Anthropology: Chapter 6

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) the foramen magnum is positioned in/near the centre of the cranium
b) valgus angle
c) parallel big toe
d) divergent big toe

Question 2:


a) garhi
b) anamensis
c) africanus
d) robustus

Question 3:


a) garhi
b) habilis
c) erectus
d) floresiensis

Question 4:


a) erectus; acheulean
b) habilis; metal
c) oldowan; erectus
d) acheulean; habilis

Question 5:


a) Homo sapiens
b) Neanderthals
c) Homo habilis
d) Australopithecus afarensis

Question 6:


a) a four-sided cranial profile
b) a nuchal crest
c) a cranial capacity of 900-1200 cubic
d) larger molars than previous hominins

Question 7:


a) energetics, stabilization and temperature regulation
b) temperature regulation, loss of fur, and increased femur size
c) narrow pelvis, straight spine and angled foramen magnum
d) stabilization of the knee joint, thermal regulation and a nuchal crest

Question 8:


a) hunting
b) the development of an omnivorous diet
c) migrations to colder climates
d) control of fire

Question 9:


a) Homo habilis
b) Homo heidelbergensis
c) Homo erectus
d) Homo sapiens neanderthalensis

Question 10:


a) that there was a heavy reliance upon reindeer meat
b) that Neanderthals did not hunt, but scavenged for meat
c) that Neanderthals were responsible for the extinction of most large game animals throughout Europe
d) that Neanderthals hunting small game (eg. rabbits) only

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False