The World History Chapter 2 Trivia

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The World History Chapter 2 Trivia

Can you answer the following world history quiz? Test your knowledge on this history quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were the populations of early villages able to grow?
    • A. 

      Large amounts of available land

    • B. 

      Availability of jobs other than farming

    • C. 

      Rise of civilizations

    • D. 

      Food surpluses

  • 2. 
    How were the first civilizations in the Americas different from those of Asia and Africa?
    • A. 

      They were nomadic

    • B. 

      They developed away from river valleys

    • C. 

      They worshipped a single god

    • D. 

      They built temples

  • 3. 
    What is the main feature that defines civilization?
    • A. 

      Governments

    • B. 

      Cities

    • C. 

      Religions

    • D. 

      Farming

  • 4. 
    A ruler who conquers many cities and villages creates:
    • A. 

      An empire

    • B. 

      A civilization

    • C. 

      A city-state

    • D. 

      A culture

  • 5. 
    The New Stone Age began when people learned to:
    • A. 

      Use tools

    • B. 

      Use fire

    • C. 

      Make weapons

    • D. 

      Farm

  • 6. 
    How did nomadic cultures differ from civilizations?
    • A. 

      Nomads did not build cities

    • B. 

      Nomads did not make jewelry

    • C. 

      Nomads did not raise animals

    • D. 

      Nomads did not have government

  • 7. 
    Some scholars believe prehistoric people created cave paintings:
    • A. 

      To communicate with each other

    • B. 

      As a part of religious rituals

    • C. 

      To decorate the cave where they lived

    • D. 

      As a symbol of wealth and power

  • 8. 
    The result of migration, warfare and trade:
    • A. 

      Cultural diffusion

    • B. 

      Destruction of civilization

    • C. 

      The rise of cities

    • D. 

      Turning from nomadic to settled life

  • 9. 
    Iron was important in the ancient world primarily because:
    • A. 

      It was a very scarce metal, so it was treasured

    • B. 

      It could be used to make coins and jewelry

    • C. 

      It could make sharper, stronger weapons and tools

    • D. 

      It was much cheaper than bronze or copper

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of an artifact?
    • A. 

      A shard of pottery

    • B. 

      A partial skeleton

    • C. 

      An ancient rock layer

    • D. 

      Fossilized remains

  • 11. 
    What are archaeologists' primary resources in learning about early civilizations?
    • A. 

      Material remains

    • B. 

      Written records

    • C. 

      Fossilized remains

    • D. 

      Beliefs and values

  • 12. 
    The top social class of ancient societies was generally made up of:
    • A. 

      Wealthy merchants

    • B. 

      Farmers and artisans

    • C. 

      Priests and nobles

    • D. 

      All people were equal

  • 13. 
    Scribes were valuable to ancient societies because of their skills in:
    • A. 

      Public works

    • B. 

      Metalworking

    • C. 

      Art and architecture

    • D. 

      Reading and writing