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 Post subject: Primate Quizz (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:49 pm 
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I'm not sure how many people are interested in African Primates, but I sure am. I am a qualified Behaviour Guide to African Primates, and thought I'd open up a quizz section for these beauties..

So, here goes, with the first question:

What percentage of Primates live in rain forests, where they tend to be the dominant mammals?


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I am a qualified Behaviour Guide to African Primates

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Now does that include us....? nah never mind :D :D :D


I would think that most of the primate species are to be found in rain forests... and with some logical calculations....


80- 90% ?


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Very nice guess I'd have to say. :lol:

With the exception of a few macaques and langurs that have adapted to temperate Japan and China, primates are confined to the tropics and 80% of them live in rain forests, where they tend to be the dominant mammals. As many as 17 or 18 different species coexist in the DRC’s Semliki Forest and on Mt. Cameroon.


Next question:

Nice and easy... True or False.

"Female promiscuity is such that even pregnant chimpanzees continue to copulate through the first trimester."


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You don't play with the level of your questions....

It is true


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Lol.. It's difficult sometimes to choose a question. :P

Unfortunately, the answer is FALSE.

Chimpanzees are extremely good parents, and once they're pregnant, their lives revolve around their pregnancy.

After finally producing an offspring at 13 – 14 years old, females remain unreceptive for 3 - 4 years and then resume cycling and mating for 1 - 6 months until conception.


(Other people are welcome to post questions as well).


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Multiple Choice (Choose a, b, c, d or e):

In regards to Babboons.

Wahoo is a distinctive call given
i) only by adult males
ii) in response to disturbance by a predator
iii) during inter-troop and intra-troop aggression
iv) to maintain or increase distance from outsiders
v) to reassure lower-ranking individuals

a) None of the above
b) All of the above
c) ii, iii & v
d) i, ii, iii & iv
e) ii, iii, iv & v


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@ LadyRaven.

We have found it better to have your quiz one of two types:

1. A Quizmaster quiz (QM). This type remains the property of the person that started it, and that person asks all the questions. We currently have (in my opinion) too few of these.

2. A Revolving quiz (RV). The first person with the correct answer is appointed to ask the next question.

It is not good to have a quiz where different persons ask different questions without a certain order. (As per your previous remark). It tends to get quite messy.

I propose that you make your quiz a Quiz Mater (QM) quiz, since you seem to know a lot about primates. The advantage of such a quiz is simply that people tend not to be hesitant to answer questions, because they know that they don't have to ask the next question.

Hope it makes sense!
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Yes, that makes plenty of sense.. And sure, no problem. I can do all the questions. It will keep being a slight different format though... General questions asking for specific answers, multiple choice, or true and false.

The nice thing about this is that other people get to learn a lot along the way, and I would love to see more people showing an interest in Primates.

Whenever I'm at Kruger (and other parks), visitors tend to be far too quick to pass on Primate viewings. :|


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:clap: Can't wait!

Wahoo!
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Let me try d.

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:lol: :clap:

Very nice.

Next question:

Relating to this image...

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What am I?
Where on my body is this?


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Looks like a primate sitting. From the side.. Top of knee and part of the elbow visible....? One of the lemurs?


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Unfortunately, that's quite far off in both regards..


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ill take a guess , it looks to me as if it may be a baboon :redface: wait maybe a gorilla and i think its the shoulder side profile

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I like the idea of this quiz!! :clap:

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