Stories From The Stone Age, Including The Natufians

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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-gatherersdomesticationarchaeologyanthropology
Here 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 Read more--> 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.

    Correct Answer
    Archaeology, archaeology
    Explanation
    Archaeology is the correct answer because it is the study of the remains of human cultures. It involves digging and classifying artifacts and structures to understand past civilizations. The word "archaeology" has a three vowel combination, "aeo," in the middle.

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  • 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. 

    Correct Answer
    Anthropology, anthropology
    Explanation
    Anthropology is the correct answer for the given question. Anthropology is the study of humans, including their origins, physical characteristics, institutions, beliefs, and social relationships. It is a field that explores various aspects of human life and society, making it a suitable "-ology" for the description provided in the question. The spelling of anthropology is also easier compared to the answer of Question 1, indicating that it is the correct choice.

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  • 3. 

    People who travel from place to place in search of animals to hunt and food to gather are called...

    Correct Answer
    hunter-gatherers, nomads, hunter gatherers, nomad, hunter gatherer, hunter-gatherer
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "hunter-gatherers" and "nomads". People who travel from place to place in search of animals to hunt and food to gather are commonly known as hunter-gatherers. They rely on hunting, fishing, and gathering wild plants for their subsistence. These groups do not have a permanent settlement and constantly move in search of resources, which is why they are also referred to as nomads. The terms "hunter gatherers," "nomad," "hunter gatherer," and "hunter-gatherer" all describe the same group of people.

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  • 4. 

    The simpler phrase for the term "Palaeolithic Period" is...

    Correct Answer
    Old Stone Age
    Explanation
    The term "Palaeolithic Period" refers to a specific era in human history characterized by the use of stone tools. The simpler phrase for this term is "Old Stone Age." During this period, early humans relied on stone tools for hunting, gathering, and survival. The term "Old Stone Age" encapsulates the essence of this time period, emphasizing the importance of stone tools and the primitive nature of human civilization during this era.

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  • 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 _____________ .

    Correct Answer
    domestication, domesticating
    Explanation
    The process described in the question, where people adapt animals and plants to meet human needs, is known as domestication. Domestication involves selectively breeding and cultivating species to enhance specific traits that are desirable to humans. This process has been ongoing for thousands of years and has resulted in the development of various domesticated animals and crops that are now commonly used for food, labor, and companionship.

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  • 6. 

    The first animal to be tamed by humans was the _______.

    Correct Answer
    dog, dogs
    Explanation
    The dog was the first animal to be tamed by humans. This is because dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, with evidence dating back to around 15,000 years ago. Dogs were initially domesticated from wolves, and their close relationship with humans can be attributed to their loyalty, intelligence, and ability to perform various tasks. Over time, humans selectively bred dogs for specific traits, leading to the diverse range of dog breeds we see today. Dogs have played a crucial role in human society, serving as companions, working animals, and even assisting in tasks such as hunting and herding.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. An advantage of the farming and herding lifestyle is that food could be stored for the future.
    Explanation
    The statement "An advantage of the farming and herding lifestyle is that food could be stored for the future" is true because farming and herding allowed people to produce a surplus of food, which could be stored and used during times of scarcity or for future consumption. This was a significant advancement compared to the hunting and gathering lifestyle, where food had to be consumed immediately or preserved through drying or smoking methods. The ability to store food provided stability and security, allowing populations to grow and civilizations to develop.

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  • 8. 

    Which animal below was domesticated last?

    • A.

      Horse

    • B.

      Sheep

    • C.

      Goat

    • D.

      Dog

    Correct Answer
    A. Horse
    Explanation
    Horses were domesticated last compared to the other animals mentioned. This is because evidence suggests that horses were first domesticated around 4000 BCE, whereas sheep, goats, and dogs were domesticated much earlier, around 9000 BCE. Therefore, horses are the correct answer for being domesticated last among the given options.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Homo sapiens were the first people to bury their dead.
    Explanation
    The statement "Homo sapiens were the first people to bury their dead" is false. Evidence suggests that Neanderthals, a different species of early humans, were the first to engage in burial practices. Archaeological sites have been found with Neanderthal remains buried in specific positions, suggesting intentional burial. This indicates that Neanderthals had some form of belief or ritual associated with death and burial. Homo sapiens, although more advanced in many aspects, were not the first to bury their dead.

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  • 10. 

    Which animal was NOT hunted by the Natufians?

    • A.

      Mammoth

    • B.

      Hare

    • C.

      Gazelle

    • D.

      Auroch

    Correct Answer
    A. Mammoth
    Explanation
    The Natufians did not hunt mammoths. This can be inferred from the fact that mammoths were extinct by the time the Natufians existed. The Natufians were a prehistoric culture that existed around 15,000 to 11,500 years ago, while mammoths went extinct around 4,000 years before that. Therefore, it is unlikely that the Natufians had the opportunity to hunt mammoths.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Mortars and pestles
    Explanation
    The Natufians used mortars and pestles to process grain. Mortars and pestles are ancient tools used for grinding and crushing substances, such as grains, into a fine powder or paste. This method allowed the Natufians to break down the grains and extract their nutrients, making them easier to digest and utilize. The use of mortars and pestles was a crucial step in the food processing techniques of the Natufians, enabling them to transform raw grains into a form that could be consumed as flour or used in cooking.

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  • 12. 

    Palaeontology is the study of _______________.

    • A.

      Fossils

    • B.

      The remains of human cultures

    • C.

      Human society

    • D.

      Rock formations

    Correct Answer
    A. Fossils
    Explanation
    Palaeontology is the study of fossils, which are the preserved remains or traces of ancient organisms. This field of science involves analyzing and interpreting these fossils to understand the history of life on Earth, including the evolution and extinction of different species. By studying fossils, palaeontologists can reconstruct past ecosystems, determine the age of rocks and sedimentary layers, and gain insights into the behavior and anatomy of extinct organisms.

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