Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 6 :

Early Hominins

Quiz 6 :

Early Hominins

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What major hominin group, for which we have an extensive fossil record, lived from approximately 4 to 1 m.y.a.?
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D

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Which of the following is NOT a location where australopith fossils have been found?
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C

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The hominins known collectively as the australopiths had at least eight species,
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B

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Although the first hominins appeared late in the Miocene, most hominin fossils have been dated to
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Fossils of Au. afarensis are particularly significant because
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Interestingly, some of the physical markers that have led scientists to identify certain fossils as early hominins rather than apes are features that have been lost during subsequent human evolution. Which of the following is an example of this?
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"Lucy's Baby," an important Au. afarensis fossil from northern Ethiopia, includes a complete skull, mandible, and face. What is an important outcome of this find?
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Bipedalism, considered a key defining characteristic that differentiated early hominins from other apes,
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Sahelanthropus tchadensis, or Toumai,
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Which of the following statements about the South African australopiths and Homo sapiens is true?
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Which of the following statements about Orrorin tugenensis is accurate?
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Which of the following statements about Ardipithecus kadabba is FALSE?
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A 2001 fossil find called Orrorin tugenensis, dated 6 million years of age,
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Of the following features belonging to Au. afarensis, which is evidence of its adaptation to bipedal locomotion?
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Which of the following statements about australopiths is true?
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Northern Tanzania and the Afar region of Ethiopia have yielded some of the most famous and informative glimpses into hominin evolution. Which of the following statements about fossil finds in these areas is FALSE?
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What is the most important difference between Australopithecus afarensis and the modern apes?
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Which of the following statements about the recent discovery of the world's oldest child, dubbed "Lucy's Baby," is FALSE?
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Which of the following was a key obstacle that hominins' increase in brain size had to overcome?
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The earliest widely accepted hominin genus is
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