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WH 1.1 Foundations of Civilization Understanding our Past

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  • Q1
    Which of the following items is NOT an artifact
    A cave
    Pottery
    A tool
    Clothing
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the specific name of the study of past people and cultures through material remains?
    Artificatology
    Anthropology
    Archaeology
    Prehistory
    30s
  • Q3
    What is technology?
    Something that uses a computer chip to perform tasks
    The skills and tools people use to meet their basic needs
    Something that helps people communicate with each other
    Anything that becomes more sophisticated over time
    30s
  • Q4
    Who found the early hominid "Lucy"?
    Louis Leakey
    Donald Johanson
    George Olduval
    Mary Leakey
    30s
  • Q5
    Which of the following is NOT a part of a societies culture?
    Religion
    Art
    Age range
    Values
    30s
  • Q6
    Older artifacts are usually found
    deeper in the ground
    in the desert
    in mounds
    alongside rivers
    30s
  • Q7
    How can geologists help to determine the age of artifacts?
    By finding the age of rocks located near archaeological sites
    By finding the age of animal bones located near archaeological sites
    By counting tree rings of trees near archaeological sites
    By analyzing bloodstains found on the artifacts
    30s
  • Q8
    Why might a gorge or canyon be a good place to look for ancient artifacts or bones?
    They provide easy access to deeper older layers of earth
    They were places where ancient peoples threw away their broken tools
    They are often located where many ancient peoples lived
    They protect workers from the elements
    30s
  • Q9
    What distinguishes hominids from the other animals?
    They walk upright on two feet
    They use tools
    They communicate
    They live in social groups
    30s
  • Q10
    Who were the first hominids to learn how to use fire?
    Homo erectus
    Homo sapiens
    Homo habilis
    Australopithecines
    30s
  • Q11
    The period of time before writing was invented
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    30s
  • Q12
    A person who studies how people lived in the past
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    30s
  • Q13
    The way of life of a society, which is handed down from one generation to the next by learning and experience
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    30s
  • Q14
    The skills and tools people use to meet their basic needs
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    30s

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