Ape Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Ape trivia quiz questions with answers.


Ape Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

What are Apes?
A: Apes (Hominoidea) are a branch of Old World tailless anthropoid primates native to Africa and Southeast Asia.

They are the sister group of the what?
A: Old World monkeys.

They are distinguished from other primates by what?
A: A wider degree of freedom of motion at the shoulder joint.

In traditional and non-scientific use, the term "ape" excludes what?
A: Humans.

There are two extant branches of the superfamily Hominoidea: the gibbons, or lesser apes; and what?
A: The hominids, or great apes.

They are highly arboreal and what, on the ground?
A: Bbipedal.

They have lighter bodies and smaller what, than great apes?
A: Social groups.

Except for gorillas and humans, hominoids are agile what?
A: Climbers of trees.

Apes eat a variety of plant and animal foods, with the majority of food being what?
A: Plant foods, which can include fruit, leaves, stalks, roots and seeds, including nuts and grass seeds.

Human diets are sometimes substantially different to that of other apes due in part to the development of what?
A: Technology and a wide range of habitation.

Humans are by far the most numerous of the what?
A: Ape species.

Most non-human hominoids are rare or what?
A: Endangered.

The chief threat to most of the endangered species is loss of what?
A: Tropical rainforest habitat.

The great apes of Africa are also facing threat from what disease?
A: The Ebola virus.

Ebola is currently considered to be the greatest threat to what?
A: Survival of African apes,

Ebola is responsible for the death of how many gorillas and chimpanzees since 1990?
A: At least one third.

"Ape", from Old English apa, is a word of uncertain what?
A: Origin.

The term has a history of rather imprecise what?
A: Usage—and of comedic or punning usage in the vernacular.

Its earliest meaning was generally of any what?
A: Non-human anthropoid primate.

Later, after the term "monkey" had been introduced into English, "ape" was specialized to refer to a what?
A: A tailless (therefore exceptionally human-like) primate.

The primates called "apes" today became known to Europeans when?
A: After the 18th century.

As zoological knowledge developed, it became clear that taillessness occurred in what?
A: A number of different and otherwise distantly related species.

Modern biologists and primatologists refer to apes that are not human as what?
A: Non-human" apes.

The lesser apes are the gibbon family, Hylobatidae, of sixteen species; all are native to where?
A: Asia.

Their major differentiating characteristic is their what?
A: Long arms.

Their wrists are ball and socket joints as an evolutionary adaptation to what?
A: Their arboreal lifestyle.

Generally smaller than the African apes, the largest gibbon, the siamang, weighs up to how much?
A: 14 kg (31 lb).

How much does the smallest "great ape", the bonobo, weigh?
A: 34 to 60 kg (75 to 132 lb).

All the non-human hominoids are generally thought of as what?
A: Highly intelligent.

Scientific study has broadly confirmed that they perform very well on a wide range of what?
A: Cognitive tests.

The early studies by Wolfgang Köhler demonstrated exceptional problem-solving abilities in what?
A: Chimpanzees, which Köhler attributed to insight.

The use of tools has been repeatedly what?
A: Demonstrated.

Recently, the manufacture of “what”, has been documented, both in the wild and in laboratory tests?
A: Tools.

Imitation is much more easily demonstrated in "what" than in other primate species?
A: Great apes.

Almost all the studies in animal language acquisition have been done with what?
A: Great apes.

There is continuing dispute as to whether they demonstrate real what?
A: Language abilities.

There is no doubt that they involve significant feats of what?
A: Learning.

Chimpanzees in different parts of Africa have developed tools that are used in what?
A: Food acquisition.