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Domestication of the horse: Quiz

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Question 1: The presence of bit wear suggest that a horse was ridden or driven, and the earliest of such evidence from a site in ________ dates to 3500 BCE.
KazakhstanTurkeyAzerbaijanKyrgyzstan

Question 2: Some of the most intriguing evidence of early domestication comes from the Botai culture, found in northern ________.
KyrgyzstanAzerbaijanKazakhstanTurkey

Question 3: [15] The Tarpan became extinct in the late 19th century and Przewalski's horse is ________; it became extinct in the wild during the 1960s, but was re-introduced in the late 1980s to two preserves in Mongolia.
CheetahPolar bearEndangered speciesTiger

Question 4: The word for "horse", literally translated as ass of the mountains, first appeared in Sumerian documents during the Third Dynasty of ________, about 2100-2000 BCE.
BabyloniaUrMesopotamiaBabylon

Question 5: The ________ in Mesopotamia saw the rise of mounted cavalry as a tool of war, as evidenced by the notable successes of mounted archer tactics used by various invading equestrian nomads such as the Parthians.
Iron Age ChinaIron AgeLa Tène cultureAncient Near East

Question 6: However, as horses remained generally smaller than modern equines well into the ________,[53] this theory is highly questionable.
Late Middle AgesMiddle AgesEarly Middle AgesHigh Middle Ages

Question 7: This prototype may have contributed to the development of the warmblood horses of northern Europe, as well as older "heavy horses" such as the ________.
Breton (horse)Ardennes (horse)PercheronArabian horse

Question 8: On the other hand, the patriline (________) of modern domestic horses shows greater genetic homogeneity.
Haplogroup I (Y-DNA)Y-chromosomal AdamEurasian AdamGenealogical DNA test

Question 9: Horses in the ________ were relatively small by modern standards, which led some theorists to believe the ancient horses were too small to be ridden and so must have been driven.
Deverel-Rimbury cultureAncient Near EastBronze Age BritainBronze Age

Question 10: Horse bones were rare or absent in Neolithic and Chalcolithic kitchen garbage in western Turkey, Mesopotamia, most of Iran, South and Central ________, and much of Europe.
AsiaMiddle EastSingaporeContinent







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