Libyan history/Quiz

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This is a photograph showing a rock engraving (or carving) of an elephant from the Libyan region of the Tadrart Acacus. Credit: Luca Galuzzi.

Libyan history is the history of that portion of North Africa referring to the current political nation. The lecture focuses primarily at the earliest history up to and including the occupation of the geographic area by hominins.

This is a quiz based on the lecture that you are free to take at any time.

Once you’ve read and studied the lecture itself, the links contained within the article/lecture, listed under See also, External links and the {{anthropology resources}} and {{archaeology resources}}, you should have adequate background to take the quiz.

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Enjoy learning by doing!

Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Libya was limited to the Cyrene peninsula in the time of Plato.

Yes
No

2

True or False, "Libya" may at one time have been the name for "Africa" west and south of Egypt.

TRUE
FALSE

3

Which of the following elephants appears to most closely resemble those of the Libyan rock engravings?

Elephas reckii.jpg
Afrikanischer Elefant, Miami.jpg
Loxodontacyclotis.jpg
Elephant Kruger 2003.jpg
La Palmyre 068.jpg
Elephas antiquus Straight tusked elephant.jpg
Elephas falconeri.jpg
Elephas namadicus.JPG
Mammuthus columbi Sergiodlarosa.jpg
African Bush Elephant.jpg
African Forest Elephant.jpg
Wooly Mammoth-RBC.jpg

4

Fossil cercopithecoids have been found in the Early Miocene of

Libya.

5

True or False, Because of fossil and tool discoveries, there is proof that some representatives of Homo erectus lived over Northwest Africa south of Spain.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Which of the following contemporary elephant ranges is geographically closest to Libya?

African Elephant distribution map.svg
Asian Elephant area.png

7

True or False, The Holocene is a geological epoch which began at the end of the Pleistocene.

TRUE
FALSE

8

The paleolithic in Libya saw what evidence of the hominin Homo erectus?

worked stone
fossils of Homo erectus
fossil cercopithecoids in the Early Miocene of Libya
australopithecines in western Libya
populations of pastoralists
prehistoric tooth wear attributed to Homo erectus

9

Libya is bordered by the following contemporary political nations: Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, and

.

10

True or False, Ancient Libyans were skilled in the domestication of cattle and the cultivation of crops.

TRUE
FALSE

11

Which of the following most closely resemble the species of giraffe shown in the rock art of Libya?

Okapi2.jpg
Giraffe Mikumi National Park.jpg
Sivatherium hharder.png
Aepycamelushh.jpg
Rothschilds giraffe at paignton arp.jpg
Giraffe standing.jpg


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Homo sapiens neanderthalensis once lived in Libya.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Anthropology resources}}{{Archaeology resources}}{{Geology resources}}{{Humanities resources}}