Practice Quiz for Climate Change and Human Evolution

No. of Questions= 11


1 The geological epoch during which all human species, beginning with Homo erectus, evolved.
a)  Pleistocene
b)  Pliocene
c)  Holocene
d)  Paleocene
 
2 Compared to the Pliocene Epoch, the Pleistocene climate was.
a) about the same
b) warmer
c) colder
3 How many ice ages were there during the Pleistocene Epoch?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4 or more
4 The last ice age ended about how many years ago?
a) 40,000
b) 20,000
c) 10,000
d) 1,000
5 What commonly happens to sea levels around the globe when ice ages occur?
a) They remain about the same as today.
b) They rise significantly.
c) They fall significantly.
6 In what hemisphere was most of the glacial ice during the Pleistocene ice ages?
a) western (the Americas)
b) northern
c) southern
7 A long period of time during which earth's climate cools, causing glaciers to expand out from the poles and mountains covering vast areas.
a) glacial
b) interglacial
c) stadial
8 What commonly happened to the size of mammal bodies during the colder periods of the Pleistocene Epoch?
a) They got larger.
b) They remained the same.
c) They got smaller.
9 What generally happened to the size of human bodies as they evolved in response to the climate changes of the Pleistocene Epoch?
a) They got larger.
b) They remained the same.
c) They got smaller.
10 The climate that we are living in today could be most accurately described as:
a) a glacial
b) an interglacial
c) neither of the above
11 Which of the following statements is true?
a) The first ice ages that our planet experienced occurred during the Pleistocene Epoch.
b) Extremely cold periods with ice ages have occurred a number of times over the last half billion years.
c) Both humans and dinosaurs lived during the last ice age.
 

 
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