Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 9 :

The First Cities and States

Quiz 9 :

The First Cities and States

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The first writing presumably developed to handle recordkeeping for a centralized economy. Where did this first happen?
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What is the name of the cultural period during which the first chiefdoms and elites emerged in northern Syria?
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A

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Which of the following early states was located in what is now Pakistan and northwestern India?
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An egalitarian society
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According to Flannery (1999), only ranked societies that have undergone a loss of village autonomy
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All of the following provide archaeological evidence of social ranking EXCEPT
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What kinds of societies are divided into social classes?
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What is the name of the cultural period during which the first chiefdoms emerged in southern Mesopotamia?
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Which of the following best describes the role of hydraulic systems in state formation?
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What were the precursors to primary states?
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Thor Heyerdahl proposed that Egyptians could have navigated to the New World and influenced the emergence of civilization in the Americas. Erich von Däniken suggested that major human achievements had been borrowed from beings from outer space. What do these two views, both lacking credible scientific evidence, have in common?
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Which of the following does NOT describe a characteristic of states?
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Which of the following statements about ranked societies is FALSE?
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Cuneiform is the term for the early writing in what part of the world?
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Which of the following statements about Çatalhöyük is FALSE?
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Which of the following attributes distinguishes states from chiefdoms?
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A ________ is a form of social and political organization that has a formal, central government and a division of society into classes.
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Which of the following was the first Chinese state that developed in the wheat-producing regions of the north?
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In this chapter we learn that the most complete explanation of primary state formation is
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Robert Carneiro (1970) put forth an influential theory that incorporates three factors working together instead of a single cause for state formation. These three factors are
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