A History of World Societies Combined Volume 10th Edition Test Bank


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A History of World Societies Combined Volume 10th Edition Test Bank


Use the following to answer questions 1-15:


Select the word or phrase from the Terms section that best matches the definition or example provided in the Definitions section.



  1. pastoralism
  2. Neanderthals
  3. division of labor
  4. animism
  5. social hierarchies
  6. patriarchy
  7. Paleolithic era
  8. Agricultural Revolution
  9. foraging
  10. shamans
  11. Neolithic era
  12. hominids
  13. horticulture
  14. megafaunal extinction
  15. domesticated



1. Period during which humans used tools of stone, bone, and wood and obtained food by gathering and hunting. Roughly 250,000–9,000 B.C.E. _________________



2. Dramatic transformation in human history resulting from the change from foraging to raising crops and animals. _________________



3. Period beginning in 9000 B.C.E. during which humans obtained food by raising crops and animals and continued to use tools primarily of stone, bone, and wood. _________________



4. Members of the family Hominidae that contains humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. _________________



5. Die-off of large animals in many parts of the world about 15,000–10,000 B.C.E., caused by climate change and perhaps human hunting. _________________



6. Divisions between rich and poor, elites and common people, that have been a central feature of human society since the Neolithic era. _________________



7. A style of life in which people gain food by gathering plant products, trapping or catching small animals and birds, and hunting larger prey. _________________



8. Idea that people, animals, plants, natural occurrences, and other parts of the physical world have spirits. _________________



9. Differentiation of tasks by gender, age, training, status, or other social distinction. _________________



10. Social system in which men have more power and access to resources than women and some men are dominant over other men. _________________



11. Group of Homo erectus with brains as large as those of modern humans that flourished in Europe and western Asia between 150,000 and 30,000 years ago. _________________



12. Crop raising done with hand tools and human power. _________________



13. An economic system based on herding flocks of goats, sheep, cattle, or other animals. _________________



14. Plants and animals modified by selective breeding so as to serve human needs; these animals will behave in specific ways and breed in captivity. _________________



15. Spiritually adept men and women who communicated with the unseen world. _________________




Answer Key


1. g. Paleolithic era
2. h. Agricultural Revolution
3. i. Neolithic era
4. j. hominids
5. l. megafaunal extinction
6. e. social hierarchies
7. g. foraging
8. d. animism
9. c. division of labor
10. f. patriarchy
11. b. Neanderthals
12. k. horticulture
13. a. pastoralism
14. m. domesticated
15. h. shamans