SCIN 139 SCIN139 Quiz 2 Answers (APUS)

SCIN 139 SCIN139 Quiz 2 Answers (APUS)

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SCIN 139 Quiz 2 (APUS)

  1. Which of these regions led the world into the "great agricultural transition" and created the earliest civilizations?
  2. Which country has the oldest and most complete famine recorded in history? 
  3. According to table 3-2 in the textbook, which of the following crops was a major subsistence base for South central Mexico as early as 4500 B.C.?
  4. In the 1500s, when trade and colonization were expanding across the world, these became the most precious commodity:
  5. In which part of the world, about 9000 years ago, was efficient agriculture being practiced?
  6. By the time of the "______ Age" - from about 1500 to 1000 B.C. - tools were harder and weapons were stronger which contributed to social evolution.
  7. Historically, improvements in agricultural technology have sustained greater numbers of people.
  8. Introduced in Europe in 1346 A.D., this deadly bacterial disease spread quickly, accounting for a 25% population loss in Europe over just 6 years.
  9. A monotonous diet dependent on only one crop (e.g. maize), has the best health consequences.
  10. The world's population growth has been evenly distributed.
  11. The Neolithic Age is when humans began a reliance on domesticated plants and animals. 
  12. What was the estimated population of Mexico at the time of Spanish contact? 
  13. Regarding 'the estimated population of Mexico at the time of Spanish contact,' what was the major reason the population declined to only 2 million about 100 years later? 
  14. Name TWO additional factors that can explain the rise (and fall) of populations inhabiting different world regions: Health status, ______ and climate, dietary needs . (Your answer should not exceed 5 words). 
  15. Name one way in which minor climate or environmental change has affected human population change: crops (Your answer should be 1-5 words in length).
  16. Name at least two 13th century events in China that led to major population loss - even though China's population was growing in the 11th and 12th centuries.
  17. Due to the over-reliance on a single crop, in combination with the land tenure system at the time (cheap labor on large estates), Ireland experienced a drastic reduction in population due to the catastrophe known as 
  18. According to Table 3-2, name the crop that was a major subsistence base for the Andes Mountains as early as 4550 B.C. 

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