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The Prehistoric Ages

For roughly 2.5 million years, humans lived on Earth without leaving a written record of their lives.
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1. Archaeologists traditionally divide prehistory into three main periods, named after the main technologies used at the time. What age came the last?
Iron Age
Stone Age
Bronze Age
Golden Age
2. What is the oldest race in human lineage?
Homo habilis
Homo erectus
Homo sapiens
Australopithecus
3. The first evidence of Homo sapiens, modern humans, is from which continent?
Africa
Asia
Australia
South America
4. Homo sapiens neanderthals were named after the Neander valley, where their remains were found. In which country is that valley?
Ethiopia
Germany
Tanzania
France
5. Cro-Magnons were the first early modern humans to settle in Europe. Where were their remains found?
Spain
France
Italy
Croatia
6. What is the name of Venus figurine estimated to have been made in 30,000 BCE?
Venus of Willendorf
Venus of Monruz
Venus of Milo
Venus of Brassempouy
7. What is the name of the most famous Australopithecus, a fossilized skeleton from Ethiopia dated to 3.2 million years ago?
Jane
Lucy
Maria
Eva
8. Which of the following Stone Age subgroups is most closely associated with human agricultural development?
Paleolithic
Neolithic
Epipalaeolithic
Mesolithic
9. On which island Dutch physician Eugene Dubois located the first examples of what he called 'Pithecanthropus erectus', also known as Homo erectus in 1891?
Java
Cuba
Borneo
Madagascar
10. What was the Neolithic Age?
Old Stone Age
New Stone Age
Middle Stone Age
11. Who came up with the theory of human evolution?
Richard Dawkins
Charles Darwin
Louis Pasteur
Gregor Mendel
12. Around what year the prehistoric period comes to an end?
5000 B.C.
10000 B.C.
100 B.C.
3000 B.C.
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