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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was early writing used for primarily?
2. Why did the developments occur later in the Americas that in Europe?
3. Australia was once joined together what what other land mass?
4. Archeological evidence links what early culture with later Pacific island cultures?
5. Why is food production important for inventions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1What 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 2How 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?
Essay Topic 3What does Diamond believe led to the unequal distribution of wealth and power in the world? Do you agree or disagree with his explanation? Do you think that he is missing any aspects?
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