History Of Evolution Of Humans Quiz (Early Hominids)

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How much do you know about the history of the evolution of humans? Would you be willing to try this quiz? This quiz entails your wisdom of which hominid was the first to evolve, why researchers sing in caves, which was the first hominid to use fire, what continent Homo erectus bones found, and Homo Sapiens evolve from apes. Take this fantastic quiz. You can do it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which hominid was the first to evolve?

    • A.

      Homo erectus

    • B.

      Australopithecus afarensis

    • C.

      Homo habilis

    • D.

      Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis

    • E.

      Homo sapien sapiens

    Correct Answer
    B. Australopithecus afarensis
    Explanation
    Australopithecus afarensis is believed to be the first hominid to evolve based on fossil evidence. This species lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago in Africa. The most famous fossil of Australopithecus afarensis is "Lucy," discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. This species is considered an important link in the evolutionary chain leading from apes to humans. It had a combination of ape-like and human-like features, including the ability to walk upright but with a smaller brain size compared to later hominids.

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  • 2. 

    Why did researchers sing in caves?

    • A.

      Because they found the "Lucy" skeleton

    • B.

      They tried to guess the size of the cave

    • C.

      They wanted to create a cave-in

    • D.

      They found that the sound was loudest in areas that were painted

    • E.

      They wanted to test the echo of the cave

    Correct Answer
    D. They found that the sound was loudest in areas that were painted
    Explanation
    Researchers sang in caves because they found that the sound was loudest in areas that were painted.

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  • 3. 

    What was the significance of finding Neanderthal burial mounds and healed bones?

    • A.

      Neanderthals had a sense of community shown by caring for the sick and the dead

    • B.

      Neanderthals did not care for their sick and old members

    • C.

      Neanderthals did not live in groups

    • D.

      Neanderthals lived side-by-side with modern humans

    • E.

      Neanderthals did not participate in ritual

    Correct Answer
    A. Neanderthals had a sense of community shown by caring for the sick and the dead
    Explanation
    The significance of finding Neanderthal burial mounds and healed bones is that it indicates that Neanderthals had a sense of community and cared for their sick and dead. This challenges the previous belief that Neanderthals did not have complex social structures or engage in caring behaviors. The discovery suggests that Neanderthals had a level of compassion and empathy, similar to modern humans, and provides insights into their social and cultural practices.

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  • 4. 

    Is relating to ceremony, such as a religious ceremony:

    Correct Answer
    migrate, biped, ritual, artifact, remains
    Explanation
    The given words "migrate, biped, ritual, artifact, remains" all relate to ceremony. "Migrate" suggests the movement or journey of a group of people or animals, possibly for a ceremonial purpose. "Biped" refers to a creature that walks on two feet, which could be involved in certain ceremonial activities. "Ritual" directly relates to ceremony and the performance of specific actions or customs. "Artifact" implies an object of cultural or historical significance that could be used in a ceremony. Lastly, "remains" could refer to the remnants or traces left behind after a ceremony has taken place.

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  • 5. 

    Which was the first hominid to use fire?

    • A.

      Austrolopithecus afarensis

    • B.

      Homo habilis

    • C.

      Homo erectus

    • D.

      Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis

    • E.

      Homo sapien sapiens

    Correct Answer
    C. Homo erectus
    Explanation
    Homo erectus is believed to be the first hominid to use fire. This is supported by archaeological evidence such as the discovery of charred bones and burnt tools in Homo erectus habitats. The controlled use of fire would have provided Homo erectus with warmth, protection from predators, and the ability to cook food, which in turn would have increased their chances of survival and allowed for the expansion of their range.

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  • 6. 

    On what continent, were Homo erectus bones found?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    • E.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    E. Asia
    Explanation
    Homo erectus bones were found in Asia. This species of early humans originated in Africa and then migrated to other parts of the world, including Asia. Fossil discoveries in countries like China and Indonesia have provided evidence of Homo erectus presence in Asia. These findings have contributed to our understanding of human evolution and the dispersal of early humans across different continents.

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  • 7. 

    Homo sapiens didn't evolve from apes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Homo sapiens – did not evolve directly from the apes alive today, but rather we share a common ancestor. Our evolutionary paths diverged from those of chimpanzees and gorillas about six million years ago. Though we do share over 90% of our DNA with them, apes are distant cousins, not great-great-great (etc.) grandparents.

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