The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History


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Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

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1. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

2. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the evolutionary history of humans. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include distinctive characteristics of primates as well as the two main categories of primates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Distinctive characteristics of primates
  • Members of the hominoid group
  • The first known member of the genus Homo
  • Differences between humans and other hominoids

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 science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the hominoid group
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the classification of primates

Additional Learning

To learn more about human history, review the accompanying lesson titled The Evolution of Humans: Characteristics & Evolutionary History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define primates
  • Identify and differentiate between the two groups of early primates
  • Define hominoids and give an example of a hominoid
  • Know the characteristics of humans
  • Understand the evolution of humans