A105 2004 Final Exam Study Guide

Your final exam will have about 80 - 100 OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS, mostly with a multiple choice or matching format. Some of these multiple choice questions will simply ask you about basic facts, but some will be more complex, as on the previous in-class exams.

We will assign you a grade based on your score, and this grade will be worth 25% of your course grade.

The exam is partly COMPREHENSIVE, because it will ask you to make connections between the major topics covered at different times in the semester.

In addition, over half the questions on this exam will specifically cover the lectures and section topics since the last in-class exam, with a particular focus on the following reading assignments

Study Hints:

Reminder: I have posted lecture outlines and additional notes on the class web page. While they aren't as pretty as the in-class versions, they ain't bad and should help remind you about the main points we covered in class. Take advantage of these resources to help you study! Review all the terms that have been mentioned in class and highlighted in the readings. You will be expected to understand these terms when used in the context of a question.

Important specific concepts and terms to review since the last exam:

Here are some examples of the types of specific questions you will be asked.

Many of the questions on this exam will be comprehensive, in that they expect you to remember the basic concepts (e.g. adaptation, adaptive radiation, and basic primate traits) covered on the first two exams, and put them in general context. You will be asked questions that bring together and compare the large patterns of biological and cultural change we have studied, within a general evolutionary and primatological framework.

Here are some examples of the types of general/comprehensive questions you will be asked. You will review some examples in section this week.

 Prosimians  monkeys  apes  Australopithecine  fossil Homo  Homo sapiens sapiens

What traits to all primates share ?


What traits distinguish anthropoids from prosimians ?


What key traits distinguish apes & humans from monkeys ?


What key traits distinguish the human family from apes ?

What traits distinguish the genus Homo from other fossil humans?
 How are modern humans different from other hominid species?

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