History E-Z Quiz
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1) There is no clear archaeological evidence when
food was first cooked. Most anthropologists believe that cooking
fires began only about 250,000 years ago, when hearths started
2) Phylogenetic analysis
suggests that cooking may have been invented as far back as 1.8
million to 2.3 million years ago. Other researchers believe that
cooking was invented as late as 40,000 or 10,000 years ago.
Who was NOT a Phylogenetic analyst?
3) Most anthropologists believe
that archeological evidence suggests that cooking fires began in
earnest only c.250,000 years ago, when ancient hearths, earth ovens,
burnt animal bones, and flint appear across Europe and the Middle
4) How many years ago was the
only sign of fire is burnt earth with human remains, which most
other anthropologists consider to be mere coincidence rather than
evidence of intentional fire.
40,000 years ago
100,000 years ago
2 million years ago
4 million years ago
5) The mainstream view among
anthropologists is that the decrease in human brain-size occurred
well before the advent of cooking, due to a shift away from the
consumption of nuts and berries to the consumption of meat.
6) Food became a part of
material culture, and cuisine is much more than a substance. In the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, food was a classic marker in
When did cuisine become a defining symbol of
7) During the period of
industrialization, food began to be mass produced, mass marketed,
and standardized. Factories processed, preserved, canned, and
packaged a wide variety of foods.
What quickly became a
defining feature of the American breakfast.
8) In the twenties, freezing
methods as well as the earliest cafeterias and fast food
establishments emerged. This point in time is when processed and
nationally distributed foods became a huge part of the nation's
9) "Food For Young Children"
along with its sequel for adults, "How to Select Foods" was the
first USDA guide to give specific dietary guidelines.
When were they first published?
10) In June 2011, what replaced
MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol?
1) True 2) C. 3) True 4) C. 5) False. [increases in human
brain-size] 6) B. 7) A. 8) True 9) D. 10) D.
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