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Question 1: These communities coalesced over time into increasingly larger units, in parallel with the evolution of ever more efficient means of ________.
Naval architectureEngineeringTransportCivil engineering

Question 2: By the last centuries BCE, the Mediterranean, the ________ and the Yellow River had become seats of empires which future rulers would seek to emulate.
Indus RiverBhagirathi RiverGangesYamuna

Question 3: Human history is marked both by a gradual accretion of discoveries and inventions, as well as by quantum leaps________, revolutions—that comprise epochs in the material and spiritual evolution of humankind.
Paradigm shiftPseudoscienceScientific revolutionFalsifiability

Question 4: By the reign of Emperor ________ (late 1st century BCE), Rome controlled all the lands surrounding the Mediterranean.
DomitianTiberiusRoman EmperorAugustus

Question 5: [2][3] Nevertheless, an appreciation of the roots of ________ requires at least cursory consideration to humanity's prehistory.
CivilizationSocietySocietal collapseCulture

Question 6: ________ human history[1] begins with the invention, independently at several sites on Earth, of writing, which created the infrastructure for lasting, accurately transmitted memories and thus for the diffusion and growth of knowledge.
Ancient Near EastAncient historyClassical antiquityAchaemenid Empire

Question 7: In these times, northern ________ was ruled by the Guptas.
Research and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementIndiaLok Sabha

Question 8: Major wars were waged among states in the ________.
Middle EastWestern AsiaIranAsia

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  Vasco da Gama reached India by sea in 1498.
  Last Moon landing — Apollo 17 (1972)
  Nuclear bombs, dropped on Japan in 1945, ended World War II and opened the Cold War.
  Ptolemy's world map, reconstituted from his Geographia (ca. 150)

Question 10: The great empires depended on military ________ of territory and on the formation of defended settlements to become agricultural centres.


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