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True/False

Answer the following true or false questions.

This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
Climate change at the end of the Pliocene is often cited as a major reason for the switch to farming.


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Question 2.
The origins of settled life are called sedentism.


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Question 3.
Over-dependence on a few sources of food may increase the risk of famine.


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Question 4.
Societies with intensive agriculture and industrialized societies are unlikely to have tools made by specialists, requiring them to be purchased or traded.


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Question 5.
Broad-spectrum collecting may have involved exploitation of new sources of food, but that does not necessarily mean that people were eating better.


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Question 6.
Technologically, Mesolithic cultures did differ radically from Upper Paleolithic cultures.


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Question 7.
When people plant crops, we refer to the process as cultivation.


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Question 8.
At present, archaeologists generally define the Neolithic in terms of the presence of domesticated plants and animals.


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Question 9.
At Ali Kosh, about 1 percent of the chipped stone found by archaeologists was obsidian, or volcanic glass.


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Question 10.
The pottery of the early Neolithic was similar to the plain earthenware made by some Mesolithic groups.


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Question 11.
The shift to the cultivation and domestication of plants and animals has been referred to as the Neolithic revolution.


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Question 12.
There is a diverse range of fertility and mortality among different hunter-gatherer, forager, and sedentary populations.


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Question 13.
Human population generally increased substantially after plants and animals were domesticated.


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Question 14.
Intensive agriculture probably developed in response to population pressure.


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Question 15.
Cultural developments in the Near East seem to have paralleled those in Europe.


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