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Early Hominids: Evolution & Timeline

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What was the nickname of Homo habilis?

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1. Homo neanderthalensis is unique in the list because _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a trend of humanity's evolutionary timeline?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet as a way to review what you have learned about early hominids. Some of the information that you will be evaluated on includes developments in human evolution, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo habilis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • An alternative name for Homo habilis
  • Homo neanderthalensis' unique characteristics
  • Era when hominids diverged from their mutual ancestor with apes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related early hominids lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the brain size of early hominids
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Homo sapiens

Additional Learning

Would you like to further your learning about early hominids? If so, take this chance to read the accompanying lesson titled Early Hominids: Evolution & Timeline. This lesson consists of the following objectives:

  • Learn the scientific names of various early hominids
  • Identify the characteristics of the Australopithecus species
  • Recognize Homo sapiens' key differences from earlier hominids
  • Understand the importance of paleoanthropologists
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