World Civilization Basic Questions! Trivia Quiz

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World Civilization Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Early human beings similar to present day man existed on every continent but ________ no later than ________.
    • A. 

      Australia; 200 A.D.

    • B. 

      India; 30,000 B.C.E.

    • C. 

      Africa; 1,000 B.C.E.

    • D. 

      Antarctica; 20,000 B.C.E.

  • 2. 
    Rudimentary forms of art and ________ are primary indicators of the development of the hominids.
    • A. 

      Discovery of fire

    • B. 

      Walking upright

    • C. 

      House building

    • D. 

      Tool-making

    • E. 

  • 3. 
    ________ is a complex, developed culture usually associated with specific achievements such as agriculture, urban life, specialized labor and a system of writing.
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Utopia

    • C. 

      Civilization

    • D. 

      History

    • E. 

      a. b. c. d.

  • 4. 
    What is an example of a failed species that lived in Germany about 30,000 years ago and then disappeared?
    • A. 

      Neanderthal Man

    • B. 

      Homo sapiens

    • C. 

      Australopithecus afarensis

    • D. 

      All of these choices

  • 5. 
    Four major changes occurred because of the Agricultural Revolution. Which is NOT one of theses major changes?
    • A. 

      Privately owned property.

    • B. 

      Specialization of labor.

    • C. 

      Enlarged public role for women.

    • D. 

      Decreasing population.

    • E. 

  • 6. 
    Agriculture led to a change in women's roles in Neolithic Society. Which is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Female centered religious cults became popular.

    • B. 

      Male gods and priests replaced female centered cults.

    • C. 

      Enlarged public role for women.

    • D. 

      First farmers were probably women.

    • E. 

  • 7. 
    What was the first metal used by humans?
    • A. 

      Copper

    • B. 

      Nickel

    • C. 

      Iron ore

    • D. 

      Aluminum

  • 8. 
    The discovery of how to smelt iron was a major turning point in the civilized development of every people. It led to the end of the ________ Age and the beginning of the ________ Age.
    • A. 

      Bronze; Iron

    • B. 

      Iron; Bronze

    • C. 

      Gold; Iron

    • D. 

      Copper; Iron

    • E. 

  • 9. 
    Who were the first people to smelt iron? a. Hittites   b. Assyrians   c. Africans   d. Chinese
    • A. 

      Chinese

    • B. 

      Assyrians

    • C. 

      Africans

    • D. 

      Hittites

  • 10. 
    The diffusion theory:
    • A. 

      Is a proven fact

    • B. 

      Argues that knowledge of new techniques spread through human contact.

    • C. 

      Says developments occur simultaneously and separately

    • D. 

      All of these choices

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