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Unsupervised Learning Substack 2nd Anniversary Quiz

Which steppe culture domesticated the modern horse?
Sintashta
Yamnaya
Scythians
Huns
Botai
None of the above
Confucius hero-worshipped:
Shangdi
the Duke of Zhou
King Chen
Shi Huangdi
Han Wudi
None of the above
About what percentage of calorie intake feeds our brain?
1%
5%
10%
20%
50%
None of the above
The heritability of IQ is estimated to be closest to:
0%
5%
50%
90%
Unknown
None of the above
In 1990, what percent of ancestry resident in the US had roots going back to the 1790 Census or earlier?
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
None of the above
To a great extent, the Republican Party began as an ethnic party of:
Yankees
Appalachians
Virginia planters
Black Americans
Mid-Atlantic "white ethnics"
None of the above
The percent of Americans born after 1980 claiming "no religion" is:
5%
10%
20%
30%
50%
None of the above
The ancestors of the Indo-Aryans arrived in the Indian subcontinent:
10,000 years ago
6,000 years ago
3,000-4,000 years ago
1,000-2,000 years ago
500 years ago
None of the above
Y-chromosomal lineage R1a, common in Eastern Europe, is carried by what percent of Indian men?
5%
10%
15%
25%
35%
None of the above
The population genetics textbook that Razib cites as most essential to understand the field:
Bodmer and Cavalli-Sforza, Genetics of Human Populations
Templeton, Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory
Crow and Kimura, An Introduction to Population Genetics Theory
Nielsen and Slatkin, An Introduction to Population Genetics: Theory and Applications
Hartl and Clark, Principles of Population Genetics
None of the above
In the 18th century, the Chinese Empire defeated:
The Jurchen
Khalkha Mongols
Tibetans
Vietnamese
Japanese
None of the above
The Romans adopted gladiatorial combat from the:
Greeks
Carthingians
Samnites
Sabines
Etruscans
None of the above
The genetics of modern Romans most resembles:
Romans in 600 AD
Romans in 400 AD
Romans in 200 BC
People in the region in 2500 BC
People in the region in 10000 BC
None of the above
David W. Anthony's The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World asserted that:
Indo-Europeanization in Europe was purely culture
Indo-Europeanization in Europe was mostly culture with some elite migration
Indo-Europeanization in Europe was mostly demographic replacement
we don't know enough to make any guesses about Indo-Europeanization in Europe
Indo-Europeanization occurred through a west to east migration
None of the above
What percent of modern humans speak an Indo-European language?
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
None of the above
The homicide rate in the US peaked in:
1950
1960
1980
2000
2020
None of the above
Religious identity has traditionally not been a major communal marker in:
Europe
India
China
Africa
The Middle East
None of the above
Jawaharlal Nehru was influenced most by:
Marxism
Anarcho-syndicalism
Hindutva
Fabian Socialism
Post-colonialism
None of the above
Yamnaya means:
Pit grave
Mound builder
Nomad
Etched pottery
Wagon style
None of the above
The Yamnaya practiced:
Foraging
Farming
Pastoralism
A mix of farming and pastoralism
dense city living
None of the above
By 3000 BC, the Yamnaya had migrated from the Pontic steppe to:
Britain
Spain
Japan
India
Mongolia
None of the above
Yamanya culture spread in Eastern Europe mostly through the influence of the
Bell Beakers
Corded Ware
Battle-Axe Culture
Globular Amphora Culture
Linear Beaker Culture
None of the above
What percent of Romani ancestry in the Balkans is Indian?
0%
10%
40%
60%
80%
None of the above
Romani were held as slaves in Romania as late as:
the 15th century
the 16th century
the 17th century
the 18th century
the 19th century
None of the above
The Saami of northern Finland were pagan until:
1000 AD
1200 AD
1400 AD
1600 AD
1700 AD
None of the above
The dominant male lineage in Finns is:
Haplogroup A
Haplogroup E
Haplogroup R
Haplogroup N
Haplogroup O
None of the above
The ancestors of Finns arrived in the Nordic region:
10,000 years ago
8,000 years ago
6,000 years ago
4,000 years ago
Less than 3,000 years ago
None of the above
Most genetic variation in skin color is controlled by:
One gene
Dozens of genes
Thousands of genes
Millions of genes
It is not genetic
None of the above
Modern Hungarian ancestry is what percent Central Asian?
About 1
About 10
About 25
About 50
About 75
None of the above
The Yamnaya were genetically taller than:
European hunter-gatherers
Neolithic farmers
Modern Southern Europeans
Modern Northern Europeans
Siberians
All of the above
The heritability of executive function is
10%
30%
50%
75%
Nearly 100%
None of the above
The heritability of height is:
10%
30%
50%
More than 60%
100%
None of the above
Scythians popularized:
Stirrups
Chariots
Kumis
Cavalry
Swords
None of the above
Mitochondrial Eve is:
Our last common ancestor
A woman from whom all our X chromosomal genome derives from
The woman who carried the last common mtdna lineage of all living humans
The progenitor of modern humans
The only human woman alive in her generation
None of the above
The most genetically diverse population are
The San Bushmen
Yoruba
Bantus from Kenya
Australian Aborignals
Arabs
French
People in Papua New Guinea have what proportion of Denisovan ancestry?
1%
5%
15%
25%
0%
None of the above
The people who built Stonehenge are genetically closest to:
Modern Britons
Modern Sardinians
Modern Algerians
Modern Finns
Modern Irish
Modern Sicilians
Russians have genetic connections with:
Slavs
Finns
Tatars
Siberians
Baltic people
All of the above
The Neolithic Irish descend from
Iberian farmers
Central European pastoralists
Mesolithic Irish foragers
Yamnaya nomads
Iberian foragers
None of the above
Modern Egyptians share the most genetically with
Ancient Egyptians
Arabians
Sub-Saharan Africans
Lebanese
Algerians
None of the above
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