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Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior

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Which of the following can be said about most primates in general?

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1. Which of the following physical characteristics distinguishes human beings from other primates?

2. Which of the following distinguishes human communication from other primates?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the evolution of primates. You will be quizzed on behavioral and physical characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Generalization of primates
  • Physical features that separate humans from other primates
  • Human communication versus primate's communication
  • The result of learning and association
  • Closest relatives to humans

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related evolution of primates lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about evolution of primates in a different light
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about evolution of primates

Additional Learning

To learn more about the evolution of primates, review the accompanying lesson Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine the physical characteristics of primates and humans
  • Define arboreal
  • Understand prehensile capability
  • Know the behavioral characteristics of primates and humans
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