Class 12 Biology MCQ – Origin and Evolution of Man – 6


This set of Class 12 Biology Chapter 7 Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Origin and Evolution of Man – 6”.

1. It was believed that modern man evolved in Africa.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: It is true that modern man evolved in Africa. Later its members migrated to eastwards, westwards and southwards. Modern man originated and evolved ten thousand years ago.

2. Who started doing agriculture during human evolution?
a) Modern man
b) Farmer man
c) Peking man
d) Neanderthal man
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Answer: a
Explanation: Modern man was the first species to start agriculture. It originated ten thousand years ago when agriculture first started. It was known as the Bronze age.

3. Age of tools of stones and bones were known as ______
a) Mesozoic
b) Palaeolithic
c) Azoic
d) Mesolithic
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Answer: b
Explanation: Palaeolithic is known as the age of tools of stones and bones. Mesozoic and azoic belongs to era of geological time scale. Mesolithic is the age of animal husbandry, language, reading, and writing.

4. Which does not belong to Bronze age?
a) Age of agriculture
b) Age of knowledge
c) Age of using clothes
d) Age of sleeping
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Answer: d
Explanation: Bronze age is the age of agriculture, knowledge, and use of clothes. It does not include the age of sleeping. Bronze age belongs to Neolithic classification.

5. The present age is called as _______
a) Metal age
b) Iron age
c) New age
d) Master age
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Answer: b
Explanation: The present age is known as the Iron age. It also belongs to Neolithic classification. It is the time when human civilization went vast and advanced.

6. The scientific name of “Man of future” is ______
a) Homo sapiens sapiens
b) Homo sapiens advances
c) Homo sapiens futuralis
d) Homo sapiens modernis
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Answer: c
Explanation: There was another species named as Homo sapiens futuralis. They were known as “Man of future”. The name was given by Dr. Shapiro.

7. Which of the following is the correct character of “Man of future”?
a) Shorter and haired body
b) Tomb like head
c) Short brain
d) They had a fifth finger
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Answer: b
Explanation: “Man of future” is expected to have a tall and hairless body. They had tomb-like head and a larger brain. They had no fifth finger.

8. What is known as the study of the evolutionary history of man?
a) Anthropology
b) Ethology
c) Cytology
d) Humanology
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Answer: a
Explanation: Anthropology deals with the study of the evolutionary history of man. Ethology deals with the study of animal habits and behavior. Cytology is the study of cells.

9. Which was the only ape that was found in India?
a) Gibbon
b) Gorilla
c) Orangutan
d) Chimpanzee
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Answer: a
Explanation: Hylobates hoolock also known as Gibbon is the only ape found in India. It as found in the forests of Assam. The gibbon belonged to the family Hyalobatideae. They mostly lived on trees and fed on leaves.

10. Which of the following does not belong to the races of human?
a) Caucasoid
b) Negroid
c) Mongoloid
d) Chinaloid
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Answer: d
Explanation: Human races were classified into four. They are mainly: Caucasoid, Negroid, Mongoloid, and Australoid. Each race represented each group of people that belong to certain regions of the world.

11. The following figure shows a particular stage of the man known as _______
The figure represents a stage of human evolution known as Australopithecus
a) Australopithecus
b) Ramapithecus
c) Dryopithecus
d) Shivapithecus
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Answer: a
Explanation: The given figure represents a stage of human evolution known as Australopithecus. They evolved around 3-2 million years ago and lived in East African grasslands. They had the skull of a baby and were the first man to stand erect.

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