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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology 152 Winter 2003 Midterm #2 Key Total = 100 Multiple Choice = 2 pts. each 1. In the great Sahel, in the land of Chad; They found a skull that was very odd. To call it an ape just isnt fair, Cause its canine A. was sectorial. B. was 3 million years old. C. had apical wear. D. all of the above. E. A and B only. 2. Sahelanthropus tchadensis A. is directly dated by Potassium Argon methods. B. has browridges that are more strongly built than those seen in modern chimps or Australopithecus . C. is known to have been a biped because of the construction of its big toe. D. all of the above. E. A and B only. 3. The paleoenvironment associated with the earliest hominids A. can be reconstructed from the kinds of animals associated with the hominids. B. was most likely woodland and not open savanna. C. can be determined by directly measuring the Oxygen Isotope ratios in the hominid fossils. D. all of the above. E. A and B only. 4. Orrorin tugenensis A. is known from Kenya. B. has a relatively small canine compared to those of apes. C. had an unknown gait because no postcranial specimens have been associated with it. D. all of the above. E. A and B only. 5. In most aspects of their craniodental morphology the earliest hominids are ape-like. This implies that A. they should be classified in the family Pongidae. B. they are close to the last common ancestor of apes and people. C. these ape-like traits are synapomorphies relative to later species of hominid....
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