Prehistory Quiz: Paleolithic To Neolithic And Beyond

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Prehistory Quiz: Paleolithic To Neolithic And Beyond

How well have you listened, read, and learned? How was your investigation? And so. . . "While most of us know plenty about human history, what do we know about prehistory? Let's discover a little more about our primitive ancestors in this quiz. . . Best of luck. " Mrs. Lippolis :) Each question is worth 10 points. Total worth: 100 quiz points based on accuracy! Print out your test after completing. Make sure to put your name on your test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does prehistory mean?
    • A. 

      The time before time.

    • B. 

      The time period before writing/recording of events.

    • C. 

      Previous history.

  • 2. 
    What are three (3) characteristics of the Paleolithic Age?  Choose the BEST choice!
    • A. 

      Hunting and gathering, Nomadic, uncivilized.

    • B. 

      Hunters and gatherers.

    • C. 

      Nomadic wanderers.

    • D. 

      Farmers and herders.

  • 3. 
    Eugene Dubois was a Dutch physician who set out in the 1890s to find remains of early humanoids.  He located the first examples of what he called 'Pithecanthropus erectus', also known as Homo erectus, on what island in 1891?
    • A. 

      Borneo

    • B. 

      Java

    • C. 

      Celebes

    • D. 

      New Guinea

  • 4. 
    What type(s) of evidence do historians have to verify that events in prehistory actually occurred? 
    • A. 

      Tools

    • B. 

      All of these

    • C. 

      Pictures

    • D. 

      Fossils

  • 5. 
    The Stone Age is the prehistorical era in which historians believe that humans began the practise of farming and agriculture.  Within the Stone Age classification of the three aged system, there are various sub-groups that classify the evolution of humans.  Which of the following subgroups is most closely associated with agricultural development? 
    • A. 

      Epipalaeolithic

    • B. 

      Paleolithic

    • C. 

      Neolithic

    • D. 

      Mesolithic

  • 6. 
    What are modern humans called? 
    • A. 

      Homo erectus

    • B. 

      Homo sapiens sapiens

    • C. 

      Cro-Magnon

    • D. 

      Homo sapiens

  • 7. 
    What was the Neolithic Age?
    • A. 

      New Copper Age

    • B. 

      Old Copper Age

    • C. 

      Old Stone Age

    • D. 

      New Stone Age

  • 8. 
    What two (2) beings roamed the earth at the same time as homo sapiens?
    • A. 

      Homo habilius and Homo erectus.

    • B. 

      Homo sapiens sapiens and Homo erectus.

    • C. 

      Cro-Magnons and Homo sapiens.

    • D. 

      Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.

  • 9. 
    The Paleolithic Period ended because the melting of the last sheet of ice allowed for fertile lands which allowed societies to develop into/advance to hunting and gathering societies that were nomadic.  This would allow civilization to begin!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What was it that allowed for the transition from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age?
    • A. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • B. 

      American Revolution

    • C. 

      War

    • D. 

      Agricultural Revolution

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