What Happened Before History? (Part 1)
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by Zachary Leeson
| 17 Questions
1
1
According to the video, what are some things that most modern humans "take for granted"?
food
whales
shelter
security
video games
2
1
What do you think are some ways that life during the other 99.99% of human history was different than it is today?

3
1
According to the video, Homo sapiens sapiens is the only human species that has ever existed.
True
False
4
1
According to the video, Homo erectus survived for 10 times as long as modern humans have been around.
True
False
5
1
The video suggests that coexisting with other species of humans must have been scary and like "living with aliens". Do you agree? Why or why not?

6
1
According to the video, humans have only been making tools for the last 500 years.
True
False
7
1
Identify at least three benefits of the use of fire for early humans.

8
1
What if humans never learned how to make tools or control fire? How do you think life for us might be different?

9
1
According to the video, most early humans lived in large cities over 200,000 years ago.
True
False
10
1
According to the video, the ability to speak with each other was an important skill for early humans.
True
False
11
1
What if a human from 200,000 years ago traveled through time to today? How do you think he or she would handle the change?

12
1
According to the video, what really makes us different from any other creature on Earth?
our weak bodies
our ability to cooperate flexibly
our inferior senses
13
1
According to the video, what were three things that humans were able to do once they had advanced language?
build on past knowledge
expand knowledge quickly
watch videos on Youtube
preserve knowledge from generation to generation
order pizzas online
14
1
What are some ways you think being able to communicate effectively helps humans today?

15
1
According to the video, passing information through genetics is the most efficient way to preserve knowledge.
True
False
16
1
According to the video, what are some skills that helped prehistoric
peoples be successful "survival specialists"?
they could find information about animals at the library
they knew a lot about plants and animals
they had a detailed mental map of their surroundings
their senses were in tune with their environment
17
1
If you were a hunter-gatherer, do you think your body would be in better or worse shape than it is in your current lifestyle? Why do you think so?
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