C-1_Quiz - C-1 Quiz C-1 Quiz Student: _ 1. The earth came...

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C-1 Quiz C-1 Quiz Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. The earth came into existence around A. Five hundred million years ago B. One billion years ago C. Four to five billion years ago D. Ten billion years ago E. Twenty-seven billion years ago 2. The term prehistory refers to the period before A. Writing B. The first hominid C. The appearance of homo sapiens D. 1000 B.C.E E. The work of the Greek historian Herodotus 3. From the period four million to one million years ago, which of the following flourished in east Africa? A. Homo sapiens sapiens B. Homo erectus C. Neandertal D. Homo sapiens E. Australopithecus 4. Which of the following statements about Australopithecus is not true? A. They produced cleavers and hand axes B. They traveled deliberately over distances as far as fifteen kilometers C. They walked on two legs, thus freeing their arms to work independently D. They produced choppers and scrapers E. They were hominids
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5. The most important development of Homo erectus was A. Fire B. Stone tools C. Walking upright on two legs D. Language skills E. Writing 6. Which of the following statements is not true of Homo erectus ? A. They knew how to control fire B. They developed language skills that enabled them to communicate complex ideas C. They had brains roughly the same size as those of modern humans D. They produced cleavers and hand axes E. They walked upright on two legs 7. Homo sapiens evolved A. One million years ago B. Five hundred thousand years ago C. One hundred thousand years ago D. Two hundred thousand years ago E. Forty thousand years ago 8. Homo sapiens had appeared in almost all the habitable regions of the world by around ____ years ago. A. 250,000 B. 100,000 C. 50,000 D. 15,000 E. 5,000 9. Homo sapiens used superior knowledge, sophisticated tools, and language to A. Build cities B. Exploit the natural world more efficiently than any other species C. Establish complex social and political institutions D. Make tools and fire E. Communicate limited ideas to each other
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10. Which of the following statements is true of the inhabitants of the Paleolithic Age? A. They had mastered writing B. They domesticated animals C. They were hunters and gatherers D. They had discovered agriculture E. They had mastered working with iron 11. Most scholars believe that, during the Paleolithic Age, social organization was characterized by A. A rough social equality B. A ruling priestly class C. A dominant class based on the private ownership of land D. A ruling merchant class E. A dominant matriarchal structure 12. Many scholars believe that during the Paleolithic Age the relationship between the sexes was marked by A. A female-dominated society based on the importance of gathering edible plants B. General social equality C. A male-dominated society based on the preeminence of hunting D. A male-dominated society based on sheer physical strength E. A male-dominated society based on the central role of the male sun god
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Benjamin during the Spring '11 term at Ohlone.

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