Pre-Historic Native Americans Question Preview (ID: 15610)

This Will Cover SS8H1 A. Describe The Evolution Of Native American Cultures (Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, And Mississippian).

Highly developed political structure called Chiefdoms were developed during the ____________ period.
a) Mississippian
b) Archaic
c) Paleo
d) Woodland

The culture that scientists have no evidence of why or how they ceased to exist is known as the __________________ culture.
a) Archaic
b) Woodland
c) Mississippian
d) Paleo

The greatest achievement of the Archaic Indians was _____________.
a) the bow and arrow
b) the chiefdom
c) the atlatl
d) pottery

During the _______________________ period palisades were introduced and trade decreased which suggests the threat of other Native American attacks.
a) Archaic
b) Woodland
c) Mississippian
d) Paleo

The first culture that was hunters and gathers was the;
a) Paleo
b) Woodland
c) Mississippian
d) Archaic

This was also known as the Temple Mound Period.
a) Mississippian
b) Paleo
c) Woodland
d) Archaic

In what chronological order did the pre-historic Native Americans exist?
a) Paleo, Woodland, Archaic, and Mississippian
b) Paleo. Archaic, Mississippian, and Woodland
c) Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian
d) Archaic, Paleo, Woodland, and Mississippian

Why did the Archaic hunters begin hunting small game?
a) small game was easier to cook and eat
b) the weapons were made for small game
c) large animals were becoming extinct
d) they quit wandering for food

What impact did the development of horticulture have on pre-European Native American peoples?
a) It made shellfish their most important source of food.
b) It allowed them to hunt more easily.
c) It led to better farming so that they did not have to move around so much.
d) It made pottery more durable and useful.

Why did the Archaic culture move frequently?
a) To find enough food
b) To trade with others
c) To find secure shelter
d) To locate farmland

Which statement BEST explains why there are so few Paleo sites in Georgia?
a) Paleo Indians lived primarily in western states, not in Georgia
b) Paleo sites were often looted by cultural groups that came after them.
c) Remains for the “Old Stone Age” have been destroyed by natural forces.
d) The nomadic Paleo Indians did not leave many artifacts in one place.

Which is the BEST description of the culture of the Eastern Woodland Indians?
a) They were destroyed by European contact.
b) They were completely nomadic and were constantly on the move looking for food.
c) They were skilled farmers who lived in villages with permanent shelters.
d) They were a patriarchal culture; women held little or no power in the tribal societies.

Which statement BEST describes the people of the Early Archaic period?
a) They were horticulturalists who used simple tools to grow their food in small gardens.
b) They were the creators of the most technologically complex projectile points in the state.
c) They were the builders of earthen and rock mounds that were used for ceremonies.
d) They were hunters and gatherers who lived in small bands of twenty to fifty people.

This culture hunted large game ONLY.
a) Woodland
b) Mississippian
c) Archaic
d) Paleo

This culture disappeared without a trace.
a) Mississippian
b) Woodland
c) Paleo
d) Archaic

This culture was the first to develop pottery.
a) Paleo
b) Archaic
c) Woodland
d) Mississippian

This culture was the first to use the bow and arrow.
a) Mississippian
b) Archaic
c) Paleo
d) Woodland

In Georgia, the earliest earthen and rock mounds date back to the Middle Woodland Period. How were the mounds used during this period?
a) to attract large game animals
b) to serve as burial sites
c) to define social status
d) to expand farming territory

Archaeologists think that prehistoric Indians believed in some form of life after death because;
a) Burial mounds contained items such as tools, tobacco pipes, and weapons.
b) Pictographs and cave drawings depicted a spiritual afterlife
c) Tribal centers had churches and other symbols of worship
d) Legends of an afterlife were passed down from generation to generation

Which factor resulted in prehistoric Indians making permanent settlements?
a) The Indians followed herds of large animals
b) The Indians began to cultivate plants
c) The Indians wanted to band together for protection
d) The Indians had abundant large game

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