American History - Chapter 1
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American History - Chapter 1
Chapter 1 quiz - The American Promise A history of the united states fifth edition
The Mogollon culture was marked by its
15 The Iroquoian tribes of Pennsylvania and upstate New York lived in
Unlike the inland and northern tribes such as the Abenaki, Penobscot, and Chippewa the Algonquian tribes who lived along the Atlantic coast
Beginning around AD 1000, the Anasazi moved from pit houses on mesa tops to
multistory cliff dwellings.
Where did permanent agricultural settlements first emerge in North America?
What major crisis did Paleo-Indians confront approximately 11,000 years ago? altered almost every aspect of their day-to-day existence
Big-game animals became extinct
The Athapascan tribes of the Southwest were known for
preying on Pueblo Indians.
What caused the disappearance of the Anasazi culture?
The migrations of Siberian hunters across Beringia and into the Western Hemisphere
did not dramatically change the Siberians lifestyle.
The introduction of corn encouraged Southwestern hunter-gatherers to
restrict their migratory habits.
The empire of the Mexica had its origins in c. AD 1325, when Mexicans settled near Lake Texcoco and
worked as mercenaries for other tribes.
What was the Native American population of North America around the time of Columbus s arrival?
Most archaeologists believe that Paleo-Indians migrated into North America by traveling along
the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies.
What did the Mexica do to prove their bravery as warriors?
What was the weakness of the Mexica empire?
Discontent among subject peoples
Archaic peoples differed from their Paleo Indian ancestors in that they
used stone tools to prepare food from plants.
Which factor limits historians work on ancient America?
A lack of written records
Where was the empire of the Mexica located?
Homo sapiens evolved in and migrated out of which continent?
The land bridge connecting Siberia to Alaska was exposed from around 80,000 years ago to about 10,000 years ago as a result of
a global cold spell.
Historians base their interpretation of the past largely on
The term Archaic is used by archaeologists to describe
the cultures that descended from Paleo Indians
The central values of the Mexica revolved around
The Muskogean peoples descended from which culture?
In their study of the past, Archaeologists focus on
. physical artifacts.
What was the most densely settled area in all of ancient North America?
The Americans who inhabited North America in 1492 possessed
many forms of symbolic representation.
What caused the movement of many of the tribes on the Great Plains between AD 1300 and AD 1500?
Iroquoian and Algonquian tribes forced them westward.
Which of the following describes the Folsom hunters of the Great Plains?
The hunters lived as nomads.
Iroquoian societies were unusual in that they were
What prevented human beings from living in the Western Hemisphere until long after they had evolved?
Humans couldn t travel to North and South America after the Americas detached from the supercontinent called Pangaea.
What allowed the Chumash people of California to establish relatively permanent villages?
. Plentiful food resources
About 5,000 years ago, peoples in the Pacific Northwest began to develop
sophisticated woodworking skills.
Around 4000 BP, Woodland cultures were changed by the introduction of pottery and
By 1492, the indigenous population of the New World was about the same as the population of
Why did Southwestern peoples develop systems of agriculture?
The availability of wild plants was unreliable.
Approximately when did the development of writing occur?
8,000 years ago
What allowed humans to reside permanently in cold regions?
Learning how to sew animal skins into warm clothing
Ancient Americans and their descendants created societies that
were diverse and complex.
What do the burial mounds constructed by Woodland cultures suggest?
The existence of a social and political hierarchy