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The Human Fossil Record & Human Evolution - Quiz & Worksheet

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Homo habilis lived during a timeframe most similar to:

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1. Which species likely had the capacity to interbreed with Homo sapiens?

2. Which of the following species walked upright and still spent some of their time in the trees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of human evolution in the fossil record. Information that you'll be quizzed on includes characteristics of homo erectus as well as the species that likely had the ability to interbreed with Homo sapiens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • A species that lived during a timeframe most similar to that of Homo habilis
  • Species the likely had the ability to interbreed with Homo sapiens
  • Tree-inhabiting species that walked upright
  • Common trends as humans evolved beyond Australopithecines
  • Characteristics of Homo erectus

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 related lesson on human evolution in the fossil record
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of evolution as it relates to Homo sapiens
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Australopithecines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of Homo erectus and Homo habilis

Additional Learning

To learn more about early humans, review the accompanying lesson on Human Evolution in the Fossil Record. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the genus Australopithecus with the genus Homo
  • Explain key characteristics of Homo erectus and Homo habilis
  • Differentiate between Homo neanderthalensis and other Homo species
  • Know that Homo sapiens are the only human species alive today
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