Early Humans And Societies

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Human Evolution Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter #1 and 2.


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  • 1. 
    How did farming change societies?  Answers must be at least 3-sentences.
  • 2. 
    Describe the main concerns and interests of historians.  Answers must be at least 3-sentences.
  • 3. 
    How are geography and history related?  Answers must beat least 3-sentences.
  • 4. 
    Which of the following would a historian be least interested in?
    • A. 

      The bones of a group of people

    • B. 

      The knowledge of a group of people

    • C. 

      The beliefs of a group of people

    • D. 

      The customs of a group of people

  • 5. 
    An archaeologist would most likely explore:
    • A. 

      A mountain range that forms a border of a geographic region

    • B. 

      A forest or other unpopulated area

    • C. 

      The site of an ancient battle

    • D. 

      Data about climate in a region

  • 6. 
    If a country wanted to make a better government, what would be the best piece of information to use to start?
    • A. 

      Fossils from the country

    • B. 

      Documents from leaders of the country in the past

    • C. 

      Maps about the country from 200 years ago

    • D. 

      Artifacts from the country that show different cultures

  • 7. 
    A historian's work includes all of the following:
    • A. 

      Turning ancient discoveries into modern technology

    • B. 

      Teaching and learning about culture and identity

    • C. 

      Studying and interpreting history

    • D. 

      Making predictions about the future based on the past

  • 8. 
    What is the difference between a primary source and an artifact?
    • A. 

      Primary sources are studied by archaeologists; artifacts are studied by historians

    • B. 

      Primary sources are written sources; artifacts are objects

    • C. 

      Primary sources are made by people; artifacts are made by machines

    • D. 

      Primary sources are studied by historians;

  • 9. 
    What is the effect of climate on plant growth?
    • A. 

      Plants that grow on certain kinds of landforms do not need climate

    • B. 

      Plants grow best where there is climate

    • C. 

      Climate effects the temperature and amount of water plants will have

    • D. 

      Plants create their own climate depending on where they grow

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of a physical feature?
    • A. 

      The language that people speak in a region

    • B. 

      A center of population

    • C. 

      Symbols on a map

    • D. 

      A desert

  • 11. 
    Where are some of California's most populated areas located?
    • A. 

      In places that have a marine climate

    • B. 

      Near the Pacific Ocean and major rivers

    • C. 

      In the far northern part of the state

    • D. 

      In the Sierra Nevada Mountains

  • 12. 
    The essential resources used by early peoples were:
    • A. 

      Water, animals and fertile land

    • B. 

      Water, copper and animals

    • C. 

      Copper, gold and fertile land

    • D. 

      Iron, copper and water

  • 13. 
    What would early people look for as they decided where to settle?
    • A. 

      A location that is in a region

    • B. 

      A location that is near a center of culture

    • C. 

      A location near enough food and water

    • D. 

      A location near a center of transportation

  • 14. 
    Why is the study of ancient bones important to us today?
    • A. 

      The study of ancient bones gives us information about our human ancestors

    • B. 

      Ancient bones are the only source of information about early peoples for archaeologists

    • C. 

      Ancient bones help develop better forms of agriculture

    • D. 

      Ancient bones help develop modern technologies

  • 15. 
    What was important about Donald Johanson's discovery of Lucy in 1974?
    • A. 

      It proved that hominids used tools

    • B. 

      It proved that hominids lived in East Africa 5,000 years ago

    • C. 

      It pointed to a hominid's ability to walk upright

    • D. 

      It was the first discovery of ancient bones

  • 16. 
    Which of the following defines homo erectus?
    • A. 

      Thinking man

    • B. 

      Modern man

    • C. 

      Wise man

    • D. 

      Upright man

  • 17. 
    What effect did the invention of tools have on early humans?
    • A. 

      They required humans to stand close to animals when hunting

    • B. 

      They increased chances for survival

    • C. 

      They decreased chances for survival

    • D. 

      They allowed more animals to graze the fields

  • 18. 
    Which of the following best defines a land bridge?
    • A. 

      Mammoth bones laid out over a body of water

    • B. 

      A mountain range beside a body of water

    • C. 

      A strip of land connecting two continents

    • D. 

      A strip of coast along a rocky shore

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements best summarizes why people learned how to make clothes and build shelters after migrating out of Africa?
    • A. 

      They needed to trade cloth with other merchants

    • B. 

      They needed more protection to survive in colder areas

    • C. 

      They needed less protection to survive in warmer areas

    • D. 

      They needed to trade living spaces with others

  • 20. 
    Which statement best defines the Neolithic Revolution?
    • A. 

      Major battle fought between people of Asia and Africa

    • B. 

      The shift from food gathering to food producing

    • C. 

      The shift from food gathering to hunting

    • D. 

      Major battle fought between the peoples of Asia

  • 21. 
    What effect did farming have on people in the Stone Age?
    • A. 

      It allowed them to build permanent settlements

    • B. 

      It allowed them to travel

    • C. 

      It allowed them to paint caves

    • D. 

      It allowed them to hunt animals

  • 22. 
    Which of the following best defines a megalith?
    • A. 

      Huge stones used as monuments

    • B. 

      A temple made of wood

    • C. 

      A large mammal that lives in the Asian tundra

    • D. 

      A ruler or king of an ancient kingdom

  • 23. 
    People in the New Stone Age had a different relationship to plants and animals due primarily to:
    • A. 

      Climate changes and human innovation

    • B. 

      Migration patterns

    • C. 

      Religious beliefs and fire control

    • D. 

      Barbarian invasions

  • 24. 
    History Makers One way to study history is to study the "big names" of the past, the people whose lives and actions shaped the times and places in which they lived.  In this passage from a collection of essays, historian Barbara W. Tuchman explains why some historians focus their attention on such people.   "They are the captains and kings, and fanatics, traitors, rogues and villains, pathfinders and explorers, thinkers and creators, even, occasionally, heroes.  They are significant-if not necessarily admirable...they matter.  The are the actors, not the acted upon and are consequently that much more interesting."                                   - Barbara W. Tuchman, from Practicing History: Selected Essays Why does the author think the people she discusses are interesting?
    • A. 

      They write books about history

    • B. 

      They do things that are remembered

    • C. 

      They obey the laws of their societies

    • D. 

      The author knows more about those people

  • 25. 
    History shapes our identity and teaches us the _________________________ that we share.  (values or regions)
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