Practice Quiz for Comparisons

No. of Questions= 8

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1.  What has happened to the global human population over the last 10,000 years?
a) It has decreased slightly
b) It has grown explosively
c) It has remained about the same in size
2.  Which of the following things happened as people changed over time from foraging to horticulture and eventually intensive agriculture?
     
a) They developed a passive dependence on their environment.
b) They progressively had less of a passive dependence on their environment.
c) The rate of extinction of wild plant and animal species decreased.
3.  Which of the following things happened to human societies as we changed over time from foraging to horticulture and eventually intensive agriculture?
     
a) societies became more complex
b) societies became less complex
c) there was no significant changes in societies
4.  As intensive agriculture based societies developed, which of the following things occurred?
a) There was an increase in the efficiency of food production.
b) There was a decrease in the percentage of the population who were non-food producers.
c) There was more leisure time for most people.
5.  Which of the following were a consequence of the transition to intensive agriculture?
     
a) The major contagious diseases were progressively reduced or eliminated from the human population.
b) Parasitic diseases appeared for the first time among humans.
c) It became easier for contagious diseases to spread and reach epidemic levels.
6.  Which of the following things have usually occurred as cities became larger during the last two centuries?
a) The local micro-climate was altered.
b) There was increased air pollution.
c) The drinking water supplies became polluted.
d) all of the above
7.  Which of the following statements is true of human warfare?
a) The mobility of most foraging societies made them successful conquerors.
b) As agriculture became more intensive and populations larger, the scale of war increased dramatically.
c) Pastoralists rarely are interested in warfare.
d) None of the above
8.  What happened to the rate of culture change in the developed nations during the last two centuries?
a) It increased.
b) It remained about the same as it was before.
c) It slowed down.
 


 

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