AP World History Stearns Chapter 1 Practice Quiz

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Do you know about The Paleolithic Age? What else do you know about world history? This "AP World History Stearns Chapter 1 practice quiz" will review your knowledge and understanding of world history. The quiz consists mainly of questions and answers from chapter 1 of the book The Global Experience AP Edition by Peter N. Stearns. So, if you have read that book carefully, this test will not be as hard for you. Make your practice level better by playing this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Paleolithic Age refers to
    • A. 

      The period at which agriculture was developed.

    • B. 

      The period in which simple stone tools were developed.

    • C. 

      The period before people learned how to communicate

    • D. 

      The latest of the two stone ages

  • 2. 
    A characteristic of the human species before the advent of civilization was
    • A. 

      The ability to spread to various geographic settings and climate zones

    • B. 

      The ability to organize large political units

    • C. 

      The inability to communicate about abstractions such as death

    • D. 

      Land ownership was equal

  • 3. 
    The development of agriculture caused important changes in all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Population size and life expectancy

    • B. 

      Male-female relations

    • C. 

      The tendency to believe in many gods

    • D. 

      The development of complex social patterns

  • 4. 
    The Neolithic revolution occurred first in
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      The Middle East

    • C. 

      Central America

    • D. 

      China

  • 5. 
    Why did the original inhabitants of Australia not develop agriculture?
    • A. 

      Australian soil was too barren to grow crops.

    • B. 

      The Australian climate was too severe.

    • C. 

      They were too isolated to learn of developments elsewhere until recently.

    • D. 

      Australia never experienced an ice age.

  • 6. 
    A society is almost certainly a civilization if
    • A. 

      It practices sedentary agriculture.

    • B. 

      It involves tool use.

    • C. 

      It has religious rituals.

    • D. 

      It gathers food to survive.

  • 7. 
    The earliest known writing in a civilization first developed in
    • A. 

      Mesoamerica

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      The Middle East

  • 8. 
    Sumerian civilization produced the first
    • A. 

      Written law code

    • B. 

      Monotheistic religion

    • C. 

      Examples of warfare among people

    • D. 

      Mass literacy

  • 9. 
    The characteristic political organization of the Tigris-Euphrates civilization was
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Large, durable empires

    • C. 

      Village-level government

    • D. 

      Regional city states

  • 10. 
    Which river valley civilization was most completely destroyed by natural disasters such as climate change?
    • A. 

      Hwanghe

    • B. 

      Indus

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Tigris-Euphrates

  • 11. 
    Jewish monotheism 
    • A. 

      Was spread actively by Jewish missionaries throughout the Middle East.

    • B. 

      Emphasized the power and abstraction of God.

    • C. 

      Included worship of various lesser gods.

    • D. 

      Influenced no other religions.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following areas was NOT one of the earliest civilizations to develop?
    • A. 

      Middle East

    • B. 

      Northeastern Africa

    • C. 

      West Africa

    • D. 

      Northern China

  • 13. 
    Egypt differed from Mesopotamian civilization by stressing
    • A. 

      Well-organized, durable empires

    • B. 

      Extensive trade

    • C. 

      Greater social equality

    • D. 

      More modest building projects

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