Year 7 History Name: Class: Date: Quiz Read the following questions and choose the most accurate answer by filling in the blanks provided. 1. Why is it important to date evidence? (a) It allows historians to find out if a source has been falsified. (b) It allows historians to place events and human behaviour in chronological order, identify connections between past groups of people, and sometimes even permit experts to identify fakes. (c) It allows historians to place events and human behaviour in chronological order, identify connections between past groups of people, and most importantly, create an intricate history for us to enjoy. ( ) ( ) 2. Which of the following statements is false? (a) Bones containing very high levels of fluorine are likely to be very old. (b) The ring growth pattern on trees depends on environmental conditions. (c) Stratigraphy is a relative dating technique which tells us exactly how old evidence is. 3. Which of the following describes fluorine dating? (a) The longer that bones lie in the earth, the more fluorine they absorb in the soil. (b) The more fluorine the bone has, the younger the bone is. (c) Fluorine dating places a date based on how much fluorine is in our toothpaste so we get healthier teeth. ( ) 4. What is the difference between relative dating techniques and absolute dating techniques? (a) Absolute dating techniques are used to work out the actual age of something or someone, while relative dating techniques involves close examination of an object and only tells the rough age. (b) Absolute dating techniques date a given object because it is of the same type as another object for which the date is known; while relative dating techniques involve a general examination of an object to discover its exact age (c) Absolute dating techniques are the older of the two types of dating, while relative dating is more modern and precise. ( ) ( ) ( ) 5. What are the three types of relative dating? (a) Dendrochronology, typology, radiocarbon dating (b) Analysis of ancient calendars. radiocarbon dating, typology (c) Typology, Association, Stratigraphy 6. Which of the following are classified under absolute dating techniques? (a) radiocarbon dating, fluorine dating (b) radiocarbon dating, stratigraphy (c) radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology 7. What is dendrochronology? (a) It is another term for tree-ring dating whereby the age of a tree is worked out by counting the number of rings in the wood. (b) It is a cage which is created in the past by people to trap air. (c) It is another term for tree-branch dating whereby the age of a tree is worked out by counting the number of tree branches which a tree has. ( ) 8. What is radiocarbon dating? (a) It is a relative dating technique which measures the amount of radiocarbon in an object. (b) It is an absolute dating technique which measures the amount of radiocarbon in an object. (c) It is absolute dating technique used by archaeologists; of which scientists are able to measure the proportion of carbon-14 which remains and work backwards to determine when an object was alive. ( ) ( ) Bonus Question: Which of the following are considered as tools for an archaeologist's team? (a) brushes, buckets, sifting screens, Nike cap (b) brushes, light bulb, mp3 player, glass mug (c) camera, household keys, printer, Ipad (d) brushes, sifting screens, buckets, cameras Answer sheet: 1. (b) 2. (c) 3. (a) 4. (a) 5. (c) 6. (c) 7. (a) 8. (c) Bonus question: (d) Purpose of this assessment: - ensure students are able to explain the difference between relative dating techniques and absolute dating techniques - ensure students elicit understanding of different methods used to date historical evidence.