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The Peopling of the World (Print Quiz)

1.

The earliest hominids emerged about

 

(A)

3.6 million years ago

 

(B)

2.3 million years ago

 

(C)

1.6 million years ago

 

(D)

30,000 B.C.

  

2.

The invention of tools, mastery over fire, and the development of language all occurred in the

 

(A)

Neolithic Age

 

(B)

Stone Age

 

(C)

Ice Age

 

(D)

Paleolithic Age

  

3.

Nomadic groups who obtain food by hunting animals and collecting plants are called

 

(A)

hominids

 

(B)

hunter-gatherers

 

(C)

slash-and-burn farmers

 

(D)

artisans

  

4.

Civilization developed largely as a result of

 

(A)

the agricultural revolution

 

(B)

religious beliefs

 

(C)

the domestication of animals

 

(D)

government and other institutions

  

5.

As the population of farming villages increased, early societies became more

 

(A)

war-like

 

(B)

crowded

 

(C)

complex

 

(D)

religious

  
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