Practice Stimuli Response Questions for World History

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Practice Stimuli Response Questions for World History

  1. 1. Stimuli Response Questions
  2. 2. 1) Based on the footprints, Mary Leakey believed that the human ancestor - a) Had a moment of indecision. b) Was easily frightened. c) Tried to avoid the volcanic ash. d) Was an adult female.
  3. 3. 1) Based on the footprints, Mary Leakey believed that the human ancestor - a) Had a moment of indecision. b) Was easily frightened. c) Tried to avoid the volcanic ash. d) Was an adult female.
  4. 4. 2) What point is Mary Leakey making in the quotation? a) Humans have changed greatly over time. b) Humans were less sophisticated long ago. c) Early human history is still largely unknown. d) Early humans were similar to people today.
  5. 5. 2) What point is Mary Leakey making in the quotation? a) Humans have changed greatly over time. b) Humans were less sophisticated long ago. c) Early human history is still largely unknown. d) Early humans were similar to people today.
  6. 6. 3) Which skill did humans most likely develop during the Neolithic Revolution? a) Hunting b) Fishing c) Gathering d) Farming
  7. 7. 3) Which skill did humans most likely develop during the Neolithic Revolution? a) Hunting b) Fishing c) Gathering d) Farming
  8. 8. 4) Which best summarizes the Neolithic Revolution? a) The period when humans developed religious beliefs b) The period when humans began to settle in villages c) The period when humans began to live as nomads d) The period when humans gave up hunting
  9. 9. 4) Which best summarizes the Neolithic Revolution? a) The period when humans developed religious beliefs b) The period when humans began to settle in villages c) The period when humans began to live as nomads d) The period when humans gave up hunting
  10. 10. 5) One effect of the growth of civilization was a) Farmer settled in river valleys b) Complex governments were created c) More cities were built in fertile valleys d) An increased number of people became farmers 6) Which led to food surpluses a) People began to write and communicate. b) Archaeologists studied early civilizations. c) New farming methods were developed. d) More humans favored a nomadic culture.
  11. 11. 5) One effect of the growth of civilization was a) Farmer settled in river valleys b) Complex governments were created c) More cities were built in fertile valleys d) An increased number of people became farmers 6) Which led to food surpluses a) People began to write and communicate. b) Archaeologists studied early civilizations. c) New farming methods were developed. d) More humans favored a nomadic culture.
  12. 12. 7) Sumer was located in the a) Sinai Peninsula b) Fertile Crescent c) Zagros Mountains d) Arabian Desert 8) Which city is closest to the Tigris River? a) Nippur b) Eridu c) Uruk d) Lagash
  13. 13. 7) Sumer was located in the a) Sinai Peninsula b) Fertile Crescent c) Zagros Mountains d) Arabian Desert 8) Which city is closest to the Tigris River? a) Nippur b) Eridu c) Uruk d) Lagash
  14. 14. 9) Around 700BC, most Phoenician colonies were located along the a) Eastern coast of Sardinia. b) Western European coast. c) Southern coast of Asia Minor. d) Northern coast of Africa. 10) Which Phoenician town or trading center was farthest west? a) Oea b) Tipasa c) Cartaea d) Panormos
  15. 15. 9) Around 700BC, most Phoenician colonies were located along the a) Eastern coast of Sardinia. b) Western European coast. c) Southern coast of Asia Minor. d) Northern coast of Africa. 10) Which Phoenician town or trading center was farthest west? a) Oea b) Tipasa c) Cartaea d) Panormos
  16. 16. 11) Where were ancient Egypt’s major cities located? a) In Asia Minor b) On Crete and Cyprus c) Along the Nile River d) On the eastern edge of the Red Sea 12) What were the northernmost areas reached by Egyptian traders? a) Crete, northern Syria, and Assur b) Nubia, Babylonia, and Canaan c) Greece, Asia Minor, and Cyprus d) Assur, Nubia, and Cyprus
  17. 17. 11) Where were ancient Egypt’s major cities located? a) In Asia Minor b) On Crete and Cyprus c) Along the Nile River d) On the eastern edge of the Red Sea 12) What were the northernmost areas reached by Egyptian traders? a) Crete, northern Syria, and Assur b) Nubia, Babylonia, a nd Canaan c) Greece, Asia Minor, and Cyprus d) Assur, Nubia, and Cyprus
  18. 18. 13) Artisans had more business during the New Kingdom because a) Trade offered new opportunities to merchants. b) Success in warfare brought wealth to Egypt. c) Fine jewelry, furniture, and fabrics became less expensive. d) Every pharaoh and noble now had a tomb of his or her own. 14) Who benefitted most directly from expanded trade? a) The pharaohs b) The nobles c) The merchants d) The artisans
  19. 19. 13) Artisans had more business during the New Kingdom because a) Trade offered new opportunities to merchants. b) Success in warfare brought wealth to Egypt. c) Fine jewelry, furniture, and fabrics became less expensive. d) Every pharaoh and noble now had a tomb of his or her own. 14) Who benefitted most directly from expanded trade? a) The pharaohs b) The nobles c) The merchants d) The artisans
  20. 20. 15) How were the Israelites different from all other people of the Fertile Crescent? a) The Israelites prayed to one god for guidance and protection. b) The Israelites were still in bondage in Egypt. c) The Israelites believed that there were many gods. d) The Israelites were the only ones to make a covenant with God. 16) What did the Israelites believe that God did for them? a) He punished the other people of the Fertile Crescent. b) He prayed for them to receive the Ten Commandments. c) He created the region of the Fertile Crescent for them alone. d) He delivered them from bondage in Egypt.
  21. 21. 15) How were the Israelites different from all other people of the Fertile Crescent? a) The Israelites prayed to one god for guidance and protection. b) The Israelites were still in bondage in Egypt. c) The Israelites believed that there were many gods. d) The Israelites were the only ones to make a covenant with God. 16) What did the Israelites believe that God did for them? a) He punished the other people of the Fertile Crescent. b) He prayed for them to receive the Ten Commandments. c) He created the region of the Fertile Crescent for them alone. d) He delivered them from bondage in Egypt.
  22. 22. 17) What conclusion can you draw about Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa? a) There was constant warfare between the cities. b) They were well-planned. c) They had well-organized governments. d) Few people inhabited these cities. 18) The Indus merchants most likely developed a uniform system of weights and measures to a) Generate more money for the people of Harappa. b) Make it easier and fairer to trade goods. c) Raise money for the plumbing systems of Harappa. d) Help government leaders organize the city.
  23. 23. 17) What conclusion can you draw about Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa? a) There was constant warfare between the cities. b) They were well-planned. c) They had well-organized governments. d) Few people inhabited these cities. 18) The Indus merchants most likely developed a uniform system of weights and measures to a) Generate more money for the people of Harappa. b) Make it easier and fairer to trade goods. c) Raise money for the plumbing systems of Harappa. d) Help government leaders organize the city.
  24. 24. 19) Buddhism was brought into Korea through a) India. b) China. c) Burma. d) Japan. 20) What conclusion can you draw about the spread of Buddhism? a) It spread mainly to the northwestern part of Asia. b) It spread only to the northern part of Asia. c) It spread mainly to the eastern and southern parts of Asia. d) It spread only to the southern part of Asia.
  25. 25. 19) Buddhism was brought into Korea through a) India. b) China. c) Burma. d) Japan. 20) What conclusion can you draw about the spread of Buddhism? a) It spread mainly to the northwestern part of Asia. b) It spread only to the northern part of Asia. c) It spread mainly to the eastern and southern parts of Asia. d) It spread only to the southern part of Asia.
  26. 26. 21) Based on the quotation about the “true gentleman,” Confucius believed that a) Action means nothing without words. b) People should practice preaching. c) People should tell others what to do. d) People need to back up their words with actions.
  27. 27. 21) Based on the quotation about the “true gentleman,” Confucius believed that a) Action means nothing without words. b) People should practice preaching. c) People should tell others what to do. d) People need to back up their words with actions.
  28. 28. 22) Confucius summarizes his teachings as a) “Live peacefully.” b) “Think positively.” c) “Seek wisdom.” d) “Pursue profit.”
  29. 29. 22) Confucius summarizes his teachings as a) “Live peacefully.” b) “Think positively.” c) “Seek wisdom.” d) “Pursue profit.”
  30. 30. 23) Shi Huangdi most harshly cracked down on a) Legalists. b) Government workers. c) Farmers. d) Feudal nobles.
  31. 31. 23) Shi Huangdi most harshly cracked down on a) Legalists. b) Government workers. c) Farmers. d) Feudal nobles.
  32. 32. 24) Why did Shi Huangdi order that books be burned? a) To promote Confucianism b) To prevent people from struggling against him c) So that people would learn new ideas d) To end the threat of Legalism
  33. 33. 24) Why did Shi Huangdi order that books be burned? a) To promote Confucianism b) To prevent people from struggling against him c) So that people would learn new ideas d) To end the threat of Legalism
  34. 34. 25) As a result of their sea travels, Mycenaeans a) Adopted new skills and customs. b) Lost their power in the Aegean. c) Were eventually defeated by the Minoans. d) Developed greater navigation skills.
  35. 35. 25) As a result of their sea travels, Mycenaeans a) Adopted new skills and customs. b) Lost their power in the Aegean. c) Were eventually defeated by the Minoans. d) Developed greater navigation skills.
  36. 36. 26) What geographic factor made it difficult for the Greek city-states to unite? a) They were constantly under attack by invaders from Asia Minor. b) They were separated from one another by mountains and seas. c) They all wanted to control Athens and Sparta. d) They could not trade with one another.
  37. 37. 26) What geographic factor made it difficult for the Greek city-states to unite? a) They were constantly under attack by invaders from Asia Minor. b) They were separated from one another by mountains and seas. c) They all wanted to control Athens and Sparta. d) They could not trade with one another.
  38. 38. 27) Which resource was not found within the boundaries of the Mycenaean world?? a) Timber b) Silver c) Gold d) Marble
  39. 39. 27) Which resource was not found within the boundaries of the Mycenaean world?? a) Timber b) Silver c) Gold d) Marble
  40. 40. 28) The major battle sites of the Persian Wars were at Salamis, Marathon, and a) Sparta b) Thermopylae c) Athens d) Sardis
  41. 41. 28) The major battle sites of the Persian Wars were at Salamis, Marathon , and a) Sparta b) Thermopylae c) Athens d) Sardis
  42. 42. 29) To get from Sardis to Athens, the Persian army went a) Around the Mediterranean Sea. b) Across the Aegean Sea c) Across the Peloponnesus d) Around the Aegean Sea
  43. 43. 29) To get from Sardis to Athens, the Persian army went a) Around the Mediterranean Sea. b) Across the Aegean Sea c) Across the Peloponnesus d) Around the Aegean Sea
  44. 44. 30) Plato and Aristotle both agreed that a) Society should be led by a elite philosopher-king b) Mob rule was the inevitable result of a monarchy c) Democracy could rarely be a successful kind of government d) The ideal society should be made up of three classes
  45. 45. 30) Plato and Aristotle both agreed that a) Society should be led by a elite philosopher-king b) Mob rule was the inevitable result of a monarchy c) Democracy could rarely be a successful kind of government d) The ideal society should be made up of three classes
  46. 46. 31) In Plato’s ideal society who would have the ultimate authority? a) Workers b) A philosopher-king c) Soldiers d) A mob
  47. 47. 31) In Plato’s ideal society who would have the ultimate authority? a) Workers b) A philosopher-king c) Soldiers d) A mob
  48. 48. 32) How did the Viking Invasions differ from those of the Magyars? a) The Vikings went to Iceland the Magyars went to northern Africa. b) The Vikings and Magyars invaded completely different regions. c) The Vikings only went east and west, while the Magyars went east and south. d) The Vikings mostly traveled by water, while the Magyars traveled by land.
  49. 49. 32) How did the Viking Invasions differ from those of the Magyars? a) The Vikings went to Iceland the Magyars went to northern Africa. b) The Vikings and Magyars invaded completely different regions. c) The Vikings only went east and west, while the Magyars went east and south. d) The Vikings mostly traveled by water, while the Magyars traveled by land.
  50. 50. 33) It can be concluded that the Carpathian Mountains probably … a) helped the invading Muslims defend themselves from attack. b) prevented the invading Magyars from going north. c) kept the Vikings from invading Russia. d) made it easier for the Vikings to reach Constantinople.
  51. 51. 33) It can be concluded that the Carpathian Mountains probably … a) helped the invading Muslims defend themselves from attack. b) prevented the invading Magyars from going north. c) kept the Vikings from invading Russia. d) made it easier for the Vikings to reach Constantinople.

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