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

2. How did Native American hunting and gathering societies become farmers?
(a) By acquiring Canadian crops
(b) By conquering the Spanish
(c) By domesticating wild yaks
(d) By acquiring Mexican crops

3. How many "little" languages does China have?
(a) 200
(b) 100
(c) 70
(d) 130

4. Crops that began food production in an area are known as what?
(a) Founder crops
(b) Transient
(c) Sedentary
(d) Gatherers

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The arrival of founder crops enabled local populations to become what?

2. How do archeologists date food production?

3. The axis of a continent does not affect the spread of what?

4. Independent food production appears to have begun where?

5. Because of its axis, food production spread more rapidly in which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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