American History - Chapter 1

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American History - Chapter 1
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American History
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Chapter 1 quiz - The American Promise A history of the united states fifth edition
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  1. The Mogollon culture was marked by its
    pit houses.
  2. 15 The Iroquoian tribes of Pennsylvania and upstate New York lived in
    permanent settlements.
  3. Unlike the inland and northern tribes such as the Abenaki, Penobscot, and Chippewa the Algonquian tribes who lived along the Atlantic coast
    grew crops.
  4. Beginning around AD 1000, the Anasazi moved from pit houses on mesa tops to
    multistory cliff dwellings.
  5. Where did permanent agricultural settlements first emerge in North America?
    The Southwest
  6. 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
  7. The Athapascan tribes of the Southwest were known for
    preying on Pueblo Indians.
  8. What caused the disappearance of the Anasazi culture?
  9. The migrations of Siberian hunters across Beringia and into the Western Hemisphere
    did not dramatically change the Siberians lifestyle.
  10. The introduction of corn encouraged Southwestern hunter-gatherers to
    restrict their migratory habits.
  11. 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.
  12. What was the Native American population of North America around the time of Columbus s arrival?
    4 million
  13. Most archaeologists believe that Paleo-Indians migrated into North America by traveling along
    the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies.
  14. What did the Mexica do to prove their bravery as warriors?
    Capture prisoners
  15. What was the weakness of the Mexica empire?
    Discontent among subject peoples
  16. Archaic peoples differed from their Paleo Indian ancestors in that they
    used stone tools to prepare food from plants.
  17. Which factor limits historians work on ancient America?
    A lack of written records
  18. Where was the empire of the Mexica located?
    Central Mexico
  19. Homo sapiens evolved in and migrated out of which continent?
  20. 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.
  21. Historians base their interpretation of the past largely on
    written records.
  22. The term Archaic is used by archaeologists to describe
    the cultures that descended from Paleo Indians
  23. The central values of the Mexica revolved around
  24. The Muskogean peoples descended from which culture?
  25. In their study of the past, Archaeologists focus on
    . physical artifacts.
  26. What was the most densely settled area in all of ancient North America?
  27. The Americans who inhabited North America in 1492 possessed
    many forms of symbolic representation.
  28. 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.
  29. Which of the following describes the Folsom hunters of the Great Plains?
    The hunters lived as nomads.
  30. Iroquoian societies were unusual in that they were
  31. 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.
  32. What allowed the Chumash people of California to establish relatively permanent villages?
    . Plentiful food resources
  33. About 5,000 years ago, peoples in the Pacific Northwest began to develop
    sophisticated woodworking skills.
  34. Around 4000 BP, Woodland cultures were changed by the introduction of pottery and
  35. By 1492, the indigenous population of the New World was about the same as the population of
  36. Why did Southwestern peoples develop systems of agriculture?
    The availability of wild plants was unreliable.
  37. Approximately when did the development of writing occur?
    8,000 years ago
  38. What allowed humans to reside permanently in cold regions?
    Learning how to sew animal skins into warm clothing
  39. Ancient Americans and their descendants created societies that
    were diverse and complex.
  40. What do the burial mounds constructed by Woodland cultures suggest?
    The existence of a social and political hierarchy