Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Test | Lesson Plans 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. How many "little" languages does China have?

2. How many basic writing systems exist?

3. Where did writing develop?

4. Diamond looks at what type of conflict in China?

5. When was Diamond's work first published?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Diamond suggests that more research needs to be done on how cultural factors influenced the distribution of wealth and power. How might culture affect the development of these differences? Do you think that culture plays more or less of a role than the environment in this distribution?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

How does Diamond explain the extinction of many large mammals around the world? What other theories have been proposed to explain this? Why does Diamond believe that these theories are not correct?

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