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The Evolution of Humans

written by: DieZel
 
Life on Earth came into existence about 3.8 billion years ago, but bipedalism -- the ability to walk on two legs -- evolved just over 4 million years ago. Take this quiz and follow the mysterious path of our kind.

Question 1:


Australopithecus were early hominids that differed in many ways from modern-day humans -- they were short, and their brain-case was much smaller. In 1924, Raymond Dart found the first remains of an Australopithecus on this continent.
Europe
Africa
Australia
Asia

Question 2:


The most complete Australopithecus skeleton, dubbed Lucy, was found in 1974. She was 1.10m (3' 7'') tall and weighed about 30kg (66lbs). Anthropologists named the skeleton after this Lucy.
Lucy from The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Lucille Ball from the TV show "I Love Lucy"
Actress Lucy Liu
Lucy of Lucy Clothing Manufacturers

Question 3:


Ancient footsteps found in Tanzania prove that there were bipedal hominids as early as 3.8 million years ago.
False
True

Question 4:


Although the Australopithecus were much more intelligent and sophisticated than other animals at that time, they were still closer to monkeys than humans. Later, a new genus developed -- the Homo genus. The first Homo genus specie diverged from the Australopithecus and was called this.
Homo sapiens
Homo neanderthalensis
Homo habilis
Homo erectus

Question 5:


There is evidence that Sinanthropus pekinensis used tools and was able to light a fire. Unfortunately, the teeth of the Sinanthropus are still considered medicine and are sold in some pharmacies in its home country.
Japan
China
Zimbabwe
France

Question 6:


There are theories that Neanderthals actually buried their dead.
True
False

Question 7:

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This specie diverged from the Homo Erectus and is the common ancestor of both Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon man; its brain-case was almost the size of a modern human, and it was able to used advanced tools, and even rudimentary language.
Homo ergaster
Paranthropus boisei
Homo heidelbergensis
Homo floresiensis


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Question 8:


About 230,000 years ago one highly sophisticated and relatively intelligent specie of the Homo genus appeared; homo Neanderthalus was very well adapted to cold - it was short and muscular (many modern day heavy-weight champions would envy an average Neanderthal) and had a large nose. In 1983 the hyoid bone of a Neanderthal was found and that raised many disputes. What did this tiny bone prove?
That Neanderthals probably had sophisticated language
That they were vegetarians
That Neanderthals were cannibals
That they were possibly more intelligent than modern people

Question 9:


Neanderthals are the ancestors of modern-day humans.
False
True

Question 10:

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Cro-Magnons were creators of cave paintings, carvings and huts . They first appeared about 35,000 years ago and lived until 10,000 years ago. The first calendar, which dates to 32,000 BC, is believed to be their creation. Cro-Magnons lived on this continent.
Africa
South America
Europe
Australia


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