APWH Chapters 1-6 Multiple Choice Stem Question Study Guide (2012-2013)
1. The term prehistory refers to the period before (p. 6) An era before history
2. Which of the following was not a hominid? (p. 7)
3. The most important development of Homo erectus was (p. 10) Homo erectus was able to migrate to many areas such as all of a Asia and some of Europe.
4. Which of the following choices is in correct chronological order? (p. 29)
5. Which of the following statements is true of the inhabitants of the Paleolithic Age? (p. 14) They were hunter gathers and couldn’t accumulate wealth because of migration.
6. Most scholars believe that, during the Paleolithic Age, social organization was characterized by (p. 14) Age, strength, intelligence, or fertility.
7. The first human beings of the fully modern type were the (p. 17) Homo sapiens Sapiens
8. The Venus figurines (p. 17)
Had great interest in fertillity
9. Instead of the potentially misleading term agricultural revolution, many anthropologists prefer the term (p. 19) Agriculture transition
10. The earliest known agricultural technique was (p. 21)
Slash and burn
11. The mastery of agriculture led to a population explosion. From a sparse population of around four million in 10,000 b.c.e., the global figure rose by around 500 b.c.e. to around (p. 22) 100 million
12. One of the earliest Neolithic settlements was __________, which was located at a freshwater oasis north of the Dead Sea and had a population of around two thousand. (p. 22) Jericho
13. Which well known Neolithic settlement was located in south central Anatolia and had a population of around eight thousand? (p. 22) Catal Huyuk
14. The earliest of the three Neolithic craft industries was (p. 23) Pottery, textile production, and metalwaorking
15. The earliest metal worked systematically by humans was (p. 23) Copper
16. The ultimate source of wealth in any agricultural society is (p. 23) Surplus
17. Cities differed from Neolithic villages in two principal ways. First, cities were larger and more complex than Neolithic villages. The second difference was that (p. 27) They had specialists and a type of gevernment
18. Gilgamesh was associated with what city? (p. 31)
19. Which of the following subjects is not addressed in the Epic of Gilgamesh? (p. 31) Addressed: strength, courage, friendship, loyalty, fear of death. And longing for immortality.
20. The earliest urban societies developed in the (p. 31)
Fourth millennium in sw Asia and Mesopotamia
21. The word Mesopotamia means (p. 32)
Land between the rivers
22. The first complex society developed in the southern Mesopotamian land of (p. 32) Sumer
23. The word Semitic refers to (p. 33)
Semitic family of languages
24. After 3000 B.C.E. all Sumerian cities were ruled by what form of government? (p. 34) Monarchy
25. The creator of the first empire in Mesopotamia was (p. 35) Sargon of Akkad
26. Which early Mesopotamian ruler believed that the gods had chosen him to “promote the welfare of the people
. . . [and] to cause justice to prevail in the land?” (p. 36) Hammurabi
26. While Hammurabi’s code was based on the concept of retaliation lex talionis, it was also shaped by (p. 36) His predecessors codes and laws
27. Which early Mesopotamian society built the largest empire? (p. 37) Assyrian empire
28. Mesopotamian cultural and political brilliance reached its peak during the reign of (p. 36) Nebuchadnezzar
29. The words lex talionis relate to (p. 36)
An eye for an eye
30. The Babylonians eventually fell in 1595 b.c.e. to the (p. 37) Assyrians
31. The later Mesopotamian...
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