Human Ancestor Quiz

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Ancestor Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz accompanies website: http://www. Hunterian. Gla. Ac. Uk/collections/museum/hominid/hominid_index. Shtml


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  Our common ancestors, “dryopithecine apes”, split into several groups, three of which survived.  Which of the followin was not one of the groups?
    • A. 

      Chimpanzees

    • B. 

      Gorillas

    • C. 

      Hominids (ape-men and early men)

    • D. 

      Orang-utans

  • 2. 
    2.  Describe the tool-making abilities of Australopithecus
    • A. 

      They were unable to use tools

    • B. 

      They created complex stone tools such as bows, arrows, and axes

    • C. 

      They created primitive metal tools

    • D. 

      They were able to use natural objects, stones and bones, as weapons

  • 3. 
    3.  Where was the skull of an Australopithecus aethiopicus found in 1985? 
    • A. 

      Kenya

    • B. 

      Etheopia

    • C. 

      Nigeria

    • D. 

      Somolia

  • 4. 
    4.  Compare the skull of the Australopithecus to the gorilla skull. 
    • A. 

      The Australopithecus skull looks nothing like the gorilla skull

    • B. 

      The Australopithecus skull looks similar to the gorilla skull

    • C. 

      The Australopithecus skull more closely resembles a human skull than a gorilla skull

  • 5. 
    5.  How long have “true humans” been on earth, and what are they called?
    • A. 

      Homo sapien, 300,000 Y.A.

    • B. 

      Australopithecus, 5-8 milllion Y.A.

    • C. 

      Homo habilis, 2 million Y.A.

    • D. 

      Homo erectus, 1.7 million- 300,000 Y.A.

  • 6. 
    6.  What is not a trait of Homo Erectus?
    • A. 

      Protruding jaws with large molars

    • B. 

      No chin

    • C. 

      A long low skull

    • D. 

      Brain size between 1300-1500 milliliters

  • 7. 
    7.  Which continent has Homo erectus not been found on?
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 8. 
    8.  In addition to skilled hunting techniques, what is a great invention of Homo Erectus?
    • A. 

      Building homes covered in animal skin

    • B. 

      Metal Tools

    • C. 

      Learning to use fire

    • D. 

      The wheel

    • E. 

      IPAD

  • 9. 
    9.  Which of the following statements are not true?
    • A. 

      Modern humans have more hair than their ancestors

    • B. 

      Modern humans have large brow ridges like their ancestors

    • C. 

      Ancient ancestors have a thinner and more rounded skulls than modern humans

    • D. 

      Our ancient ancestors had higher foreheads than modern humans and a slightly projecting chins

    • E. 

      Our ancient ancestors had an average brain size of about 1350 millilitres

  • 10. 
    10.  How are people adapting today?
    • A. 

      The human brain evolves by growing larger to adapt to changes in technology

    • B. 

      The human brain evolves by shrinking because due to harmful chemicals in the environment

    • C. 

      Humans no longer physically evolve to exploit new environments