World History 1 28 - 2.4 Review Questions

Which human species is likely the earliest member of the genus Homo?
Homo habilis
Homo sapiens
Homo erectus
Homo neanderthalensis
What was one of the consequences of the digestive organs moving lower and into a smaller space when members of the Homo genus began walking upright?
It led them to adopt foods that were easier to digest.
It led them to build shelters.
It led them to seek protection in trees.
It led them to migrate to warmer environments.
Which statement best describes the multiregional evolution model?
Modern humans evolved in many places in a piecemeal fashion.
Fully evolved modern humans left Africa about 100,000 years ago.
All modern humans evolved from a population of Homo erectus in Asia.
Fully evolved modern humans descended directly from Australopithecus.
How did migrating modern humans reach Australia?
They took rafts over open water.
They walked on exposed land.
They walked over frozen ice sheets.
They built crude bridges between islands.
Which phrase best describes Acheulean tools?
hand-axes made by careful chipping of stones
stone blades attached to handles
stone spearheads attached to wooden shafts
stone cores with a sharp edge for cutting
Human migration to which area was made possible by lower sea levels during the last ice age?
North America
The Near East
Why were small groups of humans better suited to survival in the Paleolithic Age?
It was hard to feed larger groups of people.
Large groups were more likely to settle.
Small groups created more sophisticated tools.
Small groups tended to get along better than larger ones.
Where have archaeologists uncovered evidence of Paleolithic shelters made of mammoth bones?
eastern Europe
South America
eastern Africa
Which hunter-gatherer group still living today tends to experience problems from having larger populations of women than men?
What was an advantage of adopting agriculture?
a more reliable food supply
greater mobility
greater food variety
more leisure time
In which location did the Neolithic Revolution take place first?
the Fertile Crescent
North America
sub-Saharan Africa
What Neolithic settlements were the first to develop rice agriculture?
those in the Yangtze River valley
those in the Danube River valley
those in the Fertile Crescent
those in northeastern Mexico
Which region independently began cultivating maize about six thousand years ago?
central Mexico
the Yangtze River region
the Andean region
sub-Saharan Africa
What tasks were commonly done by men in agricultural communities?
plowing fields
preparing food
making pottery
weaving cloth

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 1: to 1500 textbook by Openstax