Early Man - Ancient Civilizations

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The following quiz consists of multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of facts about early man. There is also a Venn Diagram asking you to compare two given species of early man.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Construct a Venn diagram to compare Homo Habilis with Homo Erectus using the following terms.  Made fireUpright walkerConstructed sheltersUsed stones as toolsUsed simple toolsScavengers (ate discarded meats)Skilled hunterLooks similar to modern manUsed complex toolsLong, dangling arms
  • 2. 
    What is the nickname given to Homo Habilis by scientists?
    • A. 

      Upright man

    • B. 

      Handy man

    • C. 

      Early man

    • D. 

      Hunting man

  • 3. 
    What is the correct order of all known species of early man from earliest to most recent?
    • A. 

      Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo Sapien (Neanderthal), Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

    • B. 

      Australopithecus, Homo Erectus, Homo Habilis, Homo Sapien (Neanderthal), Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

    • C. 

      Homo Habilis, Australopithecus, Homo Erectus, Homo Sapien (Neanderthal), Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

    • D. 

      Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon), Homo Sapien (Neanderthal)

  • 4. 
    Which of the early species of man is known as the biggest "world traveller?"
    • A. 

      Homo Habilis

    • B. 

      Homo Erectus

    • C. 

      Homo Sapien (Neanderthal)

    • D. 

      Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

  • 5. 
    In which two continents are most species of early man found?
    • A. 

      Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      Europe and Africa

    • C. 

      North America and South America

    • D. 

      Asia and Africa

  • 6. 
    Which species of early man do scientists believe were the first to bury their dead?
    • A. 

      Australopithecus

    • B. 

      Homo Erectus

    • C. 

      Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

    • D. 

      Homo Sapien (Neanderthal)

  • 7. 
    Which species of early man was the first to be known for innovations such as skillful hunting and the ability to create fire?
    • A. 

      Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

    • B. 

      Homo Sapien (Neanderthal)

    • C. 

      Homo Habilis

    • D. 

      Homo Erectus

  • 8. 
    Which species of early man was the first to develop cultural practices such as sewing, music, and art?
    • A. 

      Homo Sapien (Cro Magnon)

    • B. 

      Australopithecus

    • C. 

      Homo Erectus

    • D. 

      Homo Sapien (Neanderthal)

  • 9. 
    Which species of early man is believed to have existed longer than all others (almost 3 million years)?
    • A. 

      Australopithecus

    • B. 

      Homo Erectus

    • C. 

      Homo Habilis

    • D. 

      Homo Sapien (Neanderthal)

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