Did early man live at the same time as dinosaurs? No! Dinosaurs died out about 65 million years ago. The first hominids (human-like primates) did not appear until 3.6 million years ago. This is not to say that early man had it easy. They did have to face saber-toothed tigers, cave lions, and woolly mammoths! (But not dinosaurs!) Early man did not develop agriculture or a written language. They were hunters and gatherers. Scientists have found fossils and artifacts which reveal traces of their life.

Here are some interactive questions we created about Early Humans that we believe you might find on a homework assignment, a unit quiz or an exam. Test yourself. See if you remember the answer (or guess the answer), then click the "Show Answer" button under each question to see if you are right!

Interactive Quiz, Early Humans, Questions and Answers

Scientists believe early humans first appeared on which continent?

What is a hominid?

What are two major differences between apes and man?

How did the invention of tools affect early man?

What is the Stone Age?

How did early humans spend their days?

What is a hunter/gatherer?

What did early humans eat?

What large animals did early humans hunt?

What were early human homes like?

What were early human clothes like?

Why was the ability to make fire so important?

What is an ice age?

How did the ice age affect early humans?

Why did Cro-Magnon man paint on cave walls?

Who were the Neanderthals?

How do we know about the lives of very early humans?

What is a fossil?

What is an artifact?

What does prehistoric mean?