Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16 "How China Became Chinese".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do pockets of the three language families other than Sino-Tibetan exist in China?
(a) The areas that they are in are frequented by Indonesian traders.
(b) They conquered the Sino-Tibetan speakers from 2000 B.C. to 1500 A.D.
(c) Sino-Tibetan speakers replaced or absorbed the other language areas.
(d) Scholars kept the language families alive in the monasteries.

2. What animal was domesticated in southwest Asia?
(a) Sheep
(b) Pig
(c) None
(d) Llama

3. Diamond looks at what type of conflict in China?
(a) Intra-continent
(b) Neo-continent
(c) Extra-continent
(d) Inter-continent

4. About what time did food production begin in the United States?
(a) 6,000 B.C.
(b) 10,000 B.C.
(c) 8,000 B.C.
(d) 100 A.D.

5. What slows the spread of domesticated plants?
(a) The domestication of animals
(b) Different climates
(c) Similar climates
(d) Areas of farmland

Short Answer Questions

1. How do archeologists date food production?

2. When did independent food production begin?

3. How many "little" languages does China have?

4. Which of the following is not an area very suitable for food production?

5. What axis is most conducive to the spread of food production?

(see the answer key)

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