A) the process of desiccation forced paleolithic human groups to migrate from the Sahara to the valley of the Nile.
B) the Egyptians depended on the Nile for drinking water.
C) the reliable rhythm of the Nile created fertile land, which supported a remarkably productive agricultural economy.
D) Egyptian myth had their people emerging out of the river.
E) all of the above.
E) none of the above.
A) the ruling elites perceived a need for demonstrating their power and wealth.
B) Egyptians believed in an afterlife.
C) the pharaohs tried to solve the problems of population pressure and unemployment.
D) the pharaohs had slaves who could perform all these tasks.
A) conquered Egypt.
B) established a capital at Napata.
C) claimed the title of pharaoh.
D) warred with the Assyrians.
A) were slower to develop metallurgy than Mesopotamia was.
B) learned iron metallurgy from sub-Saharan African cultures.
C) developed systems of water transport like the sailboat.
D) produced fine linen textiles.
A) Nubians did not build pyramids.
B) Nubians did not recognize Egyptian sun gods.
C) Nubians did not mummify their dead.
D) Nubians did not have priests.
A) spoke a language in the Niger-Congo family.
B) settled mostly on the banks of rivers.
C) came from what is now Nigeria.
D) cultivated yams and palm oils.
A) their suddenness suggested displacement by hunting/gathering people.
B) they placed pressure on the forest dwellers by moving inland.
C) they never migrated south of the equator.
D) they gave up living along rivers for moving inland.
A) was learned by the Africans from the Hittites.
B) eventually was displaced by bronze metallurgy.
C) never spread south of the Sahara.
D) helped the Bantu expand their agricultural land.