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11. Which of the following was characteristic of the Old Stone Age?
a. Farming
b. written language
c. toolmaking
d. organized government
12. What was the Neolithic Revolution?
a.The change from hunting and food gathering to farming
b. A war for independence
c. A rejection of Paleolithic values by Neolithic people
d. The movement of people to North America
13. What evidence suggests that early people believed in life after death?
a. They painted angels on cave wall
b. They held elaborate funeral services
c. They buried their dead with great care
d. They kept track of their good deeds in books
14. Production of larger quantities of food drew Neolithic farmers to the Tigris and Euphrates, Nile, Indus and Huang He River
Valleys because of the
a. ease of defense
b. availability of water and richer soils
c. rich deposits of minerals for iron production
d. freedom of oppressive government
15. Cuneiform was developed by the
a. Babylonians
b. Sumerians
c. Egyptians
d. Assyrians
16. The Code of Hammurabi was a major achievement for which of the following reasons?
a.It was the first major collection of laws.
b. It treated men and women as equals.
c. It ended capital punishment.
d. It rejected the principle of an “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
17. Which characteristic did the early civilizations that developed along the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates have in common?
a. each society’s religious beliefs were based on monotheism
b. urban communities were built using iron and steel tools
c. the form of government in each community was based on male suffrage
d. transportation and communication were promoted by a mild climate, fertile soil, and natural waterways
18. From evidence found at Harappa and Mohenjo Daro, archaeologists have concluded that Indus Valley cities
a. were fairly small and poorly organized
b. had a well-organized government
c. had a difficult time providing enough food for their residents
d. evolved with very little planning
19. According to Hinduism, what is the ultimate goal of existence?
a. to become a priest
b. to be reincarnated
c. to achieve union with brahman
d. to obey one’s dharma
20. According to the Buddha, how do you overcome the desire for things like riches?
a. by following the Eightfold Path
b. by fasting for days
c. by seeking out the wisdom of other holy men and scholars
d. by praying to the gods
21. The teachings of Confucius encouraged people to
a. put their own interests first
c. believe in reincarnation
b. reject government authority
d. follow a code of moral conduct
22. How did Han emperors select officials to run the government?
a. They appointed people from noble families.
b. They chose the best educated priests and scribes.
c. They set up a system of civil service exams that were open to anyone
d. They allowed villages to appoint their own officials.
23. Complex rules were developed within the caste system to
a. bring equality to all people
c. help rulers keep people under control
b. make everyday life more orderly
d. ensure spiritual purity
24. Alexander’s conquests of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Persia led to the
a. spread of Hellenic culture
c. spread of Islamic culture throughout Europe
b. adoption of a feudal system
d. establishment of a representative democracy
25. Important long-term contributions of the Ancient Greeks are primarily found in the area of
a. military technology
c. economic policy and planning
b. religious doctrine
d. government and law