Practice Quiz for
New World Monkeys

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1 Which of the following statements is true about the New World monkeys?
a) Most of them are omnivorous with a substantial part of their diet being meat from small rodents, monkeys, and birds.
b) Some of them are semi-terrestrial.
c) They live in the forests and grasslands of Central and South America
d) b and c
e) none of the above
2 Which of the following is characteristic of members of the New World monkey Family Callitricidae?
a) They have prehensile tails.
b) They are the smallest New World monkeys.
c) They usually give birth to only one child at at time and the mother is the only one who raises the young.
d) all of the above
3 Prehensile tails are found among:
a) marmosets and tamarins
b) the family Callitricidae
c) the family Cebidae
d) all of the above
4 Which of the following statements is true about the New World monkeys?
a) They are all diurnal.
b) They all live in small nuclear family groups.
c) None of them is larger than a small domestic cat.
d) none of the above
5 Howler monkeys make loud vocalizations with a specialized larynx and throat that expands like a balloon. Their deep, throaty sound is used primarily for:
a) marking and defending territory
b) attracting mates
c) scaring away predators
d) none of the above
6 Which of the following statements is true of marmosets and tamarins?
a) Their thumbs are not opposable with the tips of their fingers.
b) They have claws on all digits except for their big toes, which have nails.
c) They lack the ability to change their facial expressions.
d) all of the above
7 Which New World monkey species has been observed using tools to obtain food in their natural habitat?
a) howler monkeys
b) tamarins
c) capuchins
d) all of the above


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