History 110a

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What is the problem with studying the past relaying on written documents? Select one:
a. It means that historians often ignore the period before humans first invented writing. b. It means that studying history often means studying the history of only the people who could write (or pay others to write things down.) c. It means that the history of the poor and of women has often been neglected. d. All of the above

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What does the term "emergent properties" mean, as it is used in the Introduction? Select one:
a. It refers to special places where new things emerge
b. It refers to the emergence of Big History as a new way of teaching History. c. It refers to how lots of small components can come together to make something very different and new. d. It refers to energy flows that help things maintain their structure. Question 3

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According to the authors, Big History is different from other creation stories because it: Select one:
a. it is universal to all peoples and places
b. We finally have the answers to all the things ancient people didn't understand c. It tries to explain where everything came from.
d. it believes the universe had an original starting point
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According to the text, what are "taxonomies"?
(You must use the exact five words the book uses.)
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Which of the three authors wrote the Introduction?
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According to the authors of Big History, why are dates important? Select one:
a. Dates help us make sense of the past because they allow us to "map" the past, and see the order that things happened. b. It is impossible to accurately date things now, but once we succeed we will understand the...
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