AP World History : Migration, Settlement, and Demography

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

The history of which ancient civilization is divided into three periods - The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, and The New Kingdom?

Possible Answers:

Sumeria

China

Babylon

India

Egypt

Correct answer:

Egypt

Explanation:

The history of ancient Egypt is divided into three periods called The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, and The New Kingdom.

Example Question #11 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

The earliest humans settlers in North America arrived __________________.

Possible Answers:

by crossing a land bridge from Asia

by sailing from Europe

by crossing a land bridge from Africa

by crossing through Central America

by sailing from Africa

Correct answer:

by crossing a land bridge from Asia

Explanation:

The first human settlers in North America arrived during the most recent ice age. They crossed over a land bridge in the Bering Strait from Asia to modern-day Alaska. This took place approximately fifteen thousand years ago. From there human beings rapidly migrated and settled across the whole of the Americas.

Example Question #11 : Demographic And Environmental History

Which of these rulers is famous for the unification of Ancient Egypt?

Possible Answers:

Hatshepsut

Ramses II

Menes

Julius Caesar

Cleopatra

Correct answer:

Menes

Explanation:

King Menes, who lived circa 3,100 BCE, is famous for the unification of Ancient Egypt. Menes ruled over the majority of what is called Lower Egypt and over the course of his reign conquered Upper Egypt and united the two regions into the Kingdom of Egypt.

Example Question #591 : Ap World History

During the Paleolithic Era human society was divided into ______________.

Possible Answers:

small agricultural communities

large, nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers

large agricultural communities

None of these

small, nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers

Correct answer:

small, nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers

Explanation:

The Paleolithic Era refers to the history of humanity before the Agricultural Revolution. During the Paleolithic Era the vast majority of humans lived in small, nomadic group of hunter-gatherers. Society could not yet support large groups and agriculture was not developed until the Neolithic Revolution circa ten thousand years ago.

Example Question #11 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography From Prehistory To 600 Bce

The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt collapsed following __________.

Possible Answers:

a series of crop failures

a long and destructive civil war

the invasion of the Kushites

an ecological disaster that redirected the Nile River

the invasion of the Hyksos people

Correct answer:

the invasion of the Hyksos people

Explanation:

The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt existed from 2,050 BCE until 1,800 BCE It was a time of relatively weak leadership in Egypt and is generally less noteworthy than the Old or New Kingdoms. The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt collapsed following the invasion of the Hyksos people. The Hyksos were able to easily conquer the Egyptians, but they did not have an easy time ruling. After one hundred years of Hyksos rule, the Egyptians rebelled and overthrew their conquerors, thus establishing the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.

Example Question #12 : Demographic And Environmental History

Homo Sapiens are thought to have first appeared approximately __________.

Possible Answers:

five hundred thousand years ago

ten million years ago

three million years ago

one million years ago

two hundred thousand years ago

Correct answer:

two hundred thousand years ago

Explanation:

Homo Sapiens, or modern humans (at least in terms of their evolution), are thought to have first appeared approximately two hundred thousand years ago in Sub-Saharan Africa. From there they eventually spread across the whole planet.

Example Question #11 : Demographic And Environmental History

The Bantu Expansion involved the migration of people __________.

Possible Answers:

from Africa into Europe and Asia

from Europe into Africa and Asia

across the continent of Europe

across the continent of Asia

across the continent of Africa

Correct answer:

across the continent of Africa

Explanation:

The Bantu Expansion is a term used to describe the migration of people with a common language across the continent of Africa. The Bantu language family developed in West Africa over tens of thousands of years. Approximately three thousand years ago the Bantu Expansion began as people began migrating south and east.

Example Question #15 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were the two major cities of __________.

Possible Answers:

ancient Mesoamerica

ancient Mesopotamia

ancient China

the Indus Valley civilization

the Nile River civilization

Correct answer:

the Indus Valley civilization

Explanation:

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were the two major cities of the bronze age Indus Valley civilization (also sometimes called the Harappan civilization).

Example Question #11 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

The earliest hominids are thought to have appeared approximately __________.

Possible Answers:

thirty thousand years ago

three million years ago

three hundred million years ago

thirty million years ago

three hundred thousand years ago

Correct answer:

three million years ago

Explanation:

The earliest hominids are thought to have appeared approximately three millions years ago in southeast Africa.

Example Question #12 : Migration, Settlement, And Demography

The Indus Valley civilization arose in modern-day __________.

Possible Answers:

Thailand

Iran

Turkmenistan

Bangladesh

Pakistan

Correct answer:

Pakistan

Explanation:

The Indus Valley civilization (also called the Harappan Civilization) arose in modern-day Pakistan (in the Indus Valley) approximately five thousand years ago.

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