Practice Quiz for Homo Erectus

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1 Homo erectus fossils have been found in which of the following regions? (Note: For this and the following questions, Homo erectus is meant to include both Homo ergaster and Homo erectus.)
a)  East Africa
b)  South Africa
c)  South Asia
d)  all of the above
2 Which of the following statements is true of Homo erectus evolution?
a) They remained largely unchanged anatomically until about 800,000-600,000 years ago.
b) Their brain size increased progressively beginning before 1 million years ago on up until they evolved into modern humans.
c) neither of the above
3 Which of the following fossils are now considered to be Homo erectus?
a) Pithecanthropus erectus
b) Sinanthropus pekinensis
c) Eugene Dubois
d) a and b
e) all of the above
4 The first known discovery of a Homo erectus was in _________ during the 1890's.
a) Sumatra and Java
b) North China
c) East Africa
5 Prior to the 1890's, the oldest known humans were:
a) Homo habilis in Africa
b) australopithecines in Africa
c) Neandertals in Europe
6 Davidson Black was a Canadian anatomy professor who was partly responsible for the first discovery of Homo erectus fossils in:
a) China
b) Africa
c) Europe
7 Which of the following statements is true of Homo erectus?
a) Homo erectus men averaged about 6 feet tall.
b) They were anatomically like modern humans below the neck.
c) They were primarily quadrupedal.
8 A "supraorbital torus" is a:
a) term referring to bones of the hip region
b) very prominent brow ridge
c) carnivorous species
9 The Homo erectus brain averaged about _______ cubic centimeters in size.
a) 631
b) 930
c) 1300-1400
d) 3000-3200


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