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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12 "Blueprints and Borrowed Letters".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sedentary lifestyles led to what type of birth intervals?
(a) Larger
(b) More difficult
(c) Shorter
(d) Longer

2. In what types of societies did writing first emerge?
(a) Capitalist societies
(b) Places where food production arose
(c) Hunter-gatherers
(d) Places were science was a major focus

3. Wild almonds are what?
(a) Healthier than domesticated
(b) Less bitter than domesticated
(c) Poisonous
(d) Sweeter than domesticated

4. Domesticated animals need to have what type of disposition?
(a) Wild
(b) Calm
(c) Nervous
(d) Dangerous

5. Which of the following is a non-food producing specialist?
(a) Hunter
(b) Farmer
(c) Gatherer
(d) Priest

Short Answer Questions

1. When were the Polynesian islands settled?

2. How many of the original fourteen large domesticated mammals became widespread across the globe?

3. Most domesticated mammals have been what?

4. Which of the following was not a domesticated animal?

5. Which of the following was one of the earliest crops?

(see the answer key)

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