Question Set: (answer the following with short answers,but be sure to answer each question thoroughly.)
1.Use the Ring-tailed Lemur to answer the following questions. Include at least two references for this question set (a-d).
What type of social group characterizes your primate? (e.g. solitary, fission-fusion, monogamous, multi-male/multi-female, etc.)
How does this social group work for this primate? Describe the structure and interactions.
What are two benefits of this type of social group?
What are two disadvantages of this type of social group?
References: (do not use Wikipedia or any source that is not educational. Use .pbs or .edu)
2.Answer the following questions about the Foraging and Social Intelligence Hypothesis:
Describe the Foraging Hypothesis. What does it add to the Expensive Tissue Hypothesis?
Describe the Social Intelligence Hypothesis.
Answer the following questions about the “So Human, So Chimp” video
Describe one of the primate experiments that is presented in the video. Include the following information: 1) what species of primate is participating (including humans!); 2) a full description of the experiment (including both human and primate parts when applicable); 3) the results of the experiment; and 4) the conclusion that is reached about primate intelligence.
After watching the video, what do you think is the “human spark”? What is the characteristic of human intelligence that is most important in separating humans from our closest primate relatives?