How Much You Know About Hominids? Trivia Facts Quiz

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How Much You Know About Hominids? Trivia Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      In the Great Rift Valley in eastern Africa

    • B. 

      In the hospital

    • C. 

      In the Middle East

    • D. 

      In Indonesia

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A water park in Branson

    • B. 

      Where all hominid species originated

    • C. 

      A crack in the Earth's crust that is slowly pulling away from the rest of the continent

    • D. 

      Where the first agricultural settlements appeared

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Hominids were amazed by fire and they couldn't help but talk about it.

    • B. 

      They could cook their food and so their jaws got smaller because the food was easier to chew.

    • C. 

      With smaller jaws, the larynx was able to open up, which gave the vocal cords more room to vibrate and produce more sounds

    • D. 

      It killed off bacteria, which meant that their throats were less irritated and allowed for speech.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Plate tectonics were too great at the time. The rumbling and the shaking were very stressful.

    • B. 

      There was too much competition for food. They went were food was more readily available.

    • C. 

      It was too hot there. They needed cooler climates.

    • D. 

      All the caves were taken. They moved to have shelter

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Fire (for warmth and tool-making)

    • B. 

      Advanced tools

    • C. 

      The wheel

    • D. 

      Communication

    • E. 

      Agriculture

  • 6. 
    Homo sapiens are directly descended from all other hominid species.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      It allowed them to communicate their plans to others in their group.

    • B. 

      They were able to create more sophisticated tools.

    • C. 

      They were able to kill their prey through flaming arrows.

    • D. 

      The light from the fire attracted megafauna and made them easier to catch.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      They now believe that bipedalism developed in the forest.

    • B. 

      They now believe that our first ancestors were much taller than modern humans.

    • C. 

      They now believe that our first ancestors used sophisticated tools such as atalatls and bows and arrows.

    • D. 

      They now believe that our first ancestors looked much more like modern humans than chimpanzees.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Being able to reach leaves on tall trees

    • B. 

      It is much faster.

    • C. 

      The ability to carry more food

    • D. 

      The ability to attract a mate through beating on one's chest

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Bronze

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Titanium

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Flamethrower

    • B. 

      Bow and arrow

    • C. 

      Boomerang

    • D. 

      Catapult

    • E. 

      Atalatl

    • F. 

      Awl

  • 12. 
    According to the time spent on this planet, which hominid species was the most successful?
    • A. 

      Ardipithicus ramidus

    • B. 

      Austalopthicus afarensis

    • C. 

      Homo erectus

    • D. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • E. 

      Homo sapiens

    • F. 

      "Hobbit"

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Surplus

    • B. 

      Specialization

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Government

    • E. 

      Organized schools

    • F. 

      Transportation

    • G. 

      Learning

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      To get more of the bad qualities

    • B. 

      To eliminate good traits

    • C. 

      To get more of the traits wanted by humans and to eliminate the bad ones

    • D. 

      To create dancing plants and talking animals

  • 15. 
    Dogs and cats domesticated themselves.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Cooking their food

    • B. 

      Knives

    • C. 

      Scaring predators

    • D. 

      Mirrors

    • E. 

      Hurling at vicious cows

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      People worshipped them. They were put on alters and grain was left to them.

    • B. 

      They were put in fields to promote fertility. They believed that the harvest would be better if they were there.

    • C. 

      They were heated up in fires and put in baskets of water to cook food.

    • D. 

      No one knows for sure.

  • 18. 
    In which ways was Catalhoyuk different from our cities today?
    • A. 

      They entered their homes from the roof. We use doors.

    • B. 

      They are concerned with invaders. We do not worry about that anymore.

    • C. 

      Their boys learned their father's trade. Our children go to school and learn a variety of subjects.

    • D. 

      They bartered for objects. We use money.

    • E. 

      They left their dead out in the open. We bury our dead.

    • F. 

      They moved around town by walking on the roofs of the houses. We use sidewalks and streets.