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Ape Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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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.

diets are sometimes substantially different to that of other apes due in part to the development of what?
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?
Food acquisition.

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