Primates and Human Origin


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Which of the following is considered to be one of the most primitive of the primates?

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1. Which of the following primates are we most closely related to?

2. Which of the following is NOT true about primates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different groups of primates, dependent on their evolution and physical traits, though they all share certain characteristics. The printable worksheet and the interactive quiz will ask you questions on their specifics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Which animal is considered one of the most primitive primate
  • The primates that humans are most closely related to
  • Characteristics of primates
  • Specific examples of anthropoids
  • What is unique about monkeys

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on primates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what primate humans are most related to, and which subgroup of primates humans belong to
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the categorization of primates and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about primates, review the corresponding lesson titled Primates and Human Origin. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss various characteristics of primates
  • Examine primitive primates, including lemurs, lorises, and pottos
  • Identify the tarsiers and the anthropoids