Hunter-Gatherer Societies: Making Tools & Using Fire


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What defines a hunter-gatherer society?

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1. What was the Paleolithic era?

2. What is knapping?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of hunter-gatherer societies. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the defining characteristics of a hunter-gatherer society and a nomadic society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Primary meaning of knapping
  • Fire's influence on early human culture
  • Characteristics of a nomadic society

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 nomadic society and knapping
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hunter-gatherer societies lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the defining characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Paleolithic era

Additional Learning

To learn more about early human societies and their characteristics, review the corresponding lesson on Hunter-Gatherer Societies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the origins of Homo erectus and Homo sapien
  • Recognize the benefits of fire to hunter-gatherer tribes
  • Understand how early societies made and used tools
  • Know how knapping was likely the first specialized profession in history