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. Where does Diamond believe that more research needs to be done?

2. The Miao-Yao family of language is spoken where?

3. If knowledge brings power, what increases the power, according to Diamond?

4. Diseases that become epidemics infect which group?

5. Which of the following is not a major infectious disease?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What influences a hunter-gatherer society to become food producers? What is surprising about this transition?

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 do civilizations and denser populations lead to epidemics? What are epidemics? What effects do they have on societies?

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