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Anthropology 101

written by: omseti
 
This is a multiple choice quiz concerning some of the basics of anthropology including some notable originators of the science and some basic vocabulary.

Question 1:


Cultural anthropology was one of the two classical divisions of anthropology. What was the other one?
Variated Anthropology
Urban Anthropology
Social Anthropology
Physical Anthropology

Question 2:


What does the Greek prefix "anthro" refer to?
Mankind
Sameness
study of
Science

Question 3:


What does the Latin prefix "homo" refer to?
Science
Study of
Mankind
Sameness

Question 4:


What does the prefix "pithe" refer to?
Human
Mammal
Ape
Invertebrate

Question 5:


Who is considered to be the father of anthropology?
Robert Bloom
Louis Leakey
Eugene Dubois
Franz Boas

Question 6:


What does "australo" mean?
The Australian Outback
Australia
South
South Africa

Question 7:


What does the suffix "lith" refer to (as in Neolithic Age)?
Early tools
Iron
Stone
Copper

Question 8:


What is the meaning of the prefix "paleo" (as in the Paleolithic Age)?
New
Modern
Meso
Old

Question 9:


What does the term "Homo erectus" mean?
a man who is able to stand upright
a man who can make tools
a hominid
a creature that has the ability to reason

Question 10:


What is the subject of study of paleoanthropology?
the earliest human discoveries and accomplishments
older people
ancient human fossils
old cultures and societies

Question 11:


In 1924, Raymond Dart discovered a fossil which he called "Australopithecanthropus africanis. " What is the meaning of the name?
None of these
The old man from Australia
The ape man from southern Africa
The man from the Mesolithic Age

Question 12:


Who found and named the first Homo Erectus in 1891?
Eugene Dubois
David Johannson
Franz Boas
Louis and Mary Leakey

Question 13:


Which fossil was proved to be a hoax?
Piltdown Man
Kennewick Man
Cro-Magnon Man
Neanderthal Man

Question 14:


The earliest known European example of Homo sapiens was discovered in 1868 and was given what name?
Austrlopithecus
Cro Magnon Man
Peking Man
Neaanderthal Man

Question 15:


The Peking Man is an example of what species of the genus Homo?
Homo sapiens
Homo erectus
Homo habilis
Pithecanthropus

 


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