Guns, Germs, and Steel Study Questions Essay

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. AP WORLD HISTORY STUDY GUIDE: Guns, Germs, and Steel Buy and read the assigned chapters ofthe book. o Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Paperback) o Author: Jared Diamond, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 1999) o o . . ISBN:03933L7552 . . o Bulleted answers to these questions are due the first day of school, worth 50 points Answers MUST BE HANDWRITTEN! Study guides thatwere copied will receive a ZERO! The following strategy is suggested for completing this study guide: 1) Read the questions for the chapter before you start reading 2) Read the entire chapter without writing full answers - Highlight, underline or flag with post-it notes, important sections as you discover them 3) Write your…show more content…
What are the 5 areas of independent domestication of plants (food production)? 10. What are the 4 areas that are possible sites of independent domestication of plants? 11. What 3-4 other areas received "founder packages" from Southwest Asia? CHAPTER 6: To Farm or Not to Farm 12. Why did hunter-gatherers evolve to become farmers in some areas and not in others? CHAPTER 7: How to Make an Almond 13. What does "plant domestication" mean? 14. Why is it important to understand when and why people became farmers? 15. What made some plants easier and more attractive to domesticate than others? CHAPTER 8: Apples or Indians 16. Where is the fertile Crescent? 17. Why did its domesticated plants and animals give it such a head start over the rest of the world? CHAPTER 9: Zebras. Unhappy Marriages. and the Anna Karenina Principle 18. Why did Eurasia have the most domesticated animals of all continents? i9. What are the 6 characteristics of domesticated animals? CIIAPTER 10: Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes 20. Why is it significantthatEurasia is the only continent with an East/West axis? 21. What does this mean for continents with a North/South axis? CHAPTER 11: Lethal Gift of Livestock 22. Following the arrival of European explorers in the New World, why did European diseases wipe-out Native Americans and not the other way around Qllative American diseases killing Euros)? CFIAPTER 12: Blueprints and Borrowed Letters 23.What do the following terms mean:
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