Practice Quiz for Communication

No. of Questions= 6

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1 Which of the following statements is true of primates?
a) In the majority of species, individuals spend most of their lives alone.
b) They communicate with each other primarily with sounds.
c) Compared to other primate species, human communication is far more focused on the use of sounds.
2 Human languages have which of the following characteristics?
a) They are symbolic systems.
b) They are capable of discreteness.
c) They are capable of displacement.
d) all of the above
3 Many prosimian species, such as lemurs, communicate with each other by using olfactory sense signals. What does this mean?
a) They indicate their presence with odors.
b) They inform each other where they are in the forest with sounds.
c) They affect each other's emotional states by grooming.
4 Agonistic displays are:
a) excited expressions of happiness
b) threatening gestures, poses, or stares
c) neither of the above
5 Which of the following is a common form of agonistic display for baboons?
a) turning around to show their genitals from behind
b) flashing their eyelids
c) jumping up and down rapidly
6 Allogrooming is a common primate technique for:
a) communicating affection and reducing group tension
b) transmitting fleas and other body parasites
c) physically controlling children so that they do not leave the community
d) none of the above


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