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  • 1. 

    Define an Archeologist.

    • A.

      Study fossil remains and determine characteristics of the past life

    • B.

      People who define their physical features that tell who they are

    • C.

      Investigate Prehistoric life remains-Artifacts

    Correct Answer
    C. Investigate Prehistoric life remains-Artifacts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Investigate Prehistoric life remains-Artifacts." An archaeologist is a professional who studies and investigates the remains of prehistoric life, such as fossils and artifacts. They analyze these ancient objects to gain insights into past civilizations, their cultures, and their way of life. By examining these remains, archaeologists can piece together the puzzle of history and understand the characteristics and behaviors of ancient societies.

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  • 2. 

    Define a Palentologist.

    • A.

      Study fossil remains and determine characteristics of the past life

    • B.

      People who determine the age of bones

    • C.

      Compare homonid bones and look for changes like in their posture and brain size

    Correct Answer
    A. Study fossil remains and determine characteristics of the past life
    Explanation
    A paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossil remains in order to determine the characteristics of past life. They analyze fossils to understand the anatomy, behavior, and evolution of ancient organisms. By examining the remains, they can gather information about the species' physical features, diet, habitat, and other aspects of their lives. This helps in reconstructing the history of life on Earth and understanding the changes that have occurred over millions of years.

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  • 3. 

    Define an Anthropologist.

    • A.

      Study fossil remains and determine characteristics of the past life

    • B.

      People who determine the age of bones

    • C.

      They Compare homonid bones and look for changes like in their posture and brain size

    Correct Answer
    C. They Compare homonid bones and look for changes like in their posture and brain size
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They compare hominid bones and look for changes like in their posture and brain size." This answer accurately describes the role of an anthropologist in studying hominid bones and analyzing changes in their posture and brain size. By comparing these bones, anthropologists can gain insights into the characteristics and evolution of past human life.

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  • 4. 

    Define Prehistory

    • A.

      An object that was used in the past

    • B.

      The scientific study of homonids

    • C.

      The time period before people developed writing

    Correct Answer
    C. The time period before people developed writing
    Explanation
    Prehistory refers to the time period before the development of writing. This period is characterized by the absence of written records, making it difficult for historians to study and understand this era. Instead, researchers rely on archaeological evidence, such as artifacts and fossils, to gain insights into the lives and cultures of early humans. Therefore, the given answer accurately defines prehistory as the time before the invention of writing.

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  • 5. 

    Define Culture

    • A.

      The exchange of goods, ideas,and customs among different groups

    • B.

      Compare homonid bones and look for changes like in their posture and brain size

    • C.

      The way of life of a given people at a given time, including language, behavior,and belifs

    Correct Answer
    C. The way of life of a given people at a given time, including language, behavior,and belifs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the way of life of a given people at a given time, including language, behavior, and beliefs. This definition encompasses the various aspects of culture, such as the customs, traditions, values, and social norms that shape a particular group's way of life. It emphasizes that culture is not static but evolves over time, reflecting the unique characteristics and experiences of a specific community. This definition also highlights the significance of language, behavior, and beliefs in shaping and expressing cultural identity.

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  • 6. 

    Define Technology

    • A.

      The modern day objects that make life easier

    • B.

      The skills and knowledge used by people to make tools and do work

    • C.

      The knowledge to invent something useful in todays world

    Correct Answer
    B. The skills and knowledge used by people to make tools and do work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The skills and knowledge used by people to make tools and do work." This answer accurately defines technology as the combination of skills and knowledge that individuals possess in order to create tools and engage in various forms of work. It highlights the importance of human expertise in utilizing technology to enhance productivity and improve daily tasks.

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  • 7. 

    Define Nomad.

    • A.

      People who do not dress with their whole body covered and travel constantly

    • B.

      An object that is used to build

    • C.

      Members of a group with no fixed home,who travel constantly to find food and water

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. People who do not dress with their whole body covered and travel constantly
    C. Members of a group with no fixed home,who travel constantly to find food and water
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of the two options provided. Nomads are people who do not dress with their whole body covered and travel constantly. They are also members of a group with no fixed home, who travel constantly to find food and water. Both aspects are important in defining what a nomad is.

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  • 8. 

    Define Hominid.

    • A.

      A person or group of people who travel chasing after food

    • B.

      Member of the group that includes human beings and earlier human like creatures

    • C.

      A group of people who live in based on habital resources

    Correct Answer
    B. Member of the group that includes human beings and earlier human like creatures
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Member of the group that includes human beings and earlier human like creatures." This answer accurately defines hominid as a member of a group that includes both modern humans and earlier human-like creatures. It distinguishes hominids from other groups of people who travel for food or live based on habitat resources.

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  • 9. 

    Define domesticate.

    • A.

      To tame animals or plants to serve human needs

    • B.

      To tame an animal to serve to human needs

    • C.

      To replant a plant in a central place in order to reproduce

    Correct Answer
    A. To tame animals or plants to serve human needs
    Explanation
    The term "domesticate" refers to the act of taming animals or plants in order to meet human needs. This involves the process of training and adapting them to live in close association with humans, often for purposes such as companionship, labor, or food production. By domesticating animals or plants, humans are able to control their behavior, reproduction, and growth, ultimately utilizing them to fulfill various requirements and desires.

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  • 10. 

    Define Deity.

    • A.

      A royal eiress of a throne

    • B.

      A king or queen

    • C.

      A god or godess

    Correct Answer
    C. A god or godess
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a god or goddess." In the context of the options provided, a deity refers to a divine being, typically worshipped or revered, and is often associated with supernatural powers or qualities. It is distinct from being a royal heiress or a king/queen, as those terms pertain to human rulership and inheritance of a throne. Therefore, the most appropriate definition for deity is a god or goddess.

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  • 11. 

    Define Radiocarbon Dating

    • A.

      The way to check the amount of carbon in a radioactive artifact

    • B.

      Modern scientific method for telling the age of once-living material by measureing the amount of radioactive carbon in it

    • C.

      The way to tell if a creature from the past was married or not

    Correct Answer
    B. Modern scientific method for telling the age of once-living material by measureing the amount of radioactive carbon in it
    Explanation
    Radiocarbon dating is a modern scientific method used to determine the age of once-living material. It involves measuring the amount of radioactive carbon present in the artifact or material. This method is based on the fact that carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, undergoes decay over time. By comparing the amount of carbon-14 remaining in the sample to the known decay rate, scientists can estimate the age of the material. This technique is commonly used in archaeology, anthropology, and other fields to establish the age of fossils, artifacts, and ancient remains.

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