Quiz 1 chapters 1-6

Quiz 1 Chapters 1-6
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Unformatted text preview: Question 1 0 out of 2 points Two important distinguishing features of the primate hand are the opposable thumb and the presence of sensitive pads on the tips of the digits. Selected Answer: False Correct Answer: True Question 2 2 out of 2 points Dark pigmentation may help prevent skin cancer from developing. Selected Answer: True Correct Answer: True Question 3 0 out of 2 points Nonmoveable artifacts, such as hearths, pits, or walls, are referred to by archaeologists as: Selected Answer: fossil localities Correct Answer: features Question 4 2 out of 2 points The rapid diversification and adaptation of an evolving population into new ecological niches is known as: Selected Answer: adaptive radiation Correct Answer: adaptive radiation Question 5 2 out of 2 points Grooming in primates is primarily a(n) __________ activity. Selected Answer: social Correct Answer: social Question 6 2 out of 2 points The people known as classical archaeologists conduct research on: Selected Answer: ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome Correct Answer: ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome Question 7 2 out of 2 points Today, anthropologists agree that there are six races of humans on the earth. Selected Answer: False Correct Answer: False Question 8 2 out of 2 points Gigantopithecus is probably the ancestor of modern day gorillas. Selected Answer: False Correct Answer: False Question 9 2 out of 2 points Anthropology is said to be "holistic" because it: Selected Answer: combines studies of biological and cultural phenomena Correct Answer: combines studies of biological and cultural phenomena Question 10 2 out of 2 points Mutation is the only source of new genetic variation. Selected Answer: True Correct Answer: True Question 11 2 out of 2 points One of the first fossil finds of human ancestors was in Germany; this early human species was: Selected Answer: Neandertal man Correct Answer: Neandertal man Question 12 2 out of 2 points Recent studies indicate that from a genetic standpoint, chimpanzees and humans are almost __________ percent identical. Selected Answer: 98 Correct Answer: 98 Question 13 2 out of 2 points Variation within species and reproductive success are the basis of natural selection. Selected Answer: True Correct Answer: True Question 14 2 out of 2 points An ideology that advocates the superiority of certain races and inferiority of others and leads to prejudice and discrimination is: Selected Answer: racism Correct Answer: racism ...
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