Human Origins - Discussion Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT found in lemurs and lorises, but is found in anthropoids?
    • A. 

      Dental Comb

    • B. 

      Fully Enclosed Eye Socket

    • C. 

      Grooming Claw

    • D. 

      Unfused Mandibular Symphsis

  • 2. 
    Catarrihini consists of all these primates except:
    • A. 

      Cercopithecoids and Hominoids

    • B. 

      Cercopithecoids and Strepsirrhines

    • C. 

      Platyrrhines and Hominoids

    • D. 

      Platyrrhines and Strepsirrhines

  • 3. 
    How many premolars does a Platyrrhine have in its dental formula?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is true about Anthropoidea relative to Lemuriformes?
    • A. 

      They are usually nocturnal.

    • B. 

      They have a moist rhinarium.

    • C. 

      They have larger brains relative to body size.

    • D. 

      They have laterally placed eyes.

  • 5. 
    When a female has multiple male sex partners, this is known as:
    • A. 

      Harem Behavior

    • B. 

      Monogamy

    • C. 

      Polyandry

    • D. 

      Polygyny

  • 6. 
    According to Hamilton's Rule, an individual is more likely to act altruistically towards a:
    • A. 

      Cousin

    • B. 

      Friend

    • C. 

      Sibling

    • D. 

      Stranger

  • 7. 
    The infraorder Anthropoidea is divided into what 2 parvorders?
    • A. 

      Archonta and Monotremata

    • B. 

      Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea

    • C. 

      Platyrrhini and Catarrhini

    • D. 

      Strepsirhini and Haplorhini

  • 8. 
    A fused mandible (lower jaw bone) in monkeys and apes in relation to lemurs and lorises is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Ancestral Trait

    • B. 

      Derived Trait

    • C. 

      Homologous Trait

    • D. 

      Plesiomorphic Trait

  • 9. 
    The form of habitual locomotion that can be observed in tarsiers is called:
    • A. 

      Brachiation

    • B. 

      Knuckle-walking

    • C. 

      Terrestrial Quadrupedalism

    • D. 

      Vertical Clinging and Leaping

  • 10. 
    Humans belong to the subfamily:
    • A. 

      Cebinae

    • B. 

      Homininae

    • C. 

      Hylobatinae

    • D. 

      Pitheciinae

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