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  • 1. 

    CHAPTER 6Which of these are Prehensile? (and Grettle)

    • A.

      Hands

    • B.

      Eyes

    • C.

      Head

    • D.

      Feet

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Hands
    D. Feet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hands and feet. Prehensile refers to the ability to grasp or hold objects, and both hands and feet have this ability. Hands are specifically designed for fine motor skills and are highly dexterous, allowing us to pick up and manipulate objects with precision. Feet also have a certain degree of prehensility, as they can be used for grasping and holding objects, although to a lesser extent compared to hands. Eyes and head, on the other hand, are not prehensile as they do not have the ability to grasp or hold objects.

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  • 2. 

    Hello.Which of these are ways that evolution influences senses?

    • A.

      Depth Perception

    • B.

      Eyes in Front

    • C.

      Larger Brain

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Depth Perception
    B. Eyes in Front
    C. Larger Brain
    Explanation
    Evolution influences senses in three ways: depth perception, eyes in front, and larger brain. Depth perception is important for determining distances and perceiving the three-dimensional world accurately. Eyes in front, as opposed to on the sides of the head, allow for better depth perception and binocular vision, which enhances depth perception further. A larger brain allows for more complex sensory processing and interpretation, enabling organisms to better understand and respond to their environment.

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  • 3. 

    Prosimians and Anthropoids are both:

    • A.

      Castles

    • B.

      Hominids

    • C.

      Hominoids

    • D.

      Primates

    • E.

      E

    Correct Answer
    D. Primates
    Explanation
    Prosimians and Anthropoids are both classified as primates. Primates are a group of mammals that includes humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians. They share common characteristics such as forward-facing eyes, grasping hands and feet, and highly developed brains. Prosimians are a suborder of primates that include lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers, while anthropoids are a suborder that include monkeys, apes, and humans. Therefore, both prosimians and anthropoids belong to the larger category of primates.

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  • 4. 

    What is the traditional approach to primate taxonomy?

    • A.

      Genetic Evidence

    • B.

      Physical Similarities

    Correct Answer
    B. Physical Similarities
    Explanation
    The traditional approach to primate taxonomy is based on physical similarities. This means that primates are classified and grouped together based on their physical characteristics such as body structure, skeletal features, and external appearance. This approach assumes that primates with similar physical traits are more closely related and share a common ancestor. It has been the primary method used by taxonomists for many years before the advent of genetic evidence, which provides a more accurate and detailed understanding of evolutionary relationships.

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  • 5. 

    What is the modern approach to primate taxonomy?

    • A.

      Genetic Evidence

    • B.

      Physical Similarities

    Correct Answer
    A. Genetic Evidence
    Explanation
    The modern approach to primate taxonomy relies on genetic evidence. This means that scientists study the genetic makeup of different primate species to determine their evolutionary relationships and classify them accordingly. Genetic evidence provides a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of primate taxonomy compared to physical similarities alone. By analyzing DNA sequences and comparing genetic similarities and differences, scientists can uncover evolutionary patterns and relationships among primate species, helping to refine and update our understanding of their classification.

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  • 6. 

    What are the two divisions of primates?

    • A.

      Prosimians and Hominids

    • B.

      Hominids and Anthropoids

    • C.

      Prosimians and Anthropoids

    • D.

      Pri and Mates

    Correct Answer
    C. Prosimians and Anthropoids
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Prosimians and Anthropoids. Primates are divided into two main groups: Prosimians and Anthropoids. Prosimians include lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers, which are small and nocturnal primates. Anthropoids, on the other hand, include monkeys, apes, and humans, which are larger and diurnal primates. This division is based on differences in anatomy, behavior, and evolutionary history.

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  • 7. 

    Apes and Humans are:

    • A.

      New World Monkeys

    • B.

      Hominoids

    • C.

      In Love

    • D.

      Bipedal

    Correct Answer
    B. Hominoids
    Explanation
    Apes and humans are classified as hominoids. Hominoids are a group of primates that includes apes, humans, and their closest relatives. This classification is based on shared anatomical and genetic characteristics, such as having a large brain, lacking a tail, and having a similar skeletal structure. Apes and humans belong to this group because they share a common ancestor and have evolved similar traits over time.

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  • 8. 

    Which anthropoids are the new world?

    • A.

      Platyrrhini

    • B.

      Catarrhini

    Correct Answer
    A. Platyrrhini
    Explanation
    Duh

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  • 9. 

    Which anthropoids are the old world?

    • A.

      Platyrrhini

    • B.

      Catarrhini

    Correct Answer
    B. Catarrhini
    Explanation
    Catarrhini is the correct answer because it refers to a group of anthropoids that are native to the Old World, which includes Africa, Asia, and Europe. This group includes monkeys and apes such as baboons, macaques, and chimpanzees. Platyrrhini, on the other hand, refers to a different group of anthropoids known as New World monkeys, which are native to the Americas. Therefore, Catarrhini is the correct answer as it accurately identifies the anthropoids that belong to the Old World.

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  • 10. 

    ________ have nostrils out, _________ have nostrils down, and ________ has no nostrils.

    • A.

      Platyrrhini, Catarrhini, Patrick Star

    • B.

      Catarrhini, Platyrrhini, Patrick Star

    • C.

      Me, Myself, Irene

    Correct Answer
    A. Platyrrhini, Catarrhini, Patrick Star
    Explanation
    Platyrrhini and Catarrhini are two groups of primates. Platyrrhini refers to New World monkeys, which have nostrils that are positioned to the side. Catarrhini refers to Old World monkeys and apes, which have nostrils that are positioned downward. Patrick Star is a fictional character from the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and does not have nostrils. Therefore, the correct answer is Platyrrhini, Catarrhini, Patrick Star.

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  • 11. 

    Where are new world monkeys from?

    • A.

      Mexico, Africa

    • B.

      Asia, Africa

    • C.

      Mexico, Central/South America

    • D.

      Europe, Asia

    Correct Answer
    C. Mexico, Central/South America
    Explanation
    New world monkeys are from Mexico, Central/South America. This is because these monkeys are native to the regions of Mexico and the countries in Central and South America. They are not found in Europe, Asia, or Africa.

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  • 12. 

    How many New World Monkeys have prehensile tails?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Some

    • C.

      All

    Correct Answer
    B. Some
    Explanation
    Some New World Monkeys have prehensile tails. This means that not all New World Monkeys have prehensile tails, but there is a subset of them that do possess this characteristic. The statement "Some" accurately reflects this information, indicating that it is not true for all New World Monkeys, but it is true for at least a portion of them.

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  • 13. 

    Sexual Dimorphism!

    • A.

      Queen Latifah

    • B.

      Chimpanzees

    • C.

      Baboons

    • D.

      Orangutans

    • E.

      Gorillas

    Correct Answer
    C. Baboons
    Explanation
    Baboons exhibit sexual dimorphism, which means that there are noticeable physical differences between males and females of the species. In the case of baboons, males are typically larger and have longer canines compared to females. This distinction in size and appearance is a result of sexual selection and competition for mates. Therefore, baboons can be identified as the correct answer based on their display of sexual dimorphism.

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  • 14. 

    Which has more complex behavior?

    • A.

      Hominoids

    • B.

      Hominids

    Correct Answer
    A. Hominoids
    Explanation
    Hominoids have more complex behavior compared to hominids. Hominoids refer to a group of primates that includes humans, great apes, and lesser apes, while hominids specifically refer to humans and their extinct ancestors. Hominoids exhibit a wide range of behaviors, including tool use, complex social structures, communication, and problem-solving abilities. On the other hand, hominids, which only include humans and their direct ancestors, have a narrower range of behaviors. Therefore, the correct answer is Hominoids.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these are included in Catarrhini (Old World Monkeys)?

    • A.

      Apes

    • B.

      Humans

    • C.

      Nate

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Apes
    B. Humans
    C. Nate
    Explanation
    The Catarrhini (Old World Monkeys) include apes, humans, and Nate. These are all primates that belong to the same family. Apes, such as chimpanzees and gorillas, are closely related to humans and share many similarities in terms of anatomy and behavior. Humans, of course, are a species of primate. Nate is likely a typo or a mistake in the question, as it is not a known primate species.

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  • 16. 

    What are the three families of Hominoids?(Choose three)

    • A.

      Lesser Apes

    • B.

      Great Apes

    • C.

      Alleles

    • D.

      Hominids

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lesser Apes
    B. Great Apes
    D. Hominids
    Explanation
    The three families of Hominoids are Lesser Apes, Great Apes, and Hominids. Lesser Apes include species like gibbons and siamangs, while Great Apes include orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. Hominids refer to the family of modern humans and our closest extinct relatives, such as Homo erectus and Neanderthals. Alleles, on the other hand, are not families of Hominoids but rather alternate forms of a gene.

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  • 17. 

    Gibbons and Siamangs are:

    • A.

      Lesser Apes

    • B.

      Great Apes

    Correct Answer
    A. Lesser Apes
    Explanation
    Gibbons and Siamangs are classified as Lesser Apes because they belong to the family Hylobatidae, which is distinct from the family Hominidae that includes the Great Apes. Lesser Apes are smaller in size compared to Great Apes and have longer arms and shorter torsos. They are known for their agile and arboreal lifestyle, spending most of their time in trees. Gibbons and Siamangs are found in Southeast Asia and are known for their unique vocalizations and swinging locomotion.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these are characteristics of Lesser Apes?

    • A.

      Shorter Tails

    • B.

      Smallest

    • C.

      From Southeast Asia

    • D.

      More Developed Minds

    • E.

      Brachaition

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Smallest
    C. From Southeast Asia
    E. Brachaition
    Explanation
    The characteristics of Lesser Apes include being the smallest among apes, being found in Southeast Asia, and having the ability to brachiate. These apes have smaller bodies compared to other apes and are mainly found in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. They are known for their brachiation, which is the ability to swing from branch to branch using their arms. These characteristics distinguish them from other types of apes and contribute to their unique adaptations for living in the forests of Southeast Asia.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these is NOT a great ape?

    • A.

      Chimpanzees

    • B.

      Bonobos

    • C.

      Humans

    • D.

      Gorillas

    • E.

      Orangutans

    Correct Answer
    C. Humans
    Explanation
    Humans are not considered great apes. While humans share a common ancestor with great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, humans are classified as a separate species called Homo sapiens. Great apes are a group of primates that include chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans, but humans are excluded from this classification.

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  • 20. 

    Which ape is solitary, arboreal, and Indonesian?

    • A.

      Gorillas

    • B.

      Orangutans

    • C.

      Chimpanzees

    • D.

      Humans

    • E.

      Will Watson

    Correct Answer
    B. Orangutans
    Explanation
    Orangutans are the correct answer because they are known to be solitary animals, spending most of their time alone. They are also arboreal, meaning they primarily live in trees. Additionally, orangutans are native to Indonesia, specifically found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans are not solitary, and while they may spend time in trees, they are not exclusively arboreal. Will Watson is not an ape species.

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  • 21. 

    What does Arboreal mean?

    • A.

      Slow and Large

    • B.

      Large and Tool-Making

    • C.

      Tool-Making and Territorial

    • D.

      Slow and Territorial

    Correct Answer
    A. Slow and Large
    Explanation
    Arboreal refers to animals that live in trees or are adapted to living in trees. The term "Slow and Large" describes the characteristics of many arboreal animals such as sloths and orangutans, which are known for their slow movements and large size. These animals have evolved to move slowly in order to navigate through the trees and their large size helps them to move and balance effectively in their arboreal habitats. Therefore, "Slow and Large" is an appropriate description of arboreal animals.

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  • 22. 

    Which of these apes are from Africa, walks on knuckles, and vegetarian?

    • A.

      Orangutans

    • B.

      Chimpanzees

    • C.

      Humans

    • D.

      Bonobos

    • E.

      Gorillas

    Correct Answer
    E. Gorillas
    Explanation
    Gorillas are from Africa, walk on their knuckles (known as knuckle-walking), and are primarily vegetarian. Orangutans are from Southeast Asia, chimpanzees are from Africa but do not walk on knuckles, humans are from various parts of the world and have a varied diet, and bonobos are from Africa but do not walk on knuckles. Therefore, the correct answer is Gorillas.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these human characteristics are of primate heritage?(Choose threee)

    • A.

      Teeth

    • B.

      Tails

    • C.

      Vision

    • D.

      Bipedal Locomotion

    • E.

      Omnivorous Diet

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Teeth
    C. Vision
    E. Omnivorous Diet
    Explanation
    The three human characteristics that are of primate heritage are teeth, vision, and an omnivorous diet. Primates, including humans, have evolved specialized teeth that are adapted for their specific diets. Vision is also a characteristic shared by primates, as they have forward-facing eyes that provide depth perception and color vision. Lastly, primates, including humans, have an omnivorous diet, meaning they eat both plant and animal foods. This adaptation allows them to obtain a wide range of nutrients from different sources.

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  • 24. 

    Which ape is from equitorial Africa, and eats a variety of foods?

    • A.

      Gorillas

    • B.

      Orangutans

    • C.

      Chimpanzees

    Correct Answer
    C. Chimpanzees
    Explanation
    Chimpanzees are from equatorial Africa and are known to have a diverse diet, including fruits, leaves, seeds, insects, and even small animals. They are highly adaptable and can survive in a variety of habitats, ranging from rainforests to grasslands. Gorillas are also from equatorial Africa but primarily eat plant-based foods, while orangutans are native to Southeast Asia and have a diet mainly consisting of fruits. Therefore, the correct answer is chimpanzees.

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  • 25. 

    What family do humans belong to?

    • A.

      Hominid

    • B.

      Hominoid

    • C.

      Homo

    • D.

      Sapiens

    Correct Answer
    A. Hominid
    Explanation
    Humans belong to the family Hominid because Hominid is the taxonomic family that includes modern humans and their closest extinct relatives. This family also includes other species of bipedal primates such as Australopithecus and Homo habilis. Hominoid refers to a larger taxonomic group that includes both hominids and apes, but humans specifically belong to the Hominid family. Homo is the genus to which humans belong, and Homo sapiens is the species name for modern humans.

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  • 26. 

    What species do humans belong to?

    • A.

      Hominid

    • B.

      Hominoid

    • C.

      Homo

    • D.

      Sapiens

    Correct Answer
    D. Sapiens
    Explanation
    Humans belong to the species Homo sapiens. "Homo" refers to the genus to which humans belong, and "sapiens" refers to the specific species within that genus. This classification is based on the biological and genetic characteristics that distinguish humans from other species within the Homo genus.

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  • 27. 

    Which human characteristics did NOT come from apes?(Choose three)

    • A.

      Dependence on culture

    • B.

      Grasping Hands

    • C.

      Vision

    • D.

      Increase in brain size

    • E.

      Bipedal locomotion

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Dependence on culture
    D. Increase in brain size
    E. Bipedal locomotion
    Explanation
    The three human characteristics that did not come from apes are dependence on culture, increase in brain size, and bipedal locomotion. Apes do not exhibit the same level of dependence on culture as humans do, as culture is a uniquely human characteristic. While apes do have some grasping abilities, humans have more developed grasping hands that allow for fine motor skills and tool use. Vision is a characteristic shared by both humans and apes. Finally, bipedal locomotion is a human characteristic that sets us apart from apes, who primarily use quadrupedal locomotion.

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  • 28. 

    CHAPTER 7What are the two different perspectives on primate behavior?(Choose two)

    • A.

      Ecological

    • B.

      Economical

    • C.

      Evolutionary

    • D.

      Especially

    • E.

      Environmental

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ecological
    C. Evolutionary
    Explanation
    The two different perspectives on primate behavior are ecological and evolutionary. The ecological perspective focuses on understanding how primates interact with their environment and how their behavior is influenced by factors such as food availability and habitat. The evolutionary perspective, on the other hand, looks at the behavior of primates from an evolutionary standpoint, examining how certain behaviors have evolved over time and how they contribute to the survival and reproductive success of individuals.

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  • 29. 

    Which perspective studies the relationship between behavior, environment, and biological traits?

    • A.

      Ecology

    • B.

      Evolutionary

    Correct Answer
    A. Ecology
    Explanation
    Ecology is the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment. It focuses on how organisms interact with their surroundings and how these interactions influence their behavior and biological traits. Therefore, ecology is the perspective that studies the relationship between behavior, environment, and biological traits.

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  • 30. 

    What causes Social Structures among primates?

    • A.

      Bipedal Locomotion

    • B.

      Natural Selection

    • C.

      Developed Senses

    Correct Answer
    B. Natural Selection
    Explanation
    Social structures among primates are believed to be primarily influenced by natural selection. Natural selection refers to the process by which certain traits or behaviors that increase an organism's chances of survival and reproduction are favored and passed on to future generations. In the case of primates, social structures such as hierarchies and group living have likely evolved as advantageous strategies for accessing resources, avoiding predators, and increasing reproductive success. Through natural selection, primates with social behaviors that enhance their survival and reproductive fitness would have been more likely to pass on these traits, leading to the development and maintenance of social structures in primates.

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  • 31. 

    What are two things that can influence Social Structures?

    • A.

      Predation

    • B.

      Resources

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Predation
    B. Resources
    Explanation
    Predation and resources are two factors that can influence social structures. Predation refers to the act of one organism hunting and feeding on another, which can lead to changes in the behavior and organization of social groups. The presence of predators can result in the formation of defensive alliances or the development of hierarchical structures within a social group. On the other hand, resources such as food, water, and shelter play a crucial role in determining the social dynamics and organization of a group. The availability or scarcity of resources can lead to competition, cooperation, or even territorial behavior among individuals within a social structure.

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  • 32. 

    What solves Major Adaptive Problems?

    • A.

      Abundant Resources

    • B.

      Predators

    • C.

      Social Context

    Correct Answer
    C. Social Context
    Explanation
    Social context solves major adaptive problems because it refers to the social environment in which individuals live and interact. The social context includes factors such as social norms, cultural values, and social relationships. These elements play a crucial role in shaping individuals' behavior, decision-making, and adaptation to their surroundings. By understanding and adapting to the social context, individuals can effectively solve major adaptive problems and navigate their social environment successfully.

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  • 33. 

    Where are most of a Social Structure's resources?

    • A.

      In the Home Range

    • B.

      In the Resource Depot

    • C.

      In the Core Area

    Correct Answer
    C. In the Core Area
    Explanation
    In a social structure, the core area is where most of the resources are concentrated. This area serves as the central hub where individuals within the social group gather and interact. It is typically the most important and valuable part of the social structure, providing essential resources such as food, water, shelter, and protection. The core area is crucial for the survival and well-being of the individuals within the social group, making it the primary location for accessing resources.

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  • 34. 

    What are the two types of group behaviors in Social Structures?(Choose two)

    • A.

      Affiliative (Grooming)

    • B.

      Gathering (Resources)

    • C.

      Reproductive (Reproducing)

    • D.

      Atruism (Risk, Predators)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Affiliative (Grooming)
    D. Atruism (Risk, Predators)
    Explanation
    The two types of group behaviors in social structures are affiliative (grooming) and altruism (risk, predators). Affiliative behavior refers to actions such as grooming, where individuals engage in activities that promote social bonds and cooperation within the group. Altruistic behavior involves individuals taking risks or sacrificing their own well-being to protect the group from predators or other dangers. Both of these behaviors play important roles in maintaining social cohesion and ensuring the survival and success of the group.

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  • 35. 

    What are the two ways that primates' behaviors can be learned?

    • A.

      By Studying

    • B.

      By Observation

    • C.

      By Tradition (Passed to offspring)

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. By Observation
    C. By Tradition (Passed to offspring)
    Explanation
    Primates' behaviors can be learned through observation, as they have the ability to imitate and learn from others in their social group. They can also learn behaviors through tradition, where certain behaviors are passed down from one generation to another. This can include cultural practices, such as tool use or communication methods, that are learned and maintained within a specific primate group.

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  • 36. 

    Which APE uses tools?

    • A.

      Gorillas

    • B.

      Chimpanzees

    • C.

      Orangutans

    Correct Answer
    B. Chimpanzees
    Explanation
    Chimpanzees are known to use tools in their daily activities. They have been observed using sticks to extract insects from trees, using rocks to crack nuts, and even using leaves as sponges to soak up water. This tool usage demonstrates their problem-solving abilities and their ability to adapt to their environment. While gorillas and orangutans are highly intelligent, they are not as well-known for their tool usage as chimpanzees.

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  • 37. 

    Which of these is NOT an example of how chimpanzees use tools?

    • A.

      Termite Fishing

    • B.

      Leaf Sponges

    • C.

      Hammer Stones

    • D.

      Hunting Galagos

    • E.

      Wood Shelters

    Correct Answer
    E. Wood Shelters
    Explanation
    Chimpanzees are known to use tools in various ways, including termite fishing, where they use sticks to extract termites from their nests. They also use leaf sponges, where they fold leaves to soak up water and then drink from it. Hammer stones are used by chimpanzees to crack open nuts and shells. Hunting galagos involves chimpanzees using sticks to capture small primates. However, wood shelters are not an example of how chimpanzees use tools. Chimpanzees do not construct shelters out of wood like humans do; instead, they typically build nests in trees using branches and leaves.

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  • 38. 

    True or Wrong?The Kanzi chimpanzees make sharp stone flakes

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Wrong

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Kanzi chimpanzees have been observed making sharp stone flakes. This behavior demonstrates their ability to engage in stone tool production, which is a significant cognitive skill. The use of sharp stone flakes also indicates their capability to modify objects for various purposes, such as cutting or scraping. This behavior is not commonly seen in other non-human primates, highlighting the unique cognitive abilities of the Kanzi chimpanzees.

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  • 39. 

    True or Wrong?Humans use an "Open" system of language, and Apes use a "Closed" system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Wrong

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Humans use an "Open" system of language, which means that they have the ability to generate new words and expressions to convey new ideas and concepts. On the other hand, apes use a "Closed" system of communication, where their vocalizations are limited to a fixed set of calls and gestures that are specific to certain situations. This restricts their ability to create novel expressions and limits the complexity of their communication compared to humans. Therefore, the statement that humans use an "Open" system of language and apes use a "Closed" system is true.

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  • 40. 

    True or Wrong?Gorilla experiments were done with Chantek, and Orangutan experiments were done with Koko.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. Wrong
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect because it states that Gorilla experiments were done with Chantek and Orangutan experiments were done with Koko. However, Chantek was actually an Orangutan and Koko was a Gorilla. Therefore, the correct answer is "Wrong."

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  • 41. 

    True or Wrong?Evolutionary Continuum is the basis of Animal Research

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Wrong

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Evolutionary Continuum is the basis of Animal Research" is true. Animal research often relies on the understanding of evolutionary relationships between different species. By studying the similarities and differences in anatomy, physiology, and behavior across various animals, researchers can gain insights into the evolutionary processes that have shaped life on Earth. This knowledge is crucial for understanding the biological mechanisms underlying diseases, developing new treatments, and advancing scientific knowledge in general. Therefore, the evolutionary continuum serves as a foundation for animal research.

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  • 42. 

    True or Wrong?Humans' and Apes' have functionally different neurological processes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. Wrong
    Explanation
    Humans and apes have similar neurological processes, as they both belong to the same family of primates. While there may be some differences in the specific functions or capabilities of their neurological processes, it is incorrect to say that they have functionally different processes. Both humans and apes have complex brains and exhibit similar cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving and social interaction. Therefore, the statement that humans and apes have functionally different neurological processes is incorrect.

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  • 43. 

    CHAPTER 8Which of these is NOT a geological time period?

    • A.

      Paleocene

    • B.

      Eocene

    • C.

      Oligocene

    • D.

      Miocene

    • E.

      Kerosene

    Correct Answer
    E. Kerosene
    Explanation
    Kerosene is not a geological time period because it is a type of fuel, specifically a flammable hydrocarbon liquid commonly used as a fuel for lamps, stoves, and jet engines. Geological time periods refer to divisions of time in Earth's history based on significant geological and biological events. The other options listed (Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, and Miocene) are all legitimate geological time periods that represent different stages of Earth's history.

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  • 44. 

    List the four levels of primate evolution in order

    • A.

      Prosimian, Hominoid, Hominid, Anthropoid

    • B.

      Prosimian, Anthropoid, Hominoid, Hominid

    • C.

      Prosimian, Anthropoid, Hominid, Hominoid

    • D.

      Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose

    Correct Answer
    B. Prosimian, Anthropoid, Hominoid, Hominid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Prosimian, Anthropoid, Hominoid, Hominid. This order represents the four levels of primate evolution, starting with the most primitive group (Prosimian) and progressing to the more advanced groups (Anthropoid, Hominoid, Hominid). The Prosimians include lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers, while Anthropoids include monkeys, apes, and humans. Hominoids refer to the superfamily that includes apes and humans, and Hominids specifically refer to the family that includes humans and their closest relatives.

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  • 45. 

    Which time period was 65 million years ago?

    • A.

      Paleocene

    • B.

      Eocene

    • C.

      Oligocene

    • D.

      Miocene

    Correct Answer
    A. Paleocene
    Explanation
    The Paleocene epoch occurred approximately 65 million years ago, immediately following the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time period is characterized by the recovery and diversification of mammal species, as well as the emergence of new plant groups. The Paleocene is an important period in Earth's history as it marks the beginning of the Cenozoic Era, which is the current era we are in.

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  • 46. 

    In which of these time periods were North America and Europe CONNECTED?

    • A.

      Paleocene

    • B.

      Eocene

    • C.

      Oligocene

    • D.

      Miocene

    Correct Answer
    B. Eocene
    Explanation
    During the Eocene time period, North America and Europe were connected. This is supported by geological evidence such as the presence of similar fossils and rock formations in both regions during this time. The connection between North America and Europe allowed for the exchange of plant and animal species, leading to similarities in their ecosystems. This period is known for the spread of mammals and the diversification of plant life, indicating a connection between the two continents.

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  • 47. 

    Which of these time periods included MAMMAL radiation?

    • A.

      Paleocene

    • B.

      Eocene

    • C.

      Oligocene

    • D.

      Miocene

    Correct Answer
    A. Paleocene
    Explanation
    The Paleocene is the correct answer because it is the first epoch of the Paleogene period, which followed the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. During the Paleocene, mammals began to diversify and radiate into various ecological niches. This period is known for the emergence of early primates, as well as the evolution of other mammalian groups such as rodents and ungulates. Therefore, the Paleocene is the time period that included mammal radiation.

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  • 48. 

    Which of these time periods included PROSIMIAN radiation?

    • A.

      Paleocene

    • B.

      Eocene

    • C.

      Oligocene

    • D.

      Miocene

    Correct Answer
    B. Eocene
    Explanation
    During the Eocene time period, there was a significant radiation of PROSIMIAN primates. This means that there was a rapid diversification and expansion of PROSIMIAN species during this period. Therefore, the correct answer is Eocene.

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  • 49. 

    Which time period had the Fayum Fossils, ANTHROPOID radiation, and separated continents?

    • A.

      Paleocene

    • B.

      Eocene

    • C.

      Oligocene

    • D.

      Miocene

    Correct Answer
    C. Oligocene
    Explanation
    During the Oligocene time period, the Fayum Fossils were discovered in Egypt, providing important insights into the evolution of early primates. This period also witnessed the ANTHROPOID radiation, which refers to the diversification and spread of anthropoid primates, including monkeys, apes, and humans. Additionally, the Oligocene was a time of significant tectonic activity, leading to the separation of continents and the formation of new landmasses.

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  • 50. 

    What two long words describe the Fayum?

    • A.

      Apidium

    • B.

      Aegyptopithecus

    • C.

      AAAAAAH!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Apidium
    B. Aegyptopithecus

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