Which of the following happened approximately 140,000 years ago?
a) homo sapiens first migrated out of Africa
b) homo sapiens migrated into the Americas
c) homo sapiens had their first contact with the Neanderthals.
d) homo sapiens faced extinction due to a mega drought.
d) homo sapiens faced extinction due to a mega drought. Edit
Which of the following was not a skill homo sapiens developed between 70 - 100,000 years ago?
a) they learned how to hunt large animals
b) they learned how to collect shellfish from the ocean
c) they worked out the phases of the moon
d) they learned how to express themselves with decorative designs.
a) they learned how to hunt large animals Edit
Which of the following was eventually a common practice of the settlers in India?
a) Rituals dedicated to the fire god and to the fertility goddess.
b) A religion that focused on belief in one god.
c) The use in hunting of the Clovis spear point
d) Interbreeding with the Neanderthal people who were already there.
a) Rituals dedicated to the fire god and to the fertility goddess. Edit
The scientific process which involves taking samples of DNA has played an important part in which of the following?
a) establishing when a land bridge may have connected Asia and Australia.
b) dating the time period of the last Ice Age
c) dating a Clovis point by testing the bones of the mammoth it was used to kill.
d) making a connection between modern families in India and the first migrations from Africa.
d) making a connection between modern families in India and the first migrations from Africa. Edit
Of the following factors affecting migration, some are "push" factors, some are "pull factors" and some could be either one or the other, depending on circumstances. Which of them is most likely to be simply a "push" factor?
a) climate b) employment c) persecution d) cultural life
c) persecution Edit
Homo sapiens first migrated into the Americas at which of the following times?
a) towards the end of the last great Ice Age
b) at the very beginning of the last great Ice Age.
c) at the time people first developed agriculture.
d) when the earth's land was all connected in a Super Continent.
b) at the very beginning of the last great Ice Age. Edit
Which of the following is the only accurate statement about the location of a major group of ancient Indo-European people?
a) the Hittites who settled in modern day Turkey
b) the Medes who settled in modern day Spain
c) the Celts who settled in modern day India
d) the Aryans who settled in modern day Iran.
a) the Hittites who settled in modern day Turkey Edit
Three of the following statements about Sanskrit are true. Which one is false?
a) it was the ancient language of the Indo-Aryans
b) its sacred literature was passed down by families of Brahmin priests.
c) it is part of the Indo-European family of languages
d) it is still spoken today in many countries of Europe and Asia.
When the Bantu migrated through Africa they would have travelled through three of these places, but not the fourth. Which is the one they would not have travelled through?
a) The Sahara Desert b) The South African Savannah
c) The Central African Rain Forest d) The East African Lakes including Lake Victoria.
The Sahara Desert Edit
Which of the following is a true statement about the traditional religion of the Bantu people?
a) They believed in many gods in a similar way to the Indo-Aryans.
b) They prayed directly to their god Nyamba in the same way as Christians, Jews, and Muslims pray.
c) Their creator god Nyamba can only be contacted by the spirits of their ancestors.
d) They performed regular acts of human and animal sacrifice.
c) Their creator god Nyamba can only be contacted by the spirits of their ancestors. Edit