The Paleolithic Age: Tools & Characteristics


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Which of these is NOT an era of the Stone Age?

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1. Name the first species to create stone tools?

2. What made the Acheulean tool unique for its time period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The technology that we enjoy today is so advanced and complex it's difficult to connect it to the primitive tools of our prehistory. But in order to understand any technology, we have to go back to where it began, all the way to the Paleolithic era. You can test your understanding of the early tools and features of the Paleolithic era with these quiz questions. The questions will test you on points such as the different cultures and tools relevant to the time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Other terms for the Paleolithic era
  • Who created the earliest tools
  • Unique characteristics of the Acheulean technology
  • Defining nomadic cultures
  • The evolution of stone tools

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - when going through the questions, recall basic points from the lesson on the history and characteristics of tools from the Paleolithic era
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the important information from the related lesson on the Paleolithic era and its impact on human history
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Paleolithic era to identify some of the key topics, cultures and technological advancements of the time period

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Paleolithic era with the attached lesson called The Paleolithic Age: Tools & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Human prehistory
  • Overview of the Paleolithic era
  • The development of stone tools
  • Early human cultures