Text Completion- Stone Tools

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Text Completion- Stone Tools

    It had long been presumed that stone tool-making was a hallmark of our ______________, Homo. _______________,the recent discovery, in northwestern Kenya, of 3.3-million-year-old stone tools that are 7,00,000 years older than any other such stone tools ever found suggests it was the more ancient human ancestors who made the cognitive leap needed for crafting such implements.

    1. genius, per contra
    2. genius, additionally
    3. genus, after all
    4. genus, however


  • Correct Answer
    Choice (D)

Detailed Solution

Blank (1): The word Homo after the blank tells us that the correct answer for this blank is genus, not genius.

Blank (2): The discovery of stone tools that predate any other tools found till now clearly tells us that what we have long presumed- that the genus Homo was first to craft stone tools- is wrong.

So the correct answer for blank (2) is however.

Correct Answer: D

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