Week 4 Review Questions
A gene that has numerous effects on an organisms phenotype is said to be
In most sexually reproducing organisms, females have _
compared to males of their species.
A) Greater p
Week 8 Review Questions
Which of the following is NOT characteristic of orangutans?
A) Bimaturism, in which males can develop two alternate
phenotypes [and associated reproductive strategies].
B) Habitual tool use in the wild.
C) Terrestrial knuckle-walki
Week 10 Review Questions
Based on current evidence, which of the following statements is TRUE
about the earliest possible hominins (Sahelanthropus, Orrorin,
A) They are all grouped within the same genus.
B) They all evolved from a knuckle-w
Week 9 Review Questions
According to the best current evidence, which of the following is
NOT TRUE regarding wild chimpanzees and bonobos?
A) Compared to bonobos, chimpanzees make and use tools much more frequently
and in more contexts.
B) Bonobos do not
Introduction to the
So how do we determine how
living species or populations
Homology reflects common
Not all traits are equally useful
What traits are ancestral (primitive) vs. derived vs. unique?
Was the LCA a knuckle-walker?
If LCA was a knuckle-walker:
Pan and Gorilla are useful models to
understand how bipedalism evolved
Should see traces of knuckle-walking
adaptations in earliest hominins
If LCA was not a knuckle-walker:
Week 3 Review Questions
Which of the following is NOT among the functions of proteins?
A) Serving as messages and signals (e.g. as hormones)
B) Providing physical structure and support for cells and tissues
C) As antibodies (protection from bacteria or vi
Goals for this week
Introduce major themes of the class
Review the syllabus
Review history of evolutionary thinking
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is a 4-subfield,
Genetics: Cells and
Week 2 Review Questions
1) In Lamarckian evolution, it is _ that evolve new and
heritable traits. In Darwinian evolution, it is _ that evolve.
A) populations, individual organisms
B) populations, species
C) species, individua
Evolution by Natural
Goals for today
Outline Darwins two big ideas: Evolution and Natural
Review the evidence Darwin presented in Origin of
Species and its implications
Back in England
Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913)
On the Origin
Week 6 Review Questions
Which of the following is NOT true of Callitrichids?
A) They are among the few primate clades that practice
B) They are found only in the New World.
C) They are Platyrrhine primates.
D) They have a tapetum lu