Practice Quiz for Lemurs

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1 The Order Primates is divided into which of the following suborders?
a)  Chondricthyes and Osteichthyes
b)  Lorisiformes and Lemuriformes
c)  Strepsirrhini  and Haplorrhini
d)  Prosimii, apes, and humans
 
2 Which of the following statements is true about lemurs and lorises?
     
a) They have also been called prosimians and pre-monkeys.
b) They only live in tropical forest areas of Central and South America.
c) Today they are found only in the New World.
d) b and c
3 Which of the following statements is true about lemurs?
     
a) The various species range in size from that of a mouse to a large domesticated cat.
b) Most species are nocturnal.
c) Some of them mark territory with scent.
d) all of the above
4 The natural habitat of lemurs today is limited to the tropical forests of:
a) South Asia and neighboring islands
b) South and Central Africa
c) Madagascar and neighboring islands
5 Which of the following prosimians mark their territories in the tree tops with loud, piercing vocalizations?
a) sifakas
b) indris
c) ring-tailed lemurs
6 Which of the following nocturnal prosimians species from Madagascar have long, narrow fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth?
     
a) aye-ayes
b) ring-tailed lemurs
c) chimpanzees
7 The sifakas of Madagascar are known for their unusual ability to:
a) hunt and quickly kill even the largest lemurs
b) walk slowly and deliberately along the tops of branches
c) jump more than 30 feet (9 m.) from tree to tree
8 There are _____ families of lemurs and their relatives on the island of Madagascar.
a) 0
b) 5
c) 12

 


 

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