Amazing Animals: Primate Quiz
by Staff
Monkeys, apes and humans make up the primate animal grouping. Here is where we find our closest genetic relatives that exhibit familiar behaviors, including cultural practices, tool use and language acquisition. What separates primates from lower order animals is and what binds us together? Quit monkeying around and take the primate quiz to find out!

Which primate is the largest?

  • humans
  • gorillas
  • chimpanzees

Which is not classified as great ape?

  • chimpanzees
  • orangutans
  • tarsiers

What's the major anatomical difference between monkeys and apes?

  • Apes have opposable thumbs; monkeys do not.
  • Monkeys have tails; apes do not.
  • Apes walk upright; monkeys walk on all fours.

What can't be discovered by examining gorilla nests?

  • the size of the gorilla population
  • the whereabouts of poachers
  • the gorilla's level of health

What's likely the main reason that hominids took up bipedalism?

  • to conserve energy
  • to hunt
  • to use tools

Around what percentage of common DNA do humans and chimpanzees share?

  • 75 percent
  • 83 percent
  • 96 percent

What did Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee research reveal?

  • Chimpanzees can learn human language.
  • Chimpanzees use tools.
  • Chimpanzees split from humans around 4 million years ago.

Which great ape species is the only one native to Asia?

  • gorillas
  • orangutans
  • chimpanzees

What's the difference between Old World and New World monkeys?

  • age
  • geography
  • diet

Which country voted to grant great apes some human rights in 2008?

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain