SO245 Lesson 1 Exam

Question 1 (5 points)


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

Question 1 options:


a) 40,000


b) 1 million


c) 1.5 million


d) 200,000

Question 2 (5 points)


The Turing test was designed to test a(n)

Question 2 options:


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 3 (5 points)


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

Question 3 options:


a) Archimedes.


b) Ptolemy.


c) Leonardo da Vinci.


d) Johannes Gutenberg.

Question 4 (5 points)


Which statement is true regarding the European medieval period?

Question 4 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 5 (5 points)


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

Question 5 options:


a) Indian


b) Atlantic


c) Pacific


d) Antarctic

Question 6 (5 points)


The first European to round the Cape of Good Hope and proceed onward to India was

Question 6 options:


a) Vasco de Gama.


b) Christopher Columbus.


c) Ferdinand Magellan.


d) Pedro Alvarez Cabral.

Question 7 (5 points)


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

Question 7 options:


a) Values


b) Symbols


c) Norms


d) Language

Question 8 (5 points)


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

Question 8 options:


a) gunpowder.


b) early steam engines.


c) paper.


d) the compass.

Question 9 (5 points)


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

Question 9 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 10 (5 points)


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

Question 10 options:


a) Venus.


b) Isis.


c) Mary.


d) Aphrodite.

Question 11 (5 points)


Which statement is true regarding the Venus of Willendorf statue?

Question 11 options:


a) It tells us something about women in the ancient past.


b) It's the only statue known from its time period.


c) It reveals deep knowledge of female anatomy.


d) It's meant to represent a Paleolithic goddess.

Question 12 (5 points)


The steam engine was originally conceived and built by

Question 12 options:


a) Thomas Savery.


b) James Watt.


c) Thomas Newcomen.


d) Robert Morse.

Question 13 (5 points)


Cultural concepts about right and wrong are referred to as

Question 13 options:


a) mores.


b) folkways.


c) laws.


d) taboos.

Question 14 (5 points)


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)


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

Question 15 options:


a) Athens


b) Cairo


c) Alexandria


d) Rome

Question 16 (5 points)


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

Question 16 options:


a) animal domestication.


b) agriculture.


c) iron smelting.


d) horticulture.

Question 17 (5 points)


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

Question 17 options:


a) 1960s.


b) 1970s.


c) 1980s.


d) 1990s.

Question 18 (5 points)


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

Question 18 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 19 (5 points)


Which of these was not an innovation of Henry Ford?

Question 19 options:


a) Moving assembly line


b) Large production plant


c) Standardization of parts


d) Lowered employee wages

Question 20 (5 points)


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

Question 20 options:


a) marine compass.


b) marine chronometer.


c) astrolabe.


d) global positioning system.

Field of study: 
Date Due: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020


SO245 Lesson 1 Exam

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