A Trivia Quiz About Human Ancestors Early Hominids

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 150

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  • 1. 
    1. What could Homo habilis do that Australopithecus afarensis couldn't?
    • A. 

      Raise children

    • B. 

      Make stone tools

    • C. 

      Swim well

    • D. 

      Walk upright

  • 2. 
    What skill did Homo Erectus have
    • A. 

      Developed language

    • B. 

      Controlled fire

    • C. 

      Made a bow and arrow

    • D. 

      Hunted in groups

  • 3. 
    Which is the earliest known hominid?
    • A. 

      Homo habilis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus afarensis

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens neanderthalensis

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the nickname of Homo Erectus?
    • A. 

      Thinking man

    • B. 

      Handy man

    • C. 

      Upright man

    • D. 

      Doubly wise man

  • 5. 
    Which type of hominid lived closest to modern times?
    • A. 

      Homo habilis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus afarensis

    • C. 

      Homo erectus

    • D. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

  • 6. 
    What is the special capability of homo sapiens sapiens
    • A. 

      Making fire

    • B. 

      Making tools

    • C. 

      Living in community

    • D. 

      Making cave art

  • 7. 
    Because his brain was larger than earlier hominids' brains, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis could
    • A. 

      Walk farther

    • B. 

      Speak better English

    • C. 

      Make more beautiful art

    • D. 

      Make better tools

  • 8. 
    What were 2 main capabilities of homo habilis?
    • A. 

      Living in groups and making simple tools from rocks

    • B. 

      Travelling together and building shelters

    • C. 

      Caring for one another and making stronger weapons

    • D. 

      Creating art and cutting meat

  • 9. 
    Which hominid is the following quote referring to? "Scientists believe that ___________________ had a sense of community. When members of a group died, they were laid in burial mounds along with hunting tools and flowers. This shows that [they] cared about one another.” 
    • A. 

      Homo habilis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus afarensis

    • C. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 10. 
    Which hominid is the only one that could NOT make tools? 
    • A. 

      Homo habilis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy)

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens neanderthalensis

    • D. 

      Homo erectus