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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 sapiens
Australopithecus
Homo habilis
Homo erectus
3. The first evidence of Homo sapiens, modern humans, is from which continent?
Asia
Africa
South America
Australia
4. Homo sapiens neanderthals were named after the Neander valley, where their remains were found. In which country is that valley?
Germany
France
Ethiopia
Tanzania
5. Cro-Magnons were the first early modern humans to settle in Europe. Where were their remains found?
Italy
Croatia
Spain
France
6. What is the name of Venus figurine estimated to have been made in 30,000 BCE?
Venus of Monruz
Venus of Willendorf
Venus of Brassempouy
Venus of Milo
7. What is the name of the most famous Australopithecus, a fossilized skeleton from Ethiopia dated to 3.2 million years ago?
Jane
Maria
Eva
Lucy
8. Which of the following Stone Age subgroups is most closely associated with human agricultural development?
Paleolithic
Neolithic
Mesolithic
Epipalaeolithic
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?
Cuba
Java
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?
Louis Pasteur
Charles Darwin
Gregor Mendel
Richard Dawkins
12. Around what year the prehistoric period comes to an end?
5000 B.C.
3000 B.C.
100 B.C.
10000 B.C.
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