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  • 1. 

    When was the Paleo period? 

    • A.

      13000 AD to 7900 AD

    • B.

      18000 AD to 3000 AD

    • C.

      13000 BC to 7900 BC

    • D.

      18000 BC to 3000 BC

    Correct Answer
    C. 13000 BC to 7900 BC
    Explanation
    The Paleo Indians lived from about 13000 BC to 7900 BC.

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  • 2. 

     Where did the Paleo Indians live?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Only in Georgia

    • C.

      The Bering Strait land bridge

    • D.

      All of North and South America

    Correct Answer
    D. All of North and South America
    Explanation
    Since the Paleo period is a time period and not a specific group, the term Paleo Indian applies to all people in North and South America during this time, not just in Georgia.

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  • 3. 

    The Paleo Indians lived in permanent settlements. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Paleo people were nomadic and constantly moving each season in order to find food.

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  • 4. 

    The Paleo Indians hunted many large animals that are now extinct, such as the mastodon. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Paleo Indians, who lived during the Paleolithic period, did indeed hunt many large animals that are now extinct, such as the mastodon. This is supported by archaeological evidence and fossil records that show the presence of Paleo Indian tools and artifacts associated with hunting these animals. The extinction of these large animals is believed to be partly due to overhunting by early human populations.

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  • 5. 

    The Paleo Indians hunted with a spear-thrower called a(n) _____________. 

    Correct Answer
    atlatl
    Explanation
    The Paleo Indians used a spear-thrower called an atlatl. The atlatl was a tool that helped them throw spears with greater force and accuracy. It consisted of a handle with a hook or spur at the end, which held the spear in place. By using the leverage provided by the atlatl, the Paleo Indians were able to propel spears further and with more speed, making them more effective hunters.

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  • 6. 

    The Paleoindians built shelters out of logs. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Paleo people made temporary shelters out of bones and animal skins.

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  • 7. 

    Mastodons were most similar to _________.

    • A.

      Sabertoothed tigers

    • B.

      Wooly mammoths

    • C.

      Dinosaurs

    • D.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    B. Wooly mammoths
    Explanation
    Mastodons are large, extinct elephant-like mammals.

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  • 8. 

    Besides meat, Paleo Indians also ate a variety of ________.

    Correct Answer
    nuts
    berries
    fruits
    roots
    seeds
    tree bark
    Explanation
    The correct answer is nuts, berries, fruits, roots, seeds, and tree bark. Paleo Indians had a diverse diet that included a variety of plant-based foods. Nuts, berries, fruits, and seeds would have provided them with essential nutrients and energy. Roots would have been a good source of carbohydrates, and tree bark might have been used for medicinal purposes or as a source of fiber. Overall, the Paleo Indians' diet consisted of a wide range of plant foods in addition to meat.

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  • 9. 

    The Paleo Indians did not disappear; they evolved into _______ Indians. 

    Correct Answer
    Archaic
    Explanation
    The Paleo Indians did not disappear, but rather evolved into the Archaic Indians. This suggests that the Paleo Indians underwent changes and adaptations over time, leading to the emergence of a new group known as the Archaic Indians. This evolution could include shifts in their cultural practices, technology, subsistence patterns, and social organization, among other aspects. The term "Archaic" is used to describe this later stage of Native American history, which followed the Paleo Indian period.

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  • 10. 

    "Paleolithic" means ___________. 

    Correct Answer
    Old Stone
    Explanation
    The term "Paleolithic" refers to a specific period in prehistoric times known as the Old Stone Age. During this era, early humans relied on stone tools and weapons for survival. The prefix "paleo-" means old or ancient, while "lithic" relates to stone. Therefore, "Paleolithic" can be understood as "old stone," indicating the use of stone tools and the time period in which they were prevalent.

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