Anthropology Trivia

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Anthropology Trivia

Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies. Do you think you know enough about this beautiful science? Well, dig in and let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the fossil record, which species of human is the earliest? 
    • A. 

      Homohabilis

    • B. 

      Homoerectus

    • C. 

      Homoneandertalensis

    • D. 

      Homoheidelbergensis

  • 2. 
    The docking of the African and Eurasian land plates resulted in:
    • A. 

      Large-scale extinction

    • B. 

      Apes in Europe

    • C. 

      Colder weather

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 3. 
    What's the name of the place where agriculture is currently believed to have FIRST originated, referred to as the 'fertile crescent'?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      Iraq

    • D. 

      Brittania

  • 4. 
    Who is the author of the Theory of Genetic Inheritance?
    • A. 

      Leakey

    • B. 

      Darvin

    • C. 

      Lyell

    • D. 

      Mendel

  • 5. 
    There is a cranial feature that modern Homo sapiens possess that Neanderthals do not. What is that?
    • A. 

      Smaller teeth

    • B. 

      A chin

    • C. 

      More teeth

    • D. 

      Smaller forehead

  • 6. 
    Primates comprise: 
    • A. 

      An order

    • B. 

      A family

    • C. 

      A genus

    • D. 

      A sub-order

  • 7. 
    In which epoch did the humans appear?
    • A. 

      Miocene

    • B. 

      Oligocene

    • C. 

      Paleocene

    • D. 

      Pliocene

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the oldest tool technology associated with humans?
    • A. 

      Scythe

    • B. 

      Oldowan

    • C. 

      Aschulean

    • D. 

      Aurignacian

  • 9. 
    What is the name for caring for others' infants? 
    • A. 

      Alloparenting

    • B. 

      Oldowan

    • C. 

      Pliocene

    • D. 

      Miocene

  • 10. 
    One cranial feature males possessed that females did not. Which one?
    • A. 

      A chin

    • B. 

      Sagittal crest

    • C. 

      Large teeth

    • D. 

      Protruding eyes