World History Chapter 1 Quiz

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World History Chapter 1 Quiz


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  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    The science that studies the origins of humans and their development is __________________________________.
  • 3. 
    Stone tools were one kind of __________________________that helped people meet their needs.
  • 4. 
    Most ancient people were __________________________, which means they believed in many gods.
  • 5. 
    Drawings called __________________________were one of the early steps towards the development of a writing system.
  • 6. 
    The New Stone Age was also called the ________________________Period.
  • 7. 
    The Old Stone Age was also called the ________________________Period.
  • 8. 
    ______________________is the belief that spirits dwell in animals, objects, and dreams.
  • 9. 
    Two early villages we discussed in class were Catalyuhuk and _________________________.
  • 10. 
     ___________________&________________found ancient tools in Olduvai Gorge.
  • 11. 
    ____________________________ discovered an ancient skeleton that his archaeological team nicknamed "Lucy."
  • 12. 
    To learn about prehistoric people, archaeologists study mainly
    • A. 

      Written records

    • B. 

      Fossilized remains

    • C. 

      Man-made objects

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Some archaeologists believe that Old Stone Age people created cave paintings:
    • A. 

      As a way to communicate with each other

    • B. 

      As part of religious rituals

    • C. 

      To decorate where they lived

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Early villages could support growing populations because of:
    • A. 

      Food surpluses

    • B. 

      Large amounts of land

    • C. 

      Jobs besides farming

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Unlike in Asia and Africa, early civilizations in the Americas:
    • A. 

      Were monotheistic

    • B. 

      Developed away from river valleys

    • C. 

      Were nomadic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The people with the highest social standing in early civilizations were:
    • A. 

      Merchants

    • B. 

      Artisans

    • C. 

      Priests and nobles

    • D. 

      None of the above