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The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities

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The last ice age ended

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1. The term interglatial refers to

2. How did the gradual warming of the earth affect the lives of human beings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the last ice age. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the first animal to be domesticated and interglaciation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • End of the last ice age
  • Effects of Earth's warming
  • Start of the current interglaciation period

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the last ice age
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of interglatial
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effect Earth's warming had on plant life

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The Last Ice Age: Thawing Ice and New Human Opportunities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify characteristics of an ice age
  • Differentiate between glaciation and interglaciation
  • Recognize how Earth's warming affected hominid development
  • Understand the process of early animal domestication
  • Know the contributions of the domesticated dog to early humans
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