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WHI.2a Human Migration
1. People of the Old Stone Age migrated from Asia to
North America when —
the Bering Strait was flooded
a land bridge emerged between two continents
the deserts disappeared
the glaciers melted
B. They sailed from the southern tip of Africa to South
C. They sailed from the west coast of Africa to the east
coast of North America.
D. They went through Asia and crossed a land bridge into
North America.
2. Which statement best supports the idea that early
man was able to adapt to his physical world in
order to survive?
A. Early man created new hunting techniques, tools, and
better clothing to fit his surroundings.
B. Hunting-gathering lifestyles produced surpluses of
C. Early man avoided areas with extreme temperatures.
D. Early man made a gradual change to an agricultural
society and this allowed man to adapt to the changing
3. In which part of the world do scientists believe
Homo sapiens first emerged?
A. Africa
B. Australia
C. Europe
D. Asia
4. Which aspect of the environment has the greatest
impact on the human need for shelter?
Water Resources
5. The Paleolithic people migrated from Asia to
North America when —
A. a land bridge emerged between the two continents
B. the ocean levels rose as the glaciers melted
C. the deserts began to disappear in northern Asia
D. Red Sea was flooded
6. The best example of adaption to a cold climate is A. Migrating to a warm location
B. Using blocks of ice for shelters
C. Creating light clothing from plant fibers
D. Using fire and animal skin clothing
8. According to the map, where did Homo sapiens
first go after migrating from Africa?
A. Europe
B. Asia
C. Australia
D. North America
9. According to the map, which continent was the
last to be reached by Homo sapiens?
A. South America
B. Europe
C. Australia
D. North America
According to the map, early man first
migrated from —
A. Australia
B. Europe
C. Northeast Asia
D. Africa
11. From which part of the world did early man first
A. Asia
B. Africa
C. Australia
D. Europe
12. Which factor had the greatest effect on the
7. How did Homo sapiens reach North America from
A. They went through Europe and sailed west into
movement of early nomadic societies?
A. Mineral deposits
B. Religious beliefs
C. Survival needs
D. Tribal treaties
WHI.2a Human Migration
13. Which statement best explains the migration of
early humans?
A. Rise of civilizations displaced other people.
B. Natural disasters forced people to leave native lands.
C. People searched for new sources of food.
D. Religious conflicts made people leave disputed lands
14. A hunter-gatherer tells the chieftain of his clan
that he has discovered a way to grow edible
plants, making it possible for their people to
permanently settle in one place. Based on this
information, where should the clan settle?
A. on the shores of an ocean
B. high in the mountains
C. next to a river
D. in the middle of a desert
C. Hot deserts
D. High mountains
20. Choose as many answers as apply. Homo
sapiens migrated from Africa to....
A. Asia
B. North America
C. Australia
D. Antarctica
E. Africa
F. South America
G. Europe
15. Which of the following correctly identifies the
lifestyle of the early Paleolithic man?
A. Settled farmers
B. City dwellers
C. Food producers
D. Hunters and gatherers
16. Which of the following does not show how early
man adapted to his environment during the
Paleolithic period?
A. The creation of coined money to encourage trade
B. The use of caves for shelter
C. The wearing of animal skins for warmth
D. The use of pottery to gather berries and grains.
17. Early humans had to develop new skills in order
to survive climate changes. What best describes
the adaptations of early humans?’
A. Made pottery
B. Used large stone tools
C. More complex tools
D. Made cave drawings
E. Learned how to sew animals skins together for
F. More permanent shelters
21. Based on the image, what can be inferred about
the early migration across the Beringia Land
The migration was likely not permanent
The migration happened in small groups
The migration was in search of farm land.
The migration was in search of food
The migration was likely permanent
The migration happened in large groups
18. Select the options that best describe how early
Paleolithic human communities adapted to their
A. Utilizing domesticated animals
B. Migrating to in food and animals
C. Relying on trade
D. Gathering nearby plants and berries
E. Developing agricultural skills
19. Which geographical factors had an impact on the
lives of early humans? Select all that apply.
A. Iron ore
B. Availability of fresh water
22. Due to lowered ocean levels the land bridge
known as Beringia allowed people to —
A. create new technologies
B. create permanent settlements
C. domesticate animals
D. migrate from the Asian continent
WHI.2a Human Migration
23. Which number on this map represents the
region where archaeologists believe the first
humans appeared?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
At which location did Homo sapiens emerge?