World History Study Guide Fall 2011 Multiple Choice



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World History Study Guide Fall 2011
Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. Who discovered the bones of the earliest known human at Olduvai Gorge?

a.

Donald Johanson

b.

Louis B. and Mary Leakey

c.

Henry Jones, Jr.

d.

Cecil B. DeMille

____ 2. All human beings today belong to the ____ subspecies of human being.



a.

ordinary

b.

Neanderthal

c.

Homo sapiens sapiens

d.

australopithecines

____ 3. Paleolithic peoples were nomads because they had no choice but to



a.

flee from the wooly mammoth.

b.

move on after they had depleted the land.

c.

escape the pollution they caused.

d.

follow animal migrations and vegetation cycles.

____ 4. The Paleolithic Age is



a.

also called the New Stone Age.

b.

not proven to have existed.

c.

usually known as the Primitive Age.

d.

the period in which humans used simple stone tools.

____ 5. Who were the first humans to learn to deliberately make fires?



a.

Canadians

b.

Homo erectus

c.

the Neolithic peoples

d.

cave people

____ 6. The real change in the Neolithic Revolution was the



a.

movement away from eating just fruits and grains to eating meat.

b.

discovery of new caves.

c.

shift from hunting and gathering to systematic agriculture.

d.

development of bowls and spoons.

____ 7. The ability to acquire food on a regular basis meant humans



a.

had less control over their environment.

b.

could give up their nomadic ways of life and begin to live in settled communities.

c.

could use animals as pets.

d.

could use fire to cook their food.

____ 8. Food surpluses in the Neolithic farming village of Çatal Hüyük



a.

made it possible for people to do things other than farming.

b.

made the village susceptible to raids from nomadic tribes.

c.

were not stored properly and spoiled, so people starved to death.

d.

caused the entire population to become obese.

____ 9. The use of metals marked the end of the Neolithic Age and a



a.

beginning to the Metal Age.

b.

movement away from agriculture.

c.

complete abandonment of other tools.

d.

new level of human control over the environment and its resources.

____ 10. Historians have identified the basic characteristics of civilizations as



a.

vehicles, use of fire, nomadic lifestyle, hunting and gathering, and technology.

b.

villages, temples, trade, tools, use of fire, and armies.

c.

use of metals, weapons, houses, food, religion, and art.

d.

cities, governments, religion, social structure, writing, and art.

____ 11. Anthropology is the study of



a.

the light given off by electrons.

b.

past societies.

c.

human life and culture.

d.

ancient texts.

____ 12. The term “Homo erectus” means what?



a.

“wise, wise human being”

b.

“upright human being”

c.

“tall humans”

d.

“old stone”

____ 13. Thermoluminescence dating determines an object’s age by



a.

detecting levels of C-14.

b.

measuring electrons in soil.

c.

analyzing leather.

d.

looking at a calendar.

____ 14. ____ is the period before writing was developed



a.

The Neolithic Age

b.

Archaeology

c.

Ancient times

d.

Prehistory

____ 15. Homo sapiens sapiens spread across the world at a rate of



a.

only two to three miles per generation.

b.

three to six hundred miles per generation.

c.

ten thousand miles every other generation.

d.

one continent per generation.

____ 16. The Paleolithic peoples found shelter in caves, but over time



a.

were driven out by bats.

b.

found the caves unlivable.

c.

the caves flooded.

d.

created new shelters.

____ 17. The use of fire by early humans reminds us that



a.

they ate only food cooked on a fire.

b.

sometimes they adapted by changing the environment, not themselves.

c.

they were fascinated by fire.

d.

they were cold all the time.

____ 18. The Neolithic Age is sometimes



a.

questioned because of the lack of evidence to show its existence.

b.

called the New Stone Age.

c.

mislabeled as the Rock of Ages.

d.

debated as the greatest age the world has ever known.

____ 19. The Neolithic Revolution can best be described as



a.

a political conflict between the Neolithic and Paleolithic peoples.

b.

the result of the youth taking control of the tribes.

c.

the growing of crops and the taming of food-producing animals by early humans.

d.

the use of fire by early humans to change their environment.

____ 20. The six characteristics of civilizations are cities, governments, ____, social structure, writing, and art.



a.

religion

b.

calligraphy

c.

use of fire

d.

pets

____ 21. Farming in ancient Mesopotamia resulted in an abundance of food, which



a.

often rotted, causing illness.

b.

enabled civilization to emerge.

c.

caused overpopulation.

d.

produced inflation.

____ 22. The first empire in world history was the ____ Empire.



a.

Eskimo

b.

Sumerian

c.

Akkadian

d.

British

____ 23. Hammurabi is remembered for



a.

inventing the first wooden bicycle.

b.

his law code, a collection of 282 laws.

c.

creating a post office.

d.

overthrowing the Akkadian Empire.

____ 24. The history of Egypt begins around 3100 B.C., when



a.

the Nile River flooded.

b.

the first pyramid collapsed.

c.

Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt.

d.

a volcano at Giza erupted.

____ 25. Hieratic script, a simplified version of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, was used



a.

by peasants, who were too uneducated to read.

b.

only by the nobles, as a way of communicating with the gods.

c.

by the blind, as a type of braille.

d.

for business transactions, record keeping, and the general needs of daily life.

____ 26. What are the “ten lost tribes”?



a.

scattered Israelite tribes

b.

the “Sea Peoples”

c.

ten cities

d.

Egyptian traders

____ 27. Unlike the leaders of other religions of the time, Jewish prophets



a.

were believed to be directly descended from God, and therefore almost gods themselves.

b.

were required to burn the sacred texts after they read them.

c.

often gave up their beliefs and adopted the religion of their conquerors.

d.

could not claim they alone knew the will of God, since the Jewish teachings were written down for anyone to read.

____ 28. Cyrus the Great showed such wisdom and compassion when he conquered Babylon that



a.

he was executed.

b.

everyone accepted him as ruler.

c.

he was worshipped as a god.

d.

he conquered Africa.

____ 29. Which leader of the Persian Empire extended it to become the largest empire the world had yet seen?



a.

Moses

b.

Marc Antony

c.

Darius

d.

Nebuchadnezzar

____ 30. Which of the following elements contributed to the efficient system of communication that was crucial to sustaining the Persian Empire?



a.

well-maintained roads and way stations that provided food, shelter, and fresh horses for the king’s messengers

b.

trained dogs that carried messages to the king from as far as five hundred miles away

c.

an alphabet that was made up of 22 letters that represented the sounds of speech

d.

a complicated series of smoke signals

____ 31. A theocracy is a government in which



a.

leaders rule by divine authority.

b.

the military ruled the people.

c.

only women could rule.

d.

a council of elders makes all the laws.

____ 32. Around 2340 B.C., Sargon, the leader of the Akkadians,



a.

overran Paris, the largest city in the world at that time.

b.

established the world’s first city-states and led by divine authority.

c.

overran the Sumerian city-states and set up the first empire in world history.

d.

choked to death on a piece of beef.

____ 33. The invention of cuneiform is credited to



a.

Odysseus.

b.

the Sumerians.

c.

the Phoenicians.

d.

the Spanish.


____ 34. Modern historians have divided Egyptian history into three major periods, known as



a.

super old, old, young.

b.

the Re Kingdom, the Menes Kingdom, and the Tut Kingdom.

c.

Osiris, Isis, and Axum.

d.

the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom.

____ 35. What is the importance of the Phoenician alphabet?



a.

first alphabet to use words

b.

basis for English alphabet

c.

had capital letters

d.

could be read backwards



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