ANTA01 Introduction to Anthropology
Final Exam test questions
Part I: MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS.
1. The most common themes in European Upper Paleolithic cave art are:
B. female figurines
D. natural objects, like mountains
2. The Pleistocene was a period of time during which the Earth experienced:
A. an Ice Age
B. more violent volcanic activity than ever before
C. a collision with an asteroid that caused massive extinction on a worldwide scale
D. periods of prolonged colder temperature, interspersed with periods of warmer
3. The Acheulian hand axe was:
A. a revolution in technology when compared to Oldowan tools
B. just a larger version of the Oldowan chopping tool
C. more sophisticated than, but clearly evolved from, the Oldowan tools,
specifically, chopping tools
D. used to make Oldowan choppers
4. Which is NOT true of the bodies of the Neandertals compared to modern humans?
A. They were relatively taller than modern humans.
B. They had proportionately short lower arms and lower legs.
C. They had large, heavy muscles.
D. They had very robust bones.
5. The tool culture associated with the Neandertals is called:
6. Fossils with fully modern human traits first appear:
A. 1 million years ago
B. 500,000 years ago
C. 300,000 years ago
D. 200,000 years ago 7. The earliest fossils with anatomically modern human traits are found in:
C. Southwest Asia
D. Southeast Asia
8. Early mtDNA studies placed the origin of modern humans at about:
A. 5 million years
B. 1 million years
C. 500,000 years
D. 200,000 years
9. The perforated mollusk shells found at Blombos Cave are interpreted as having
A. dietary remains
B. washed into the cave when sea level was elevated during the last
interglacial of the Pleistocene
C. items of personal adornment as part of a necklace
D. sacrificed to the Mollusk God
10.The first hominids in the New World ie North America:
A. were anatomically modern
B. closely resembled Homo erectus from Java
C. closely resembled archaic Homo sapiens from Europe
D. were not the ancestors of modern Indians
11.A major component of the subsistence base of the Paleo-Indians living in North