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Shmoop Questions: 

1 .If we found archaeological evidence of a single culture or farming settlement overtaking its neighbors at around 3000 BCE, what would be the most likely cause? Middle School History: Ancient Civilizations—Semester A


A) Superior dog domestication 

B) Superior written language 
C) Bronze weapons 
D) The strength of its religion

 


 
2. Which of the following statements on the issue of civil rights is inaccurate? 5th Grade Social Studies

(A) Southern plantations were still being worked by people of color, who were paid extremely low wages.
(B) African Americans worked hard to change racial inequalities during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. 
(C) Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King are celebrated individuals who dedicated heir lives to racial equality. 
(D) Fair laws in the early 1960s made it possible for white and black people to attend the same schools, go to the same restaurants, and drink from the same water fountains.


 

3. What is the difference between stress and anxiety? 8th Grade Health

A) Stress is caused by stuff happening to you, while anxiety is caused by the fear of something happening.
B) Stress and anxiety are synonyms. There is no real difference between them.
C) Anxiety is caused by stuff happening to you, while stress is caused by the fear of something happening.
D) Stress is totally normal, but having an anxiety probably means you have a serious mental illness.
 

 


 

4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)

 

Bond Anticipation Note — Watch our Shmoop Video here

 

 

Shmoop Answers: 

 

1 . If we found archaeological evidence of a single culture or farming settlement overtaking its neighbors at around 3000 BCE, what would be the most likely cause? Middle School History: Ancient Civilizations—Semester A


A) Superior dog domestication
B) Superior written language
C) Bronze weapons
D) The strength of its religion

 

Answer: C) Bronze weapons. 3000 BCE is is just about the right time for bronze weapons to start showing up on the scene—unlike the other answer options which come around much much earlier or much much later.

 


 
2. Which of the following statements on the issue of civil rights is inaccurate? 5th Grade Social Studies

(A) Southern plantations were still being worked by people of color, who were paid extremely low wages.
(B) African Americans worked hard to change racial inequalities during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
(C) Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King are celebrated individuals who dedicated heir lives to racial equality.
(D) Fair laws in the early 1960s made it possible for white and black people to attend the same schools, go to the same restaurants, and drink from the same water fountains.

Answer D) This is an inaccurate statement. The laws in the 1960s were unfair and made it nearly impossible for white and black people to attend the same schools, go to the same restaurants, and drink from the same water fountains.


 

3. What is the difference between stress and anxiety? 8th Grade Health

A) Stress is caused by stuff happening to you, while anxiety is caused by the fear of something happening.
B) Stress and anxiety are synonyms. There is no real difference between them.
C) Anxiety is caused by stuff happening to you, while stress is caused by the fear of something happening.
D) Stress is totally normal, but having an anxiety probably means you have a serious mental illness.
 

 

Answer: A) Stress is caused by stuff happening to you, while anxiety is caused by the fear of something happening. - Correct!
Correct! Often these babies go together, like like rama-lama-lama-ka-dinga-da-dinga-dong.

 


 

4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)

 

Bond Anticipation Note — Watch our Shmoop Video here

A few things in life are certain. One of them is that there will always be another James Bond movie coming out. And we will all…anticipate it.

And, um…well…that's kinda what anticipation notes are all about. Minus the massive explosions, ticking bombs, and cars that squirt oil out of the tailpipe. 

When a municipality or company wants to fund a project but can't wait to issue a larger number of bonds, they can issue bond anticipation notes. These are short-term, smaller bonds issued before a larger funding project. When the company or municipality makes a larger bond issue later, they can use the money from that issue to pay for the bond anticipation notes.

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