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Which of the following are most closely related
a) Paranthropus robustus and Homo habilis
b) Paranthropus robustus and Homo erectus
c) Australopithecus anamensis and Homo habilis
d) Homo sapiens and Homo erectus

Which of the following is true about hominid evolution
a) It proceeded by the simple, straight-line transformation of one species into another
b) It occurred randomly with no relationship between one species to another
c) It occurred through a series of complex adaptive radiations which produced a large number of species.
d) It took place in relatively simple steps with no complex evolution

The word prehensile refers to
a) Having an opposable thumb
b) Walking on two feet
c) Having a tail that can be used as an extra hand
d) The ability to grasp things with your feet

The ability to merge visual images from both eyes, which provides depth perception and three-dimensional view of the world is called
a) binocular vision
b) bifocal vision
c) monocular vision
d) monofocal vision

Primates consist of two groups, anthropoids and
a) monotremes
b) apes
c) hominids
d) prosimians

How many hominid species exist today?
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) six

All Of the following are characteristics of prosimians EXCEPT for
a) nocturnal
b) small in size
c) large eyes
d) diurnal

All of the following are characteristics and examples of Old World Monkeys EXCEPT for
a) Found in Africa and Asia
b) Includes baboons and macaques
c) Lack prehensile tails
d) Includes squirrel monkeys and spider monkeys

All of the following are adaptations that are shared by primates EXCEPT for
a) Binocular vision
b) Well-developed cerebrum
c) Prehensile tail
d) Relatively long fingers and toes

The ability to walk upright is helped by which of the following
a) a C shaped spine
b) an S shaped spine
c) a pelvis that is long and narrow
d) thigh bones angled away from the pelvis

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