Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5 "History's Haves and Have-Nots".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Humans developed on what continent?
(a) Africa
(b) Australia
(c) Asia
(d) Europe

2. What advantage did horses provide?
(a) They pulled the weapons faster than humans
(b) They were used as weapons
(c) Greater manueverability
(d) More packing room

3. At 11,000 B.C., which continent was most likely to develop quickly?
(a) North America
(b) Any of them could have developed most quickly
(c) Asia
(d) Africa

4. Where did things like agriculture and writing develop?
(a) North America
(b) Warm climates
(c) The Arctic Circle
(d) Western Europe

5. Where did the Maori live?
(a) Hawaii
(b) Tazmania
(c) Easter Island
(d) New Zealand

Short Answer Questions

1. What argument about the mass extinction of large mammals does Diamond argue against?

2. How does Diamond feel about the traditional theories of human development?

3. What animal helped groups overthrow and conquer other groups?

4. Some people argue that examining domination leads to what type of focus?

5. Why was the first occupation of Australia important?

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