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This is a multiple choice quiz concerning some of the basics of anthropology including some notable originators of the science and some basic vocabulary.
Cultural anthropology was one of the two classical divisions of anthropology. What was the other one?
What does the Greek prefix "anthro" refer to?
What does the Latin prefix "homo" refer to?
What does the prefix "pithe" refer to?
Who is considered to be the father of anthropology?
What does "australo" mean?
The Australian Outback
What does the suffix "lith" refer to (as in Neolithic Age)?
What is the meaning of the prefix "paleo" (as in the Paleolithic Age)?
What does the term "Homo erectus" mean?
a man who is able to stand upright
a man who can make tools
a creature that has the ability to reason
What is the subject of study of paleoanthropology?
the earliest human discoveries and accomplishments
ancient human fossils
old cultures and societies
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
Who found and named the first Homo Erectus in 1891?
Louis and Mary Leakey
Which fossil was proved to be a hoax?
The earliest known European example of Homo sapiens was discovered in 1868 and was given what name?
Cro Magnon Man
The Peking Man is an example of what species of the genus Homo?
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