruel punishment

  • 24. 
    What was one of the strongest similarities between the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Harappan, and Chinese civilizations?
    • A. 

      Irrigation of great rivers

    • B. 

      Lack of written language

    • C. 

      Development along deserts

    • D. 

      Lack of government

  • 25. 
    Three of the four ancient river valley civilizations developed on which continent?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Africa

    • D. 

      North America