Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what types of societies did writing first emerge?

2. Diamond argues that a science of what should be developed?

3. What is not a cause in the uneven distribution of wealth and power, according to Diamond?

4. Diamond argues that China is which of the following?

5. What is a benefit that institutionalized religion provides?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How would you answer Yali's question: "Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea but we black people had little cargo of our own?" Do you think that Diamond missed any aspects in his answer to Yali's question?

Essay Topic 2

What advantages did writing give a society? What was early writing typically used for? Using an example, show how writing gave one society an advantage over another.

Essay Topic 3

What effect does population growth have on societies? What advantages did societies gain as their population grew?

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