____ 2. All human beings today belong to the ____ subspecies of human being.
____ 3. Paleolithic peoples were nomads because they had no choice but to
____ 4. The Paleolithic Age is
____ 5. Who were the first humans to learn to deliberately make fires?
____ 6. The real change in the Neolithic Revolution was the
____ 7. The ability to acquire food on a regular basis meant humans
____ 8. Food surpluses in the Neolithic farming village of Çatal Hüyük
____ 9. The use of metals marked the end of the Neolithic Age and a
____ 10. Historians have identified the basic characteristics of civilizations as
____ 11. Anthropology is the study of
____ 12. The term “Homo erectus” means what?
____ 13. Thermoluminescence dating determines an object’s age by
____ 14. ____ is the period before writing was developed
____ 15. Homo sapiens sapiens spread across the world at a rate of
____ 16. The Paleolithic peoples found shelter in caves, but over time
____ 17. The use of fire by early humans reminds us that
____ 18. The Neolithic Age is sometimes
____ 19. The Neolithic Revolution can best be described as
____ 20. The six characteristics of civilizations are cities, governments, ____, social structure, writing, and art.
____ 21. Farming in ancient Mesopotamia resulted in an abundance of food, which
____ 22. The first empire in world history was the ____ Empire.
____ 23. Hammurabi is remembered for
____ 24. The history of Egypt begins around 3100 B.C., when
____ 25. Hieratic script, a simplified version of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, was used
____ 26. What are the “ten lost tribes”?
____ 27. Unlike the leaders of other religions of the time, Jewish prophets
____ 28. Cyrus the Great showed such wisdom and compassion when he conquered Babylon that
____ 29. Which leader of the Persian Empire extended it to become the largest empire the world had yet seen?
____ 30. Which of the following elements contributed to the efficient system of communication that was crucial to sustaining the Persian Empire?
____ 31. A theocracy is a government in which
____ 32. Around 2340 B.C., Sargon, the leader of the Akkadians,
____ 33. The invention of cuneiform is credited to
____ 34. Modern historians have divided Egyptian history into three major periods, known as
____ 35. What is the importance of the Phoenician alphabet?