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  • 1. 

    Which of the following was on earth first? 

    • A.

      Lucy

    • B.

      Selam

    • C.

      Dr. Alemseged

    • D.

      Addis Ababa

    Correct Answer
    B. Selam
    Explanation
    Selam was on Earth first because Selam is the fossilized remains of a 3.3 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis child. Lucy, on the other hand, is the fossilized remains of an adult Australopithecus afarensis, who lived around 3.2 million years ago. Dr. Alemseged and Addis Ababa are not relevant to the question and do not provide any information about who was on Earth first.

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  • 2. 

    The first thing fossil hunters saw when they discovered Baby Lucy was a...? 

    • A.

      Hand

    • B.

      Finger

    • C.

      Face

    • D.

      Toe

    Correct Answer
    C. Face
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "face" because the question is asking what the first thing fossil hunters saw when they discovered Baby Lucy was. Since the face is the most prominent and recognizable feature of a human, it is likely to be the first thing that caught their attention.

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  • 3. 

    Look at the time line on page 47. Which discovery was made in 1959? 

    • A.

      Footprints were discovered in Tanzania

    • B.

      Lucy was discovered in Ethiopia

    • C.

      Salem was discovered in Ethiopia

    • D.

      Nutcracker Man was discovered Tanzania

    Correct Answer
    D. Nutcracker Man was discovered Tanzania
    Explanation
    In the given options, the correct answer is "Nutcracker Man was discovered in Tanzania." This is because the question asks about a discovery made in 1959, and out of the given options, the only discovery that matches this criteria is the discovery of Nutcracker Man in Tanzania.

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  • 4. 

    The word laboratory comes from the root word labor. In the last paragraph on page 4, the word laboratory means a -- 

    • A.

      Person who looks for fossils

    • B.

      Place where scientists work

    • C.

      Perspon who studies history

    • D.

      Place where newborn babies sleep

    Correct Answer
    B. Place where scientists work
    Explanation
    The word laboratory is derived from the root word labor, which refers to work. In the context of the last paragraph on page 4, the word laboratory is used to mean a place where scientists work.

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  • 5. 

        "Early Man in America" Which event belongs on the empty bullet in this list of sequential events ?  
    • Two college students find a skull near Kennewick, Washington
    • .
    • Different groups disagree over what should be done with the skeleton
    • In 2005, scientists study Kennewick Man for ten days.
     

    • A.

      Scientists determine that Kennewick Man was about 38 years old.

    • B.

      More bones are found, and the skeleton is called Kennewick Man.

    • C.

      Native American groups claim the bones and want to bury them.

    • D.

      Scientists discover that the skeleton suffered a spear jab to the hip.

    Correct Answer
    B. More bones are found, and the skeleton is called Kennewick Man.
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the event that belongs on the empty bullet in the list of sequential events is "More bones are found, and the skeleton is called Kennewick Man." This event follows the discovery of the skull by two college students near Kennewick, Washington and precedes the disagreement between different groups over what should be done with the skeleton.

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  • 6. 

    According to the article, which place was settled by humans first? 

    • A.

      Clovis, New Mexico

    • B.

      Daisy Cave, California

    • C.

      Kennewick, Washington

    • D.

      Monte Verde, Chile

    Correct Answer
    D. Monte Verde, Chile
    Explanation
    Monte Verde, Chile is believed to be the place settled by humans first, according to the article.

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  • 7. 

     Look at the time line on page 51. What event in 2004 led to learning more about Kennewick Man?

    • A.

      More bones were discovered in Washington.

    • B.

      Scientists filed a lawsuit to allow further study of Kennewick Man.

    • C.

      The U.S Appeals court ruled in favor of the scientists.

    • D.

      Tests showed that Kennewick Man's remains were over 9,000 years old.

    Correct Answer
    C. The U.S Appeals court ruled in favor of the scientists.
    Explanation
    In 2004, the U.S Appeals court ruling in favor of the scientists led to learning more about Kennewick Man. This suggests that prior to this event, there were legal restrictions or obstacles preventing further study of Kennewick Man. The court ruling likely allowed the scientists to conduct further research and analysis on Kennewick Man's remains, leading to new discoveries and insights.

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  • 8. 

    On page 51, the word prehistoric comes from a root word that means--   

    • A.

      Knowledge of learning

    • B.

      People

    • C.

      Family or community

    • D.

      Government

    Correct Answer
    A. Knowledge of learning
    Explanation
    The word "prehistoric" refers to a time period before recorded history, when there was no written language or documentation. The root word "pre-" means "before" and "historic" refers to history. Therefore, the word "prehistoric" can be understood to mean "before the knowledge of learning" or "before the existence of written records."

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  • 9. 

    "Archaeological Sites in Peru" Look at the map on page 52. What is the oldest city in Americas? 

    • A.

      Kuelap Fortress

    • B.

      Caral

    • C.

      Machu Picchu

    • D.

      Puruchuco

    Correct Answer
    B. Caral
    Explanation
    Caral is the oldest city in the Americas. This can be inferred from the information given in the question, which asks for the oldest city in the Americas. The other options, Kuelap Fortress, Machu Picchu, and Puruchuco, are not mentioned as being the oldest city, so they can be ruled out as correct answers.

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  • 10. 

    The ancient city located just west of Cuzco is called--

    • A.

      Machu Picchu

    • B.

      Titicaca

    • C.

      Nazca

    • D.

      Lima

    Correct Answer
    A. Machu Picchu
    Explanation
    Machu Picchu is the correct answer because it is an ancient city located just west of Cuzco. It is a well-known archaeological site in Peru and is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is known for its impressive stone structures and its stunning location on a mountain ridge. It was built by the Incas in the 15th century and abandoned a century later. Today, it attracts thousands of tourists who are interested in exploring its rich history and experiencing its breathtaking views.

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  • 11. 

    What did archaeologists find at Puruchuco? 

    • A.

      An Inca fortress

    • B.

      Line drawings

    • C.

      Inca mummies

    • D.

      Gold pieces

    Correct Answer
    C. Inca mummies
    Explanation
    Archaeologists found Inca mummies at Puruchuco. This suggests that Puruchuco was a burial site for the Inca civilization. The discovery of mummies can provide valuable insights into the burial practices, beliefs, and social structure of the Inca people.

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