History Subject Questions

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  • List the five early humans in chronological order
    • Answer:
    • Australopithecus
    • Homo Habilis
    • Homo Erectus
    • Neanderthal
    • Cro-Magnon
  • Which early human was the first to practice religion?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon
  • Who began using fire first?
    • Answer: Homo Habilis began using fire first only from fires that were started from natural disasters. Fire was used for protection, to keep warm, and to cook food.
  • Who learned how to make and control fire?
    • Answer: Homo Erectus
  • Name 3 reasons why fire was a useful tool to both early humans and ourselves.
    • Answer: Protection, keep warm, to cook
  • Who were the first early humans to create and use tools?
    • Answer: Homo Habilis
  • Why didn՚t Neandertal take care of the elderly as many of us do today?
    • Answer: The elderly did not have a good chance of survival; many did not live to see their 40th b-day
  • “Lucy” is the fossilized remains of what early human?
    • Answer: Australopithecus
  • What early human was nick-named ″ handy man?
    • Answer: Homo Habilis
  • What nickname did we give Australopithecus?
    • Answer: “Southern Ape”
  • Which early human was the first to ceremonially bury their dead?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon
  • What early human first used language?
    • Answer: Neandertal
  • Which early human made beautiful carvings from bone?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon
  • Which early human lived entirely during the ice age?
    • Answer: Neandertals
  • What continent was the first early human discovered on?
    • Answer: Africa
  • What is the name of the oldest Australopithecine skeleton?
    • Answer: Lucy
  • What type of shelter did Cro-Magnon live in?
    • Answer: caves and huts
  • Why was Neanderthal՚s body size crucial to their survival?
    • Answer: Short, heavy bodies due to cold- less surface area to keep warm; their bones were bigger due to constant exercise
  • List two tools the first early human used:
    • Answer: (Australopithecus)
    • Hands
    • Sticks/rocks
  • List two different tools the second early human used including the use and material
    • Answer: (Homo Habilis)
    • hand axes/stone, bone/cutting, chopping
    • stone flakes/stone/cutting meat or wood; scraping off hide
  • List two different tools the third early human used including the use and material
    • Answer: (Homo Erectus)
    • fire- keep warm (able to live in any climate)
    • sharpened flakes/rock, stone/cutting meat or wood; scraping off hide
  • List two different tools the fourth early human used including the use and material
    • Answer: (Neandertal)
    • sharp flint/sliced through animal skin
    • hand axes/stone, wood/crush bones and cut wood
    • triangular points/used like knives spears- hunting
  • List five different tools the last early human used including the use and material
    • harpoons- kill fish when meat was not plentiful
    • needles/bone/make clothes
    • flint
    • pierced seashells
    • antlers
  • What was “Lucy” named after?
    • Answer: Beatles song “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”
  • Which early human was anatomically identical to us, Homo sapien sapien?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon
  • Where did the Australopithecus live?
    • Answer: Eastern Africa
  • Which early human lived 35,000 – 10,000 years ago?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon
  • How tall were the Australopithecus?
    • Answer: 3 - 4 ft tall
  • Which early human made cave paintings?
    • Answer: Neandertal
  • What was the Australopithecus՚ diet?
    • Answer: vegetarians
  • Name 5 traditions and discoveries that Cro Magnon made that Modern Humans still use today.
    • Answer:
    • Make musical instruments
    • Make woven clothing
    • Buried their dead the way we do
    • Paint, engrave, sculpt, make shell jewelry
  • What was the Australopithecine՚s shelter?
    • Answer: Rock overhangs, trees, tall grass
  • Why didn՚t the first or second early human live in caves?
    • Answer: Dangerous animals lived in the caves and they did not have the tools to kill them
  • Which early human had huts, constructed of rocks, clay, bones, branches, and animal hide/fur?
    • Answer: Cro-magnon
  • Which early human stole caves from Neanderthal?
    • Answer: Cro- magnon
  • What four ways did the Homo habilis communicate?
    • Answer: Body language, touch, grunt, facial expressions
  • How did the Homo habilis get a fire going and keep it contained?
    • Answer: Used fire caused from natural disasters
  • What does Homo habilis mean?
    • Answer: “Handy Man”
  • Which 3 early humans lived during some or most of the ice age?
    • Answer: Homo Erectus, Neandertal, Cro-Magnon
  • Who were the only early humans to make and wear jewelry?
    • Answer: Cro- magnon
  • What stone did the Homo erectus use to make fire?
    • Answer: Flint
  • What was the first Early Human to cook their food?
    • Answer: Homo Erectus
  • Was the Homo erectus carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores?
    • Answer: omnivores
  • Who was the first to migrate out of Africa?
    • Answer: Homo Erectus
  • Which early human killed off the Neanderthal?
    • Answer: Cro- magnon
  • Did the Homo erectus have the ability to live in caves? Why or why not?
    • Answer: Yes, since they had tools used to kill the animals living in them
  • Which early human created the first calendar?
    • Answer: Cro-magnon
  • What did the Homo erectus use fire for?
    • Answer: Cooking, protection, keeping warm
  • What is Homo Erectus mean?
    • Answer: “Upright man”
  • What type of shelter did the Neandertals՚ live in?
    • Answer: caves
  • What was the Cro-Magnon՚s main shelter? What other type of shelter did they use?
    • Answer: Main shelter- caves; other shelter- huts
  • What made the Neandertals different from other early humans?
    • Answer: First to use language; lived throughout the ice-age
  • What did the Neandertals՚ need to survive at night?
    • Answer: Fire, clothing, caves
  • 4/5 Neandertals ′ didn ′ t see what?
    • Answer: Their 40th birthday
  • What type of human are you?
    • Answer: Homo Sapiens Sapiens
  • Which early human didn՚t make tools?
    • Answer: Australopithecus
  • Which early human was the smartest? How do you know?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon; they started many of the traditions we still use today
  • Where did the Cro-Magnon live?
    • Answer: in caves or huts in France; bones found all over Europe
  • Which early human was the first to wear clothes? Why?
    • Answer: Neandertal՚s because it was cold
  • Which early human knew how to make woven clothing?
    • Answer: Cro- Magnon
  • Which early human was the first migrate out of the original continent? Which continents did they migrate to?
    • Answer: Homo Erectus migrated to Asia and Europe
  • Why was Neanderthal՚s nose so big?
    • Answer: The large nose created a lot of mucous which kept the nose from freezing
  • Name at least 10 Cro-Magnon firsts.
    • Answer:
    • Wore woven clothing
    • Listened to music
    • Made musical instruments
    • Decorated their bodies with jewelry
    • Carved and sculpted with bone
    • Made colored paintings
    • Made musical instruments
    • Made clay figurines
    • Made shell jewelry
    • Decorated tools, beads, ivory carvings
  • Describe how the shelter changed from the first early human to the last. Include what the shelters were like and why they changed.
    • Answer: Shelter began with Australopithecus using trees and tall grass. Then over time early humans became more intelligent and were able to use caves like Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, and Cro-magnon who could make fire, and had better tools.

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