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Recent archeological studies suggest the theory that
a) the earliest humans evolved in the Rift Valley in Africa
b) farming societies developed before hunting and gathering societies
c) all the continents were settled at about the same time
d) the wheel was used by all ancient societies

One result of the Neolithic Revolution was
a) an increase in the number of nomadic tribes
b) the establishment of villages and the rise of governments
c) a reliance on hunting and gathering for food
d) a decrease in trade between cultural groups

Which geographic feature had the greatest influence on the development of ancient civilizations?
a) Dense forests
b) Mountain passes
c) smooth coastline
d) river valley

What was an important result of the Neolithic Revolution?
a) food supplies became more reliable
b) new sources of energy became available
c) people became more nomadic
d) populations declined

During which period did the domestication of animals and the growing of crops first occur?
a) Iron Age
b) Old Stone Age
c) Neolithic Revolution
d) Scientific Revolution

Early peoples who moved frequently as they searched for the food they needed for survival are called
a) Village dwellers
b) Subsistence farmers
c) guild members
d) hunters and gatherers

Throughout history, people have lived on savannas, in deserts, in mountains, along river valleys, along coastlines, and on islands. This statement demonstrates that people...
a) adapted to their surroundings
b) develop a common language
c) organize similar forms of government
d) prefer to live in isolated areas

How did the introduction of agriculture affect early peoples?
a) societies became nomadic
b) food production declined.
c) civilizations developed
d) birthrates decreased rapidly

Which social scientists are best known for studying the physical artifacts of a culture?
a) geographers
b) archeologists
c) economists
d) sociologists

In which field of study do people learn about the development of early human beings?
a) economics
b) cartography
c) political science
d) anthropology

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