Practice Quiz for Lorises

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1 Members of the Lorisiformes (i.e., loris infraorder of prosimians) live in which of the following areas?
a)  only South Asia
b)  South Asia and south of the Sahara Desert in Africa
c)  South Asia and the Island of Madagascar
2 Locomotor pattern refers to an animal's method of:
a) moving
b) locating food sources
c) marking territorial boundaries
d) socializing
3 Which of the following prosimians of mainland Africa are slow, deliberate climbers and creepers?
a) pottos
b) galagos
c) indris
4 The prosimians of mainland Africa and South Asia have been able to survive in the same environments as monkeys and apes by:
a) adopting a nocturnal, solitary life style
b) evolving scent glands that produce odors that repel monkeys
c) becoming more aggressive in fighting for territory
5 Which of the following primates are native to South Asia or the nearby islands?
a) pottos
b) galagos
c) lorises
d) none of the above
6 Which of the following is a large rat-size Southeast Asian Island primate that has enormous eyes and can rotate its head nearly 180? It also has a long hairless tail, except for a tuft on the end.
a) tarsier
b) gibbon
c) sifaka
7 A rhinarium is a:
a) moist pad of skin at the end of the nose
b) prosimian species from Africa
c) female lemur
8 Which of the following species are in the same biological order as humans?
a) lemurs
b) galagos
c) pottos
d) all of the above
e) none of the above
9 Which of the following Linnaean classification categories is the lowest level?
a) family
b) order
c) infraorder
d) suborder



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