Chapter 11: Origins of Food Production and Settled Life
Key Terms


Answer the following multiple choice questions by selecting one correct answer for each question.


1.  

The cultural period in Europe and the Near East during which preagricultural developments took place is called the ____________.

Mesolithic
Paleolithic
Monolithic
Pleistocene


2.  

Which term refers to small blades half an inch to two inches long, which were made in late Upper Paleolithic?

lithics
microliths
flake tools
neoliths


3.  

Eynan is a stratified site containing three villages in sequence, one atop another, and each village consisted of about 50 circular ____________.

pit houses
kitchen middens
Maglemosians
Monomosians


4.  

The high reliability and yield of broad-spectrum resources may account for the development of ____________.

domestication
food production
sedentarism
agriculture


5.  

What term refers to the cultivation and domestication of plants and animals?

domestication
food production
sedentarism
agriculture


6.  

At present, archaeologists generally define the ____________ in terms of the presence of domesticated plants and animals.

Neolithic
Paleolithic
Oligocene
Pliocene


7.  

When people plant crops, we refer to the process as ____________.

agriculture
domestication
migration
cultivation


8.  

It is only when the crops cultivated and the animals raised are modified, that we speak of ____________.

plants and animals
cultivation
migration
domestication


9.  

____________ is the seed-bearing part of the stem.

Rachis
Stem
Flower
Seed


10.  

____________ is also known as volcanic glass.

Fiber optics
Obsidian
Fluid lava
Catal Huyuk


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