Case Study: Primate Communication & Language


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Which of these is not a great ape?

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1. While this can vary by species, monkeys mostly rely on _____ as their primary form of communication.

2. Many great apes, notably chimpanzees, have learned to communicate using what form of human communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do monkeys rely on as their primary form of communication? This quiz and worksheet can test your ability to answer this question and others about a case study on primate communication and language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Great apes
  • How monkeys primarily communicate
  • A form of human communication used by chimpanzees
  • Affiliative behavior
  • The first protohuman languages

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about great apes and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between human communication and chimpanzees
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about affiliative behavior

Additional Learning

To get an even better understanding of this subject, check out the lesson titled Case Study: Primate Communication & Language. Here are some of the topics you'll find in this lesson:

  • Traits of primate communication
  • Communication between humans and great apes
  • Studies on nonhuman primate communication