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Question 1:
What is the binomial of Australopithecus africanus?
Epigeneium amplum
Pyrgulopsis castor
u2020Australopithecus africanus
Hollrungia aurantioides

Question 2:
What genus does Australopithecus africanus belong to?
Hollrungia
Conicosia
u2020Australopithecus
Apolemichthys

Question 3:
What classis does Australopithecus africanus belong to?
Mammalia
Insecta
Cephalopoda
Mammalia

Question 4:
What family does Australopithecus africanus belong to?

Question 5:
What is the binomial authority of Australopithecus africanus?
Hatch & Angell, 1925
Miller 1925
Robson, 1925
Dart, 1925

Question 6:
What kind of animal is a Australopithecus africanus?
Urocystales
Palaeonisciformes
Primates
see text

Question 7: ________ remains indicate that A. africanus was significantly more like modern humans than A. afarensis, with a more human-like cranium permitting a larger brain and more humanoid facial features.
Geologic time scaleGeologyFossilPaleontology

Question 8: Recent evidence regarding modern human ________ (physical differences between men and women) in the lumbar spine has been seen in pre-modern primates such as A. africanus.
Sexual dimorphismHuman physiologySexual differentiationPuberty

Question 9: A. africanus has been found at only four sites in southern Africa - Taung (1924), Sterkfontein (1935), ________ (1948) and Gladysvale (1992).
Middle Stone AgeMokopaneMakapansgatAustralopithecus

Question 10: [6] However, the famous Leakey family have argued in favor of the African descent since most hominid discoveries such as the Laetoli footprints were uncovered in ________.
East AfricaSouthern AfricaKenyaSouth Asia







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