Exam_1 - Anthropology 160, Reconstructing Lost...

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Anthropology 160, Reconstructing Lost Civilizations: Exam #1 Read each question carefully and fill-in the letter of the best answer on your scantron. Please turn in these questions and your scantron when you are done. 1. __________________________ is defined as the scientific study of human cultural and biological variation and evolution. a. Sociology b. Anthropology c. Psychology d. Geology e. Biology 2. How can evidence for diet be found in human skeletal remains? a. Chemical signature of the bones b. Microwear of the teeth c. Dental caries d. All of the above e. None of the above 3. The hypothesis that all modern humans descended from a single African lineage a. Is generally supported by Neanderthal DNA evidence b. Is supported by the finding of the oldest known Homo sapiens in Africa c. Is supported by transition fossils indicating interbreeding between species d. Is definitely the only possible way humans evolved e. Both A and B are correct 4. According to Popper, and our class discussion, what is the key to defining science? a. Falsifiability b. Faith c. Ability to prove a theory d. Complex explanations e. Skepticism 5. __________________________ is defined as the study of what we know and how we know it. a. Epistemology b. Epidemiology c. Anthropology d. Occam’s razor e. Parsimony 6. Which of the following is NOT one of the main subfields of anthropology? a. Cultural b. Archaeology c. Linguistics d. Biological e. Psychology 7. What distinguishes prehistory from history? a. The presence of agriculture b. History began at the end of the last Ice Age c. The presence of a government d. The presence of a writing system e. History began in the Upper Paleolithic with the expansion of modern humans into Europe 1
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8. Which theory postulates that you can infer past behavior by looking at material culture and use modern ethnographies to help in the interpretation of archaeological sites? a. Experimental archaeology theory b. Middle artifact theory c. Middle Range theory d. Wide range theory e. The theory of superposition 9. __________________________ is a testable statement that potentially explains specific phenomena observed in the natural world. a. Theory b. Law c. Parsimony d. Occam’s razor e. Hypothesis 10. According to the Complete Replacement Model (Out of Africa), the evolutionary transition from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens a. Occurred in several regions of the Old World simultaneously b. Occurred in Europe first c. Only occurred in Africa d. Began about 10,000 years ago in Indonesia e. Began about 100,000 years ago in Asia 11. __________________________ is defined as a set of learned behaviors shared by a group of people based on their common past. a.
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