Chapter 1: A Stone Age Brew
1. What were the consequences of the Agricultural Revolution?
The consequences of the Agricultural Revolution were switching hunter-gathers into farmers. People stopped migrating and settling in one place to build a civilization, which eventually became cities or towns. Eventually, crops were diagnosed and made were made more healthful by early development of technology and record system.
2. What is the archaeological evidence that supports the cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing of cereal grains?
The archaeological evidences in Fertile Crescent supports the cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing of cereal grains. Fertile Crescent is a region in the North East from where the Agricultural Revolution…show more content… Mesopotamia is the ―land between the 2 rivers. What are the two rivers?
Mesopotamia is in between of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
2. Explain the importance of the grain surplus to the development of civilization.
The grain surplus was significant to the civilization because it was national both in Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, especially Egyptian civilization. “This surplus not only freed a small elite of administrators and craftsmen from the need to produce their own food but also funded vast public works such as canals, temples, and pyramids.” (pg 27) More jobs equaled to a healthier economy. Grain surpluses were also the currency of the two civilizations.
3. Identify the staples of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian diets.
Grains, also bread, and beer were the staples of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian diets. They were the national diet of both the civilizations. “Grain was the basis of the national diet in both Egypt and Mesopotamia. It was a sort of edible money, and it was consumed in both solid and liquid forms, as bread and beer.” (pg 27)
4. Identify ways in which beer was used in daily life, in religion, as medicine, and in…show more content… Moreover, French coffeehouse could be visited by both sexes while English coffeehouses could be only visited by men.
6. How did the French Revolution begin?
Since France restrained any discussions or opinions against government in French coffeehouses, therefore the citizens could no longer endure. Crowds gathered in the nearby gardens of the Palais Royal. Paris swifted into chaos very soon as well as Bastille was stormed by a mob.
7. What do today’s coffeehouse have in common with those discussed in the book?
Today’s coffeehouse have a lot in common with those discussed in the book. It is still a spot where friends can hang out, meet or study. But there is internet in coffeehouse which information can be easily found.
Chapter 9: Empires of Tea
1. How was tea used before it became an accepted beverage?
Tea was used as a medicine and a foodstuff before it became an accepted beverage. Tea was boiled with other ingredients and served as a medicine in China while tea was eaten with salt, oil, garlic and dried fish in Thailand.
2. Which empire made tea its national