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The Neolithic (Essays 1-3) (Quiz 3)

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1. Millet was probably first cultivated in north China, where it became a major food crop, arguably because of its
value as a source of edible oil 
high tolerance for acid rain 
role in making liquors used in Chinese rituals 
tendency to disinfect any meat with which it is cooked 
importance as a feed crop for animals as well as humans 
No Answer
2. Among ancient cereal crops, rice was unusual in its (Select two.)
high output of calories per unit of land 
need for constant water 
geographical range 
content of vitamin C 
extremely late domestication 
occurring both in Afro-Eurasia and in the Americas 
very low labor demand 
extreme resistance to disease 
very high protein content 
3. Teosinte is not an important crop today. However it appears to have been a wild ancestor, or perhaps THE wild ancestor, of one of the world's most important food crops, namely
No Answer
4. Preserving food by freeze-drying it seems to have been developed during the Neolithic in
British Columbia 
No Answer
5. Although Neolithic changes lay the basis for it, social stratification does not in fact become significant in most areas until
the Ice Age 
the Iron Age 
the Bronze Age 
the Epi-paleolithic 
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6. Compared with agricultural societies, pastoral societies are more likely to (Select three.)
establish permanent, year-round villages 
assign main subsistence tasks to women 
involve clear male dominance in households 
exhibit high rates of polygyny 
engage in raiding. 
7. A study by Goldschmidt of pastoralists notes that their arrangements for defense differ from those of settled farmers. Most pastoral peoples place strong emphasis upon
keeping their members in the middle of their pasture lands 
keeping herds close together and surrounded by armed pastoralists 
branding all of their animals 
segmentary lineages 
keeping their movements secret 
loyalty oaths, usually sealed by sharing milk of herd animals 
the use of trenches that are difficult for animals to cross quickly when thieves drive them away 
extremely lethal weapons, even if they are difficult to transport 
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