lesson one 1

Question 1 (5 points)

Question 1 Unsaved

In ancient Egypt, the rose was meant to symbolize the goddess

Question 1 options:

a)

Venus.

b)

Isis.

c)

Mary.

d)

Aphrodite.


Question 2 (5 points)

Question 2 Unsaved

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

Question 2 options:

a)

1960s.

b)

1970s.

c)

1980s.

d)

1990s.


Question 3 (5 points)

Question 3 Unsaved

Before this event, the concept of nuclear fission was theoretical and not taken seriously. What was the event?

Question 3 options:

a)

A feasibility study on nuclear power was set up in Manhattan, New York.

b)

Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard wrote a letter to Franklin Roosevelt.

c)

Hitler’s forces invaded Poland, initiating World War II.

d)

The Japanese attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, pushing America into a global conflict.


Question 4 (5 points)

Question 4 Unsaved

The Second Industrial Revolution took place from the _______ century to _______.

Question 4 options:

a)

early nineteenth; World War I

b)

early nineteenth; World War II

c)

late nineteenth; World War II

d)

late nineteenth; World War I


Question 5 (5 points)

Question 5 Unsaved

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

Question 5 options:

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 6 (5 points)

Question 6 Unsaved

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

Question 6 options:

a)

animal domestication.

b)

agriculture.

c)

iron smelting.

d)

horticulture.


Question 7 (5 points)

Question 7 Unsaved

Which of these was not an innovation of Henry Ford?

Question 7 options:

a)

Moving assembly line

b)

Large production plant

c)

Standardization of parts

d)

Lowered employee wages


Question 8 (5 points)

Question 8 Unsaved

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 8 options:

a)

Rationalism

b)

Secularism

c)

Humanism

d)

Platonism


Question 9 (5 points)

Question 9 Unsaved

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

Question 9 options:

a)

40,000

b)

1 million

c)

1.5 million

d)

200,000


Question 10 (5 points)

Question 10 Unsaved

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

Question 10 options:

a)

gunpowder.

b)

early steam engines.

c)

paper.

d)

the compass.


Question 11 (5 points)

Question 11 Unsaved

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

Question 11 options:

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 12 (5 points)

Question 12 Unsaved

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 12 options:

a)

Western

b)

Arabic

c)

Greek

d)

Chinese


Question 13 (5 points)

Question 13 Unsaved

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

Question 13 options:

a)

Indian

b)

Atlantic

c)

Pacific

d)

Antarctic


Question 14 (5 points)

Question 14 Unsaved

In painting, chiaroscuro is a technique in which

Question 14 options:

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 points)

Question 15 Unsaved

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

Question 15 options:

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 16 (5 points)

Question 16 Unsaved

Which civilization from the Fertile Crescent region is generally agreed to be the most ancient?

Question 16 options:

a)

Babylonian

b)

Assyrian

c)

Palestinian

d)

Sumerian


Question 17 (5 points)

Question 17 Unsaved

Which statement is true regarding the European medieval period?

Question 17 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.


Question 18 (5 points)

Question 18 Unsaved

The steam engine was originally conceived and built by

Question 18 options:

a)

Thomas Savery.

b)

James Watt.

c)

Thomas Newcomen.

d)

Robert Morse.


Question 19 (5 points)

Question 19 Unsaved

Cultural concepts about right and wrong are referred to as

Question 19 options:

a)

mores.

b)

folkways.

c)

laws.

d)

taboos.


Question 20 (5 points)

Question 20 Unsaved

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

Question 20 options:

a)

Neolithic

b)

Late Bronze

c)

Early Bronze

d)

Iron
 
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