Social Studies - People Of Long Ago

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Quiz to determine knowledge of hunters, gatherers, and farmers of long ago.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which were the earliest people?

    • A.

      Hunters

    • B.

      Gatherers

    • C.

      Farmers

    • D.

      Hunters and gatherers

    • E.

      Hunters and gatherers

    Correct Answer
    E. Hunters and gatherers
    Explanation
    The earliest people were hunters and gatherers. This means that they relied on hunting animals and gathering plants for their survival. They did not engage in farming practices yet, as agriculture came later in human history. The lifestyle of hunters and gatherers involved constantly moving from one place to another in search of food and resources. They had a deep understanding of the environment and utilized their knowledge to sustain themselves. This way of life was prevalent during the Paleolithic era, which lasted for thousands of years before the development of agriculture.

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  • 2. 

    Where did the earliest people live?

    • A.

      Houses

    • B.

      Tents

    • C.

      Farms

    • D.

      Caves

    Correct Answer
    D. Caves
    Explanation
    The earliest people lived in caves because caves provided natural shelter and protection from the elements and predators. They were easily accessible and offered a safe place for early humans to rest, sleep, and store their belongings. Caves also provided a suitable environment for early humans to create and develop tools, as well as engage in activities such as cooking and socializing. Living in caves allowed early humans to adapt and survive in their surroundings during a time when permanent structures like houses and farms were not yet established.

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  • 3. 

    How did people find their food?

    • A.

      They followed the animals for food.

    • B.

      They grew their crops.

    Correct Answer
    A. They followed the animals for food.
    Explanation
    People in ancient times relied on hunting animals for their food. They would track and follow animals, learning their migration patterns and hunting them for meat. This was a common method of obtaining food before the development of agriculture and the domestication of plants and animals. Growing crops, on the other hand, came later in human history as people learned to cultivate and harvest their own food.

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  • 4. 

    What did the farmers' houses look like?

    • A.

      They were far apart/

    • B.

      They were very close together.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were very close together.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They were very close together." This suggests that the farmers' houses were located in close proximity to each other. This could indicate a tight-knit community or a need for close collaboration among the farmers. It may also imply that the land available for housing was limited, leading to houses being built close together.

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  • 5. 

    How did the people get into their houses?

    • A.

      Through the doors

    • B.

      Crawled in

    • C.

      Through the roofs

    Correct Answer
    C. Through the roofs
    Explanation
    The answer "through the roofs" suggests that the people entered their houses by climbing onto the roofs and accessing their homes from there. This could be due to various reasons such as locked doors or damaged entrances, forcing them to find alternative ways to enter their houses. Climbing through the roofs may have been the only viable option for them to gain access to their homes.

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  • 6. 

    What kinds of food were first planted?

    • A.

      Wheat, barley

    • B.

      Potatoes

    • C.

      Carrots

    • D.

      Tomatoes, beans

    Correct Answer
    A. Wheat, barley
    Explanation
    The correct answer is wheat and barley. These two crops were among the first plants to be cultivated by humans for food. They were domesticated around 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent region, which includes modern-day Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Wheat and barley provided a reliable food source and played a crucial role in the development of agriculture and settled societies. They are still widely grown and consumed today, making them some of the oldest and most important staple crops in human history.

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  • 7. 

    Why did the hunters and gatherers become farmers?

    • A.

      The animals they hunted became extinct.

    • B.

      The got tired off hunting.

    • C.

      The climate got colder, so they could plant crops.

    • D.

      The climate got warmer, so they could plant crops.

    Correct Answer
    D. The climate got warmer, so they could plant crops.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the climate got warmer, so they could plant crops. This is because with a warmer climate, the conditions for growing crops improved, making it easier and more sustainable for the hunters and gatherers to transition to agriculture. The warmer climate provided longer growing seasons and allowed for the cultivation of a wider variety of crops. This shift from hunting and gathering to farming also provided a more reliable and consistent food source, leading to the development of settled communities and the eventual rise of civilizations.

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  • 8. 

    What does prehistoric mean?

    • A.

      The time when dinosaurs lived

    • B.

      The time before people went into space

    • C.

      The time before people learned to read

    • D.

      The time before people learned to write

    Correct Answer
    D. The time before people learned to write
    Explanation
    Prehistoric refers to the time before people learned to write. This term is used to describe the era when humans did not have a written language or any form of recorded history. It encompasses a vast period of time before the development of writing systems, which allowed for the documentation and preservation of knowledge and information. During this prehistoric period, humans relied on oral traditions and visual representations to communicate and pass on their knowledge and experiences.

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  • 9. 

    Another name for farming is

    • A.

      Irrigation

    • B.

      Agriculture

    • C.

      Civilization

    • D.

      Prehistoric

    Correct Answer
    B. Agriculture
    Explanation
    Agriculture is another term used to refer to farming. It involves the cultivation of crops and the rearing of animals for food, fiber, medicinal plants, and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. This term encompasses various practices such as planting, harvesting, and managing land and livestock. Therefore, agriculture is the correct answer as it is synonymous with farming.

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