Hunter Gatherer: Definition, History & Facts


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of hunter-gatherer societies?

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1. The Hadza people, one of the world's last remaining hunter-gatherer societies, resides in what modern-day country?

2. Approximately what time did agricultural society develop, which began the steady decline of hunter-gatherer societies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the primary characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding if agricultural production is a characteristic of hunter-gatherer societies as well as the location of one of the world's last remaining hunter-gatherer societies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to see what you know about:

  • The difference between hunter-gatherer societies and agricultural societies
  • The location of the world's last remaining hunter-gatherer people
  • The time period which saw the decline of hunter-gatherer societies
  • The reason for the decline of hunter-gatherer societies
  • The Hadza's primary hunting season

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hunter-gatherers and agriculture
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the past and present of hunter-gatherer societies, and why this way of life declined

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of community, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Hunter-Gatherer Societies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define agriculture
  • Identify what activities characterized hunter-gatherer societies
  • Learn how crop production changed the way people lived
  • Understand what life is like for the Hadza people