Geography Final Old Quiz
|To what species do we modern humans belong?||Homo Sapiens|
|Approximately how long ago did our species evolve?||200,000 years ago|
| 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.|
| 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|
|Evidence of the advancements made by homo sapiens around 70 - 80,000 years ago has been found where?||On the western coastline of South Africa|
|Once homo sapiens left Africa some of them settled in southern India because ...||The region was extremely fertile in wild fruits and vegetables.|
|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.|
|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.|
|What is best figure to provide the time period between the arrival of homo sapiens in Australia and their contact with the people who now make up the vast majority of Australia's population?||50,000 years|
|The destructive impact of homo sapiens on the earth's large mammals was most noticeable in ...||Australia and America|
| 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
|The word megafauna is best defined as ...||large animals, such as elephants.|
|In order for the radio carbon dating process to be of any help archaeologists ...||the material that is being dated has to be organic matter|
| 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.|
|The land bridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska gets its name because..||it is based on the name of the sea that is now between Siberia and Alaska|
|What is the "possible" connection between the Solutrean people and the Inupiat people?||the Solutreans may have crossed the Atlantic using boats like those used by Inupiats in Alaska.|
|The importance of bear pits on the Pacific NW coast that are 50,000 years old is that ...||it shows that animal and plant did survive on the coast, even during the Ice Age.|
|The bones of what could be the last Neanderthal people have been found close to ...||the Rock of Gibraltar in southern Europe|
|Which states of modern day America best represent where most Scots-Irish settlers lived?||Virginia and Pennsylvania|
|When the Scots-Irish arrived in North America the people they fought against for many years were ...||the Iroquois and Cherokee Indians.|
|King James I of Great Britain played a part in the history of the Scots-Irish people because ...||he gave them permission to settle in Northern Ireland in the early 1600's.|
| In which of the following ways have the Scots-Irish people had the greatest impact on American life and culture? |
a) restaurants b) basketball c) country music d) universities.
|c) country music|
|. The number of people involved in the Scots-Irish migration of the 1700's was ...||250,000|
|The most famous Scots-Irish President of the United States was ...||Andrew Jackson|
|The major religion of the Scots-Irish was, and still is ...||Presbyterian.|
|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|
| Which of the following is not an Indo-European language?|
a) Swedish b) Russian c) Finnish d) Farsi
|What are the Rig Vedas?||The early scriptures of the Indo-Aryans containing over 1,000 poems.|
|In which modern nation has an important discovery recently been made revealing a lost Indo-European civilization?||b) Turkmenistan|
|What has this discovery confirmed about the ancient culture of the Indo-Aryans||the horse was a sacred animal to them|
|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.
|Who or what was Indra?||the Aryan god of thunder and rain|
|William Jones has made a great contribution to history because ...||he realized that many languages such as English, Latin, and Sanskrit have a common source.|
|To which of the following branches of the Indo-European family does English belong?||Germanic.|
| Which of these bodies of water is closest to where the Indo-Europeans began their migrations?|
a) Baltic Sea b) Black Sea c) Red Sea d) Tasman Sea
|The Black Sea|
|What is the meaning of the word "Mapungubwe"?||the hill of the jackal|
|. In which language was the word "Mapungubwe" first used?||Venda|
|Where is the most likely place you could regularly see a picture of Great Zimbabwe, assuming you were in Zimbabwe itself?||on a banknote|
|When the Bantu people migrated through central and into southern Africa, which two groups of indigenous people did they meet?||Ituri and Khoisan.|
|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|
|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.|
|. How did the Zulu tribe make very special use of the age group system of Bantu society?||Among the boys it was the basis for a large and well trained army.|
|The "heyday" or best period of time for the civilization of Great Zimbabwe was in the||14th century BC|
|At a special ceremony in the presence of his king at Great Zimbabwe a spirit medium would do what?||Go into a trance and try to contact the spirits of the ancestors|
|The people who are the modern descendants of the civilization of Great Zimbabwe are called||Shona|
|The "Great Tragedy" of Great Zimbabwe is that||British settlers who lived there after 1890 destroyed most of its archaeological evidence.|
|If a man in ancient Zimbabwe had many cattle it meant...||he could have many wives and therefore many children to work for him.|
|The Swahili were....||They were traders from East Africa, who obtained gold and ivory from Great Zimbabwe.|
|"Pungwe" birds, the carved stone birds found at Great Zimbabwe, are important because ...||they represented the power of the spirits of the ancestors.|
|The German explorer Karl Mauch is very popular, or unpopular in modern Zimbabwe because ..||Unpopular: because he suggested black people were incapable of building Great Zimbabwe.|