Practice Quiz for Overview
of the Primates

No. of Questions= 15
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1 Which of the following characteristics is not shared by all primates?
a)  binocular vision
b)  three dimensional depth perception
c)  color vision like humans
2 When a hand grip is formed by partial bending or flexing of the fingers and the palm, sometimes with counter force applied by the thumb, it is a:
a) power grip
b) precision grip
c) digit
3 Which of the following animals is not a primate?
a) humans
b) apes
c) monkeys
d) all are primates
4 The Order Primates includes about how many living species?
a) 10
b) 77
c) 190
d) 556
5 Which of the following statements about primates is true?
a) Diurnal species are generally more sociable than nocturnal ones.
b) Most species are primarily terrestrial.
c) The diet of most species is primarily carnivorous.
d) none of the above
6 Pentadactylism refers to having:
a) five digits on the end of a hand or foot
b) an opposable thumb on each hand
c) a reptile-like reproductive system
d) reptile-like pointed teeth
7 Primates are:
a) mammals
b) relatively unspecialized in their physical adaptations
c) animals with large brains relative to their body size
d) all of the above
8 Primates:
a) are all medium dog size or larger with gorillas being the biggest
b) often groom each other's fur
c) generally lack sensitive tactile pads on the tips of their fingers
d) all of the above
9 Primates have:
a) long gestation periods for animals of their size
b) many offspring at a time--usually two or more
c) short natural life spans for animals of their size
d) none of the above
10 The strong primate collar bones (clavicles) and flexible shoulder joints are adapted primarily for:
a) running rapidly
b) climbing in trees
c) swimming
d) none of the above
11 Which of the following statements is true concerning primates?
a) No primates have prehensile feet.
b) 70% of primates have prehensile feet.
c) All primates except humans have prehensile feet.
d) All primates have prehensile feet.
12 When you hold a pencil while writing, you are using a ____________ grip.
a) power
b) pentadactyl
c) precision
13 ___________ refers to the sense of smell.
a) olfactory
b) bipedal
c) gustatory
d) auditory
14 Binocular vision is necessary for:
a) mutual grooming
b) three dimensional depth perception
c) quadrupedal locomotion
d) all of the above
15 Non-human primates mostly live in _______________ regions of the world.
a) tropical and subtropical
b) subtropical and temperate
c) all



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