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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Patriarchy in Early Civilizations

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Unlike nomadic societies, early civilizations were patriarchal. This shift occurred for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

A

women were often pregnant and too involved in child care to participate in other activities.

B

plow-based agriculture required more manual labor.

C

men were less important in the household, allowing them more time to participate in political and economic activities.

D

many women became prostitutes and this led to a loss of respect and equality.

E

the growth and importance of professional armies.