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[01] Lesson 1 Exam
Question 1   5 / 5 points

A rise in literacy rates across Europe following the Renaissance can be reasonably attributed to an invention by

Question options:

  a) Archimedes.
  b) Ptolemy.
  c) Leonardo da Vinci.
  d) Johannes Gutenberg.
Question 2   5 / 5 points

Concepts of gene therapy, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and bioengineering were under development beginning in the

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  a) 1960s.
  b) 1970s.
  c) 1980s.
  d) 1990s.
Question 3   5 / 5 points

The monsoon weather pattern affecting the _______ Ocean enabled trade over a wide area from Africa to southeast Asia.

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  a) Indian
  b) Atlantic
  c) Pacific
  d) Antarctic
Question 4   5 / 5 points

Which of these was not an innovation of Henry Ford?

Question options:

  a) Moving assembly line
  b) Large production plant
  c) Standardization of parts
  d) Lowered employee wages
Question 5   5 / 5 points

The appearance of writing around 3500 BCE appears to have been accompanied by the advent of

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  a) animal domestication.
  b) agriculture.
  c) iron smelting.
  d) horticulture.
Question 6   5 / 5 points

The Library at _______ contained the world’s largest archive of human knowledge in ancient times.

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  a) Athens
  b) Cairo
  c) Alexandria
  d) Rome
Question 7   5 / 5 points

Which event directly marked the end of the Roman Republic and the advent of the Roman Empire?

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  a) The death of Cleopatra
  b) The Greek defeat in the naval battle at Actium
  c) The fall of the Turkish Empire
  d) Octavian’s ascent to power as Augustus Caesar
Question 8   5 / 5 points

Which element of nonmaterial culture refers to preferred and expected behaviors?

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  a) Values
  b) Symbols
  c) Norms
  d) Language
Question 9   5 / 5 points

The Turing test was designed to test a(n)

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  a) foreign power’s chances of winning a war.
  b) atomic bomb for energy output.
  c) computer’s capacity to calculate mathematical sums.
  d) machine’s ability to exhibit human-level intelligence.
Question 10   5 / 5 points

Dating from about 662 to 750 CE, _______ culture was called the first universal civilization because it allowed for trade over a broad area, thus encouraging an exchange of new ideas for innovations in technology and the sciences.

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  a) Western
  b) Arabic
  c) Greek
  d) Chinese
Question 11   5 / 5 points

All of the following were invented in China while the West was a cultural backwater, except

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  a) gunpowder.
  b) early steam engines.
  c) paper.
  d) the compass.
Question 12   5 / 5 points

Which of these is true of the ancient cultures of the Americas?

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  a) The Mayans and Aztecs made notable advances in astronomy and mathematics.
  b) The Aztecs and Mayans learned to read and write under Spanish rule.
  c) The Aztecs and Mayans had no concept of the wheel.
  d) The Incas built many miles of paved roads across their empire.
Question 13   5 / 5 points

You’re a resident of Italy during the Renaissance. You believe in critical thinking as key to progress and human freedom. What is your philosophy called?

Question options:

  a) Rationalism
  b) Secularism
  c) Humanism
  d) Platonism
Question 14   5 / 5 points

In painting, chiaroscuro is a technique in which

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  a) backgrounds become separate from foregrounds.
  b) objects on canvas look three-dimensional.
  c) linear perspectives become distorted.
  d) primary colors are exclusively used.
Question 15   5 / 5 points

The greatest expansion of the Roman Empire occurred during the _______ Age.

Question options:

  a) Neolithic
  b) Late Bronze
  c) Early Bronze
  d) Iron
Question 16   5 / 5 points

Before the invention of the loom in 1785, textile manufacturing was

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  a) regulated under the guild system.
  b) performed by children working in factories.
  c) produced in rural cottages under a putting-out system.
  d) conducted by British colonists overseas.
Question 17   5 / 5 points

Our species, Homo sapiens sapiens, appeared on the planet around _______ years BCE.

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  a) 40,000
  b) 1 million
  c) 1.5 million
  d) 200,000
Question 18   5 / 5 points

John Harrison, a Yorkshire carpenter, helped solve the longitude problem with the invention of the

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  a) marine compass.
  b) marine chronometer.
  c) astrolabe.
  d) global positioning system.
Question 19   5 / 5 points

Artifacts are to material culture as _______ are to nonmaterial culture.

Question options:

  a) horses
  b) beliefs
  c) crossbows
  d) statues
Question 20   5 / 5 points

Which statement is true regarding the European medieval period?

Question options:

  a) Traditional technology was favored, so no innovation occurred in the Middle Ages.
  b) New technological advances were imported over trade routes from China.
  c) Traditional technology was favored but innovations like vertical windmills and clockworks were developed.
  d) Technological advances were considered ungodly and unnatural.
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