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A rise in literacy rates across Europe following the Renaissance can be reasonably attributed to an invention by
|c) Leonardo da Vinci.|
|d) Johannes Gutenberg.|
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Concepts of gene therapy, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and bioengineering were under development beginning in the
|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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Which of these was not an innovation of Henry Ford?
|a) Moving assembly line|
|b) Large production plant|
|c) Standardization of parts|
|d) Lowered employee wages|
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The appearance of writing around 3500 BCE appears to have been accompanied by the advent of
|a) animal domestication.|
|c) iron smelting.|
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The Library at _______ contained the world’s largest archive of human knowledge in ancient times.
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Which event directly marked the end of the Roman Republic and the advent of the Roman Empire?
|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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The Turing test was designed to test a(n)
|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.
|Question 11||5 / 5 points|
All of the following were invented in China while the West was a cultural backwater, except
|b) early steam engines.|
|d) the compass.|
|Question 12||5 / 5 points|
Which of these is true of the ancient cultures of the Americas?
|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 14||5 / 5 points|
In painting, chiaroscuro is a technique in which
|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.
|b) Late Bronze|
|c) Early Bronze|
|Question 16||5 / 5 points|
Before the invention of the loom in 1785, textile manufacturing was
|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.
|b) 1 million|
|c) 1.5 million|
|Question 18||5 / 5 points|
John Harrison, a Yorkshire carpenter, helped solve the longitude problem with the invention of the
|a) marine compass.|
|b) marine chronometer.|
|d) global positioning system.|
|Question 19||5 / 5 points|
Artifacts are to material culture as _______ are to nonmaterial culture.
|Question 20||5 / 5 points|
Which statement is true regarding the European medieval period?
|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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