World History Unit 1 Exam

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World History Unit 1 Exam

You might be the kind of person who prefers to look to the future or live in the present than to dwell on the past but studying history can actually be a very enriching experience, be it with regards to war, society or any widespread matter. Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, after all. What do you know about the history of our world? Take the quiz to find out now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The creation of agricultural surpluses resulted in:
    • A. 

      An industrial revolution

    • B. 

      Social stratification

    • C. 

      A lack of social stratification

    • D. 

      Matrilocal patterns of marriage

  • 2. 
    The agricultural revolution allowed which of the following transformations in human culture to take place?
    • A. 

      Domestication of animals

    • B. 

      Spread of regularly cultivated fields

    • C. 

      Development of towns

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The transformation associated with the agrarian revolution occured:
    • A. 

      Only in Africa, the area where humans first developed

    • B. 

      Only in the Eastern hemisphere

    • C. 

      In all of the world where civilizations emerged

    • D. 

      Only in the Middle East, the area where agriculture was first initiated

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Settled agriculture, dependent on organized irrigation systems, had emerged there

    • B. 

      There were no hunting and gathering societies in the region

    • C. 

      There was a higher concentration of humans in this region than anywhere else

    • D. 

      It was the only region in the world to develop sedentary agriculture

  • 5. 
    A pivotal event in early Egyptian history was:
    • A. 

      The freeing of all slaves under King Gilgamesh

    • B. 

      The unification of all Egypt under a king thought to be King Narmer

    • C. 

      The creation of a democracy by Queen Hatshepsut

    • D. 

      The assassination of Ramses

  • 6. 
    Which statement is true concerning Hammurabi's Law Code?
    • A. 

      Men and women faced the same punishments for committing the same crimes

    • B. 

      Religious or magical beliefs do not play a role in the Code

    • C. 

      Everyone was equal before the law

    • D. 

      Punishments were often harsh

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a drawback to civilization?
    • A. 

      Stricter social stratification into classes or castes

    • B. 

      Decreased wealth and food surpluses

    • C. 

      Grater inequality between men and women

    • D. 

      Aggressive behavior and warfare

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Hittites

    • C. 

      Babylonians

    • D. 

      Assyrians

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was characteristic of the power of the pharaoh in Egyptian civilization?
    • A. 

      The ruler had authority limited to his own city-state

    • B. 

      The pharaoh's authority was limited by independent regional governors

    • C. 

      He was regarded as a god with power to assure prosperity and control the Nile

    • D. 

      The pharaoh's power was truncated by the lack of a formal bureaucracy

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Egyptian religious belief concerning death?
    • A. 

      Construction of massive funeral monuments

    • B. 

      Mummification

    • C. 

      Death rituals that consigned most members of society to endless darkness

    • D. 

      Death rituals that extended organization to the afterlife

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      There were no female rulers in ancient societies

    • B. 

      The status of women reflected the value of their labor in agricultural society

    • C. 

      No societies continued to practice matrilinear descent and inheritance

    • D. 

      Women had no religious roles

  • 12. 
    The most significant contribution of the early Jewish state to Western civilization was:
    • A. 

      Its emphasis on divine kingship

    • B. 

      Its use of elaborate rituals concerning death

    • C. 

      Its sense of a divine plan

    • D. 

      The development of a strong monotheistic religion

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Both featured strong regional governments at the expense of city states

    • B. 

      Both were strongly stratified with distinctive classes of nobles, priests, peasants, and slaves

    • C. 

      Both had religions that featured emphasis on preparation for and rituals relating to the afterlife

    • D. 

      Neither culture was able to achieve advances in science or technology

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Egypt's early and constant interaction with other civilizations

    • B. 

      Egypt's large population

    • C. 

      Egyptian dominance in metal working

    • D. 

      Egypt's natural isolation and essential self-sufficiency

  • 15. 
    Our ability to read ancient Egyptian writing is due to:
    • A. 

      The work of modern computer programs

    • B. 

      The unearthing of Tutankhamen's tomb

    • C. 

      The discovery of the Rosetta Stone

    • D. 

      The fact that Egyptians today can still read it

  • 16. 
    Put the following in order: cities, specialization, agriculture, surplus