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Chapter 21: Plants and People Multiple-Choice Questions 1. Introduction; p. 475; moderate; ans: b Homo sapiens appeared in Africa about ___________ years ago. a. 5000 b. 500,000 c. 1.4 million d. 2.4 million e. 140 million 2. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 476; moderate; ans: d When the glaciers began to retreat about 18,000 years ago: a. humans began to domesticate animals. b. large grazing animals increased in number. c. grasslands became more extensive. d. the human population was about 5 million. e. forests migrated southward across North America. 3. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 476; moderate; ans: b In contrast to cultivated wheats, wild wheats have: a. a tougher rachis. b. seeds that are scattered more readily. c. a rachis that holds the seeds until they are harvested. d. seeds that can be gathered more easily by humans. e. seeds that can be planted more easily. 4. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 476; moderate; ans: b The domestication of plants in the Fertile Crescent began about ______ years ago. a. 1100 b. 11,000 c. 22,000 d. 55,000 e. 110,000 5. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 476; moderate; ans: d The first plants cultivated in the Fertile Crescent were: a. olives and dates. b. peas and olives. c. barley and peas. d. wheat and barley. e. wheat and lentils.
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2 Chapter 21 Plants and People 6. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 477; moderate; ans: c Legumes have long been important in the human diet because they are: a. low in fats. b. low in carbohydrates. c. high in protein. d. high in fats. e. high in carbohydrates. 7. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 477; easy; ans: d Which of the following animals was NOT first domesticated in the Near East? a. Cattle b. Dogs c. Goats d. Horses e. Sheep 8. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 478; difficult; ans: e Poi is a starchy food made from plants of the genera: a. Mangifera and Citrus. . Citrus and Musa . c. Musa and Sorghum . d. Sorghum and Colocasia . e. Colocasia and Xanthosoma . 9. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 478; easy; ans: c Plantains are a ______ variety of ______ first cultivated in tropical Asia. a. starchy; taro b. sweet; taro c. starchy; banana d. sweet; banana e. starchy; sorghum 10. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 479; moderate; ans: d Which of the following crops was NOT initially cultivated in Africa? a. Sorghum b. Okra c. Yams d. Rice e. Cotton
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Chapter 21 Plants and People 3 11. The Agricultural Revolution; pp. 479–480; moderate; ans: b Which of the following crops was NOT first cultivated in the New World and later carried to the Old World? a. Potatoes b. Bananas c. Tobacco d. Maize e. Kidney beans 12. The Agricultural Revolution; p. 479; moderate; ans: c Which of the following crops was NOT initially cultivated in the New World? a. Maize b. Kidney beans c. Barley d. Lima beans e. Peanuts 13. The Agricultural Revolution; pp. 479–480; easy; ans: b Which of the following statements about cotton is FALSE? a. It was domesticated independently in the New and in the Old World. b. It was domesticated earlier in Mexico than in Peru.
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