Practice Quiz for Adaptations
for Group Living

No. of Questions= 9

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1 Which of the following statements is true of non-human primates?
a) Most species shape their environment in an adaptive way--they modify the environment so that it is easier for them to live.
b) Among most species, there is active, planned cooperation in acquiring food.
c) Chimpanzees have been observed using tools to help in acquiring food and water.
2 Which of the following statements is true of chimpanzees?
a) Their tool use is instinctive.
b) Different communities of chimpanzees invent different kinds of tools.
c) Their children must discover the necessary survival skills by themselves--their parents do not teach them.
3 Which of the following is an advantage of living in a group for non-human primates.
a) The young can learn survival skills from experienced, knowledgeable adults in the community.
b) It is easier to avoid being eaten by predators.
c) It is easier to acquire food.
d) all of the above
4 The majority of non-human primate species are primarily or exclusively:
a) vegetarians
b) carnivores
5 Which of the following statements is true of primates?
a) Compared to most other animals, primates have unusually large brain to body size ratios.
b) No primate other than humans can see themselves in a mirror.
c) Their relatively great intelligence is a result of nature selecting for tool making ability.
6 Based on the extent and diversity of natural habitats, what is the most biologically successful monkey?
a) marmosets
b) baboons
c) macaques
7 The most biologically successful ape has been the:
a) chimpanzees
b) gorillas
c) orangutans
8 The most biologically successful primate has been the:
a) chimpanzees
b) macaques
c) humans
9 Protocultural means:
a) having the beginnings of culture
b) not having any learned behavior patterns
c) complex culture like that of humans today


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