Practice Quiz for Background
to Primate Behavior

No. of Questions= 5

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1 How do animals adapt to their environments?
a)  with genetically inherited behavioral patterns
b)  with learned behavioral patterns
c)  both of the above
d)  none of the above
2 Which of the following statements is true of primate studies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
a) They were mostly carried out in zoos.
b) They usually underestimated the amount of primate aggressive behavior.
c) Their conclusions about primate behavioral patterns are generally still considered to be valid.
d) a and b
3 The people who carry out scientific studies of non-human primate behavioral patterns are called:
a) simians
b) primatologists
c) psychologists
d) cytologists
4 Which of the following statements best describes the primate enclosures in our best zoos today?
a) They provide a completely natural environment.
b) They are now sufficiently interesting and varied to prevent apes from developing abnormal personalities.
c) The primates within these modern enclosures are allowed to select their own food and mates.
d) none of the above
5 How long should a primatologist study a community of free-ranging primates in order to get a thorough understanding of their behavioral patterns?
a) 1-3 months
b) 6 months to 1 year
c) at least half of the lifetime of an individual in the species being studied


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