What Do You Know About The Stone Age And Cave Paintings?

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What Do You Know About The Stone Age And Cave Paintings? - Quiz

Test your knowledge about basic facts of the stone age!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was the Stone Age?

    • A.

      About 1 million years age

    • B.

      About 2 1/2 million years ago

    • C.

      About 7 million years ago

    • D.

      About 1 billion years ago

    Correct Answer
    B. About 2 1/2 million years ago
    Explanation
    The Stone Age is believed to have started about 2 1/2 million years ago. This era is characterized by the use of stone tools by early humans. The Stone Age is divided into three periods: the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic. During this time, humans relied on hunting, gathering, and eventually agriculture for survival. The development of stone tools and the ability to control fire were significant advancements during the Stone Age. The era ended with the advent of metalworking technologies.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of stone(s) were used to make cutting tools and weapons?

    • A.

      Sandstone and salt

    • B.

      Limestone

    • C.

      Granit

    • D.

      Flint and chert

    Correct Answer
    D. Flint and chert
    Explanation
    Flint and chert were used to make cutting tools and weapons because they are hard and durable stones that can be easily chipped and shaped into sharp edges. These stones have a conchoidal fracture, which means they break in a way that produces sharp, jagged edges. This made them ideal for creating tools and weapons that could be used for cutting, scraping, and piercing. Additionally, flint and chert were readily available in many regions, making them a common choice for early humans to use in their tool-making activities.

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  • 3. 

    True or False: The humans of the stone age ate both plants and animals.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Stone Age, humans were hunter-gatherers, which means they obtained their food by hunting animals and gathering plants. They relied on both plants and animals as sources of nutrition for their survival. Therefore, it can be concluded that the humans of the Stone Age ate both plants and animals, making the statement "True" correct.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of food did the stone age people eat very little of?

    • A.

      Meats

    • B.

      Roots

    • C.

      Leaves

    • D.

      Dairy products

    Correct Answer
    D. Dairy products
    Explanation
    Stone Age people ate very little dairy products because they were primarily hunter-gatherers and did not domesticate animals for milk. They relied on hunting and gathering for their food, consuming mainly meats from animals they hunted, as well as roots and leaves from plants. Dairy products, such as milk and cheese, require domestication of animals like cows, goats, or sheep, which did not occur until much later in human history. Therefore, dairy products were not a significant part of the Stone Age diet.

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  • 5. 

    Did humans and dinosaures ever live together?

    • A.

      Yes, just like the Flintstones!!

    • B.

      No!!!

    Correct Answer
    B. No!!!
    Explanation
    The answer is "No!!!" because humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. Dinosaurs went extinct around 65 million years ago, while humans evolved much later. The Flintstones, a fictional animated TV show, portrays humans living alongside dinosaurs for comedic purposes, but it is not based on historical or scientific accuracy.

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  • 6. 

    What kind of cave paintings have been found all over the world?

    • A.

      Animal paintings

    • B.

      Pictures of humans

    • C.

      Alien paintings

    Correct Answer
    A. Animal paintings
    Explanation
    Cave paintings found all over the world typically depict animals. These ancient artworks provide valuable insights into the lives and beliefs of early human societies. They often feature a variety of animals, such as horses, bison, deer, and mammoths, and are believed to have served various purposes, including religious or ceremonial significance, storytelling, and hunting rituals. These animal paintings showcase the close relationship between early humans and the natural world, giving us a glimpse into their cultural practices and artistic expressions.

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