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Primatology

Question 16 (1 point)
Dominance in baboon troops is evident in which of the following behaviours?

a. displacement of a less dominant by a more dominant male
b. frequent fighting for dominance status
c. the creation of harems
d. food offerings to more dominant individuals
e. all of the above

Question 17 (1 point)
Comparison of primate social organizations indicates which of the following points of significance for human behaviour?

a. Primates are highly territorial.
b. Primate social organizations emphasize dominance ranking.
c. Primate social organizations are primarily based upon innate propensities and behaviours.
d. Primate social organizations are flexible and responsive to environmental variation.

Question 18 (1 point)
Human societies differ most from other primate societies insofar as humans depend on:

a. a savanna habitat.
b. dominance hierarchies.
c. territoriality.
d. estrus cycles.
e. food sharing.

Question 19 (1 point)
Human sexual behaviour is unique in the primate order because of:

a. a lowered sexual desire.
b. a heightened sexual desire.
c. the presence of an estrus period.
d. the absence of an estrus period.
e. a lifelong bond between a single male-female pair.

Question 20 (1 point)
Human languages are different from call systems observed among apes and monkeys insofar as human forms:

a. can be produced in the absence of a direct stimulus.
b. are open and creative.
c. are based upon symbolism.
d. all of the above
e. none of the above, human and ape and monkey forms are different in degree and not in kind.

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Question 16 (1 point)
Dominance in baboon troops is evident in which of the following behaviours?

The answer is e. all of the above.

Question 17 (1 point)
Comparison of primate social organizations indicates which of the following points of significance for human behaviour?

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