Human Origins - Primate Evolution

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Primate Quizzes & Trivia

This is over primate evolution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    These are all monkeys, apes, and humans.
    • A. 

      Anthropoid

    • B. 

      Catarrhine

    • C. 

      Hominoid

    • D. 

      Platyrrhine

  • 2. 
    These are Old World monkeys, apes, and humans.
    • A. 

      Anthropoid

    • B. 

      Catarrhine

    • C. 

      Hominoid

    • D. 

      Platyrrhine

  • 3. 
    These have the dental formula of 2, 1, 2, 3.
    • A. 

      Anthropoid

    • B. 

      Catarrhine

    • C. 

      Hominoid

    • D. 

      Platyrrhine

  • 4. 
    These are New World monkeys.
    • A. 

      Anthropoid

    • B. 

      Catarrhine

    • C. 

      Hominoid

    • D. 

      Platyrrhine

  • 5. 
    These have the dental formula of 2, 1, 3, 3.
    • A. 

      Anthropoid

    • B. 

      Catarrhine

    • C. 

      Hominoid

    • D. 

      Platyrrhine

  • 6. 
    These are apes and humans.
    • A. 

      Anthropoid

    • B. 

      Catarrhine

    • C. 

      Hominoid

    • D. 

      Platyrrhine

  • 7. 
    The first archaic primates (or plesiadapiforms) appear during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 8. 
    This time period was about 65-55.8 million years ago.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 9. 
    This time period was about 55.8-33 million years ago.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 10. 
    Euprimates replace plesiadapiforms during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 11. 
    Lorisoids (lorises and galagos) evolved during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 12. 
    Tarsiers appear in fossil record during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 13. 
    The Algeripithecus, the earliest known anthropoid, appears during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 14. 
    The Catopithecus, the earliest known catarrhine, appears during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 15. 
    This time period was about 33-23 million years ago.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 16. 
    Most of these anthropoid fossils come from the Fayum in Egypt.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 17. 
    Old and New World anthropoids diverged during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 18. 
    New World monkeys reach South America (possibly even earlier) during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 19. 
    This time period was about 23-5.3 million years ago.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 20. 
    Dental apes and true apes appear in the fossil record during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 21. 
    Apes dispersed out of Africa to colonize Europe and Asia during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 22. 
    Gigantopithecus, the largest ape, lived in Asia during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 23. 
    The ancestors of extant apes evolved during this time.
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Miocene

    • C. 

      Oligocene

    • D. 

      Paleocene

  • 24. 
    _________________ most likely evolved in North America during the Paleocene period.
  • 25. 
    The 3 families of the plesiadapiforms are (in alphabetical order):
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