Bio 2 - Unit 4 Test B - Hominid Evolution

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  • 1. 
    The ancient bipedal hominid called "Taung Child" is a member of which species?
    • A. 

      Australopithecus aferensis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus africanus

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 2. 
    The ancient bipedal hominid called "Lucy" is a member of which species?
    • A. 

      Australopithecus aferensis

    • B. 

      Australopithecus africanus

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 3. 
    The ancient bipedal hominid called "Handy Man" is a member of which species?
    • A. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • B. 

      Homo habilis

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 4. 
    Modern humans are members of which species?
    • A. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • B. 

      Homo habilis

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 5. 
    In the early 1900's a group of "scientists" claimed to find the missing link. Later, it was discovered that the find was a fraud. In what country did this fraud take place?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      Ethiopia

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a member for the order Primates?
    • A. 

      Lemur

    • B. 

      Gorilla

    • C. 

      Koala

    • D. 

      Orangutan

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a member of the family Hominidae?
    • A. 

      Homo sapiens

    • B. 

      Australopithecus africanus

    • C. 

      Lemur

    • D. 

      Homo erectus

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a monkey?
    • A. 

      Homo sapiens

    • B. 

      Baboon

    • C. 

      Lemur

    • D. 

      Tarsier

  • 9. 
    The oldest living primate group are the ___.
    • A. 

      Prosimians

    • B. 

      Old world monkeys

    • C. 

      Hominids

    • D. 

      Gorillas

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of hominids?
    • A. 

      Prehensile tails

    • B. 

      Walking upright

    • C. 

      Opposable thumbs

    • D. 

      Large brains

  • 11. 
    What is the only hominid to co-exist with Homo sapiens in Europe?
    • A. 

      Homo erectus

    • B. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • C. 

      Homo habilis

    • D. 

      Homo robustus

  • 12. 
    Humans are thought to be descendants of ___.
    • A. 

      Homo erectus

    • B. 

      Homo neanderthalensis

    • C. 

      Homo habilis

    • D. 

      Paranthropus boisei

  • 13. 
    What two groups are most hominid species classified into?
    • A. 

      Australopithecus and Homo

    • B. 

      Africanus and habilis

    • C. 

      Homo and sapiens

    • D. 

      Australopithecus and Anthropida

  • 14. 
    In searching for the origins of humanity, what characteristic did scientists identify as the first step in human evolution?
    • A. 

      Bipedal locomotion

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Art and imagination

    • D. 

      Large brain

  • 15. 
    Why is it most common to find only the skull of an ancient hominid?
    • A. 

      They only buried the heads of the dead.

    • B. 

      Scavengers can carry off the smaller bones much more easily.

    • C. 

      Skulls tend to look more like rocks.

    • D. 

      Other hominids cannibalize their dead.

  • 16. 
    Scientists often take dirt samples from the area around the fossil find. They do this to ....
    • A. 

      Help determine the age of the fossil

    • B. 

      Keep the fossil from rotting

    • C. 

      Provide visual context for where the fossil was found

    • D. 

      Provide a keep-sake of the discovery

  • 17. 
    To help unravel the mysteries of human evolution, paleoanthropologists use all of the following except ___.
    • A. 

      Fossilized bones

    • B. 

      Endocasts of the brains

    • C. 

      Molecular clocks

    • D. 

      Written historical records

  • 18. 
    Humans have a longer childhood than other apes because humans need more time for lung development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Human brain growth evolved because of large amounts of carbohydrate in the diet of early hominids.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Homo erectus used fire to cook food and protect themselves from animal attacks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Homo erectus was the first hominid to walk upright.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Darwin discoverd all that we know about human evolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Hominid evolution is believed to have begun about 12 million years ago.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Homo neanderthalensis was probably driven to extinction by Homo sapiens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Homo sapiens is the most intellegent animal to have ever existed on Planet Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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