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

Why do large mammals matter to Diamond's theory? Why is domestication important? What factors determine which large mammals are suitable to be domesticated?

Essay Topic 2

What are the advantages that the Fertile Crescent has that allowed it to be the one of the earliest sites of development? How do these advantages relate to Europe's advantages?

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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