Quiz: Early History Of Human Beings

7 Questions | Total Attempts: 113

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How much do you know about the early history of human beings? Could you pass this quiz? For this quiz, you must recognize what a hominid is, what the word Paleolithic means, the most essential part of the Neolithic era, why the Egyptians needed the Nile river's flooding, etc. These early human beings represent us and teach us more about ourselves. Take our online quiz and enhance your knowledge with every question you attempt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a Hominid?
    • A. 

      A Humanlike Primate

    • B. 

      An Ancient Shell Believed To Be Sacred

    • C. 

      A Homosexual Person

    • D. 

      A Pun

  • 2. 
    Of the following hominids, which was our earliest ancestor?
    • A. 

      Homo Sapiens Sapiens

    • B. 

      Homo Sapiens

    • C. 

      Homo Erectus

    • D. 

      Homo Habilis

    • E. 

      Australopithecus

  • 3. 
    'Lithic' means 'Stone'. Does Paleolithic mean 'Old Stone Age' or ' New Stone Age'?
    • A. 

      Old Stone Age

    • B. 

      New Stone Age

  • 4. 
    What does 'Neolithic' mean?
    • A. 

      Old Stone Age

    • B. 

      New Stone Age

  • 5. 
    What was the most significant transformation introduced during the Neolithic Era?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      The use of Bronze

    • C. 

      Agriculture, and with it the first villages

    • D. 

      Writing

  • 6. 
    Mesopotamia means:
    • A. 

      Between two mountains

    • B. 

      Between two rivers

    • C. 

      Between two forests

  • 7. 
    The seasonal flooding of the Nile River was critical for Egyptian civilization because:
    • A. 

      The flooding brought highly fertile soil up onto the banks which then could be planted, once the river receded

    • B. 

      The flooding killed off the mosquitoes

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