The History of Animal & Human Evolution


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The earliest animals on Earth were which of the following?

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1. The common trait linking all invertebrates is which of the following?

2. What is the Cambrian explosion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how animals and humans evolved. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the earliest animals on Earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Common traits linking invertebrates
  • Era of the Cambrian explosion
  • Characteristics of Homo sapiens

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how animals and humans evolved
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Cambrian explosion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the basic vertebrate body plan

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson The History of Animal and Human Evolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the key characteristics of invertebrates
  • Understand the importance of the Cambrian explosion
  • Know the order of appearance of birds, reptiles, and jawed fish
  • Identify the characteristics of man's early ancestors, including Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, and Neanderthal