Which of the following is NOT true of the Paleolithic era?
a. The first writing systems developed in this period of human history.
b. Paleolithic people used stone rather than metal tools.
c. Paleolithic people made a living by gathering and hunting, rather than producing food.
d. Paleolithic people developed rituals to help them deal with human existence.
All EXCEPT which of the following is a source that modern scholars have used to understand Paleolithic peoples?
a. The study of modern Paleolithic peoples for comparison
b. The study of written ritual texts
c. The study of Paleolithic art, such as cave paintings and engraving
d. The study of Paleolithic remains, ...view middle of the document...
They had a significant impact on their new environments, unlike earlier migrants.
b. They were more recent than other migrants, beginning only about 3,500 years ago.
c. They were waterborne, using oceangoing canoes.
d. They were already agriculturists when the migration began.
All EXCEPT which of the following was a common feature of early gathering and hunting societies?
a. They were small, consisting of bands of 25-50 people.
b. They had clearly defined social hierarchies.
c. They were seasonally mobile or nomadic.
d. Relationships between women and men were far more equal than in later societies.
In which of the following ways did Paleolithic people purposely alter the natural environment?
a. They tamed and kept certain species of animals for their meat and wool.
b. They built walls to protect themselves from wild animals and their neighbors.
c. They cleared fields and planted simple crops.
d. They deliberately set fire to encourage the growth of particular plants.
Which of the following was NOT a result of the end of the last Ice Age?
a. Humans learned to sew, instead of wearing simple animal skins as clothing.
b. Some gathering and hunting communities established permanent settlements.
c. Society became more unequal, as some people were able to acquire more goods than others.
d. Population grew.
In what way did the settling down of human populations change the way societies were organized?
a. People became increasingly unequal, as some proved better or more fortunate at accumulating goods.
b. Societies became more complex, as people settled together in larger numbers than before.
c. On the whole, people had to work fewer hours per week, and could devote the time they gained to artistic and technological development.
d. Both a and b
In which environment is it most likely that a Paleolithic society would have been able to settle down permanently in villages, while continuing to live from gathering and hunting?
a. Near the sea, because the sea provided a permanent food supply
b. On the edge of a desert, where enemies would be more likely to leave them alone
c. In the mountains, where caves were available for storage and shelter
d. In a forest region, because of the presence of large mammals
Which of the following is a significant difference between the San and Chumash peoples?
a. Unlike the Chumash, the San settled in permanent small communities.
b. Unlike the San, the Chumash had no distinctions in rank or class.
c. Unlike the San, the Chumash made use of the ocean as an important source of food.
d. Unlike the Chumash, the San tended to acquire significant quantities of goods.
All EXCEPT which of the following made the Jomon Paleolithic society of Japan different from most Paleolithic societies?
a. The Jomon people relied on a broader range of food sources than most Paleolithic peoples.
b. The Jomon people created some of the...