Stories From The Stone Age, Including The Natufians

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Stories From The Stone Age, Including The Natufians

This quiz is partially based on the film we have watched in class, "Stories from the Stone Age". You might find, however, that a few other questions from the deep past have found their way in as well. . . Here are some of the words that you will need to be able to type (and spell - ouch!):nomadshunter-gatherersdomesticationarchaeologyanthropologyHere are some words that you will encounter:Homo sapiens - scientific name for modern human beingshominid - general name for a human-like being of various species (some extinct)Palaeolithic Period - Old Stone Age --> period of hunter-gatheringNeolithic Period - New Stone Age --> period between the start of farming and the first smelting and forging of metal


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which "-ology" means "the study of the remains of human cultures"? It involves a lot of digging and classifying and has a nasty three vowel combination in the middle.
  • 2. 
    Which "-ology" means "the study of humans, our origins, physical characteristics, institutions, beliefs and social relationships"? The spelling is easier than the answer of Question 1. 
  • 3. 
    People who travel from place to place in search of animals to hunt and food to gather are called...
  • 4. 
    The simpler phrase for the term "Palaeolithic Period" is...
  • 5. 
    People gradually learned to adapt animals and plants according to human needs, for instance, breed goats with smaller horns, grow wheat with larger grains. This process of herding animals and cultivating plants according to human wishes is referred to as _____________ .
  • 6. 
    The first animal to be tamed by humans was the _______.
  • 7. 
    Which statement below is true?
    • A. 

      The farming and herding lifestyle required almost no intensive labour.

    • B. 

      An advantage of the farming and herding lifestyle is that food could be stored for the future.

    • C. 

      The farming and herding lifestyle can support fewer people than a hunting and gathering lifestyle.

    • D. 

      All of the people on earth began to farm and herd at roughly the same time.

  • 8. 
    Which animal below was domesticated last?
    • A. 

      Horse

    • B. 

      Sheep

    • C. 

      Goat

    • D. 

      Dog

  • 9. 
    Which statement below is false?
    • A. 

      The Old Stone Age lasted for much longer than the New Stone Age.

    • B. 

      The type of stone most easily used for tool-making during the Stone Age was flint.

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens were the first people to bury their dead.

    • D. 

      The hunting and gathering lifestyle involved the danger of serious physical injuries, such as fractures.

  • 10. 
    Which animal was NOT hunted by the Natufians?
    • A. 

      Mammoth

    • B. 

      Hare

    • C. 

      Gazelle

    • D. 

      Auroch

  • 11. 
    The Natufians used ___________________ to process grain.
    • A. 

      Mortars and pestles

    • B. 

      Bora boras and slingshots

    • C. 

      Simple mills for grinding flour

    • D. 

      Primitive frying pans

  • 12. 
    Palaeontology is the study of _______________.
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      The remains of human cultures

    • C. 

      Human society

    • D. 

      Rock formations

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