The Neolithic Revolution - Video Quiz

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After watching the video "The Neolithic Revolution" that is posted in Edmodo, check your understanding by taking the quiz. You must score at least an 80% to move on.


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

    Correct Answer
    C. Nomads
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nomads" because hunters and gatherers are known for their nomadic lifestyle, constantly moving from place to place in search of food. This term accurately describes their behavior of roaming and following their food sources.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Farming has an advantage over hunting and gathering because farmers can store their food. This means that when there is a famine or drought, farmers have a supply of food to eat from. This allows them to sustain themselves during difficult times, whereas hunters and gatherers may struggle to find enough food. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    Surpluses require everyone to work as farmers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that in order to have surpluses, everyone must work as farmers. However, this is not true. Surpluses can be achieved through various means, such as efficient farming techniques, advancements in technology, or trade with other communities. It is not necessary for everyone to be a farmer in order to have surpluses.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Farming
    Explanation
    Farming is the correct answer because it is the major activity that allows people to transition from a nomadic lifestyle to living in permanent settlements. Nomads rely on hunting and gathering for survival, constantly moving to find food sources. However, with the development of agriculture and the ability to cultivate crops and raise animals, people were able to settle in one place and establish permanent communities. Farming provided a stable food supply, allowing for the growth of populations and the development of more complex societies.

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  • 5. 

    Because one farmer can feed many in the community, people begin to specialize in different jobs.  The term used to describe the fact that people take on different jobs in the community is called

    • A.

      The division of labor

    • B.

      A surplus

    • C.

      Agriculture

    • D.

      Domestication

    Correct Answer
    A. The division of labor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the division of labor. This term refers to the phenomenon where individuals in a community specialize in different jobs. As agriculture allows one farmer to produce enough food to feed many people, it creates a surplus that enables others to focus on different tasks such as building, trading, or crafting. This specialization leads to the division of labor, where people become experts in their specific roles, increasing productivity and efficiency in the community.

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  • 6. 

    Nomads live in permanent settlements.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Nomads are known for their lifestyle of constantly moving from one place to another, rather than living in permanent settlements. They typically travel with their livestock in search of grazing land or water sources. Therefore, it is not true that nomads live in permanent settlements.

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  • 7. 

    Producing more food than you can eat is called

    • A.

      A surplus

    • B.

      Storage

    • C.

      The division of labor

    • D.

      Specialization

    Correct Answer
    A. A surplus
    Explanation
    Producing more food than you can eat is called a surplus. This means that there is an excess amount of food that goes beyond what is needed for immediate consumption. Surpluses can be beneficial as they provide a reserve for times of scarcity or can be traded or sold to others. It allows for a more stable food supply and can contribute to economic growth and development.

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  • 8. 

    This term is another word for farming.

    • A.

      Domestication

    • B.

      Agriculture

    • C.

      Surplus

    • D.

      Hunting and gathering

    Correct Answer
    B. Agriculture
    Explanation
    Agriculture refers to the practice of cultivating plants and rearing animals for food, fiber, medicinal plants, and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. It involves the systematic and controlled production of crops and livestock, typically involving the use of land, water, and other resources. Agriculture is commonly associated with farming, which encompasses activities such as planting, harvesting, and tending to crops, as well as raising and breeding livestock. Therefore, agriculture is the correct term that is synonymous with farming.

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  • 9. 

    An advantage of hunters and gatherers over life after the Neolithic Revolution is that if fire comes and devastates an area, the hunter and gatherer's way of life allows him/her to pick up and move on much more quickly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because hunters and gatherers have a nomadic lifestyle, which means they are constantly on the move in search of food and resources. This mobility allows them to quickly adapt and relocate to a new area if their current one is devastated by fire or any other disaster. In contrast, after the Neolithic Revolution, settled agricultural communities became more vulnerable to such disasters as they relied on fixed farming practices and infrastructure.

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  • 10. 

    Hunters and gatherers store their food.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hunters and gatherers do not typically store their food. They rely on finding and consuming food in their immediate environment, rather than storing it for future use. This is because their lifestyle is based on a nomadic or semi-nomadic existence, constantly moving to find new sources of food. Storing food would be impractical and unnecessary for their survival.

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