Paleanthropology/Quiz

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Orrorin tugenensis is often called "the millenium man". Credit: Brigitte Senut and Martin Pickford.

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Quiz[edit]

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1 Complete the text:

A short or realization of a certain or idea to a treament's feasibility in paleanthropology is called a proof of .

2 True or False, A dominant group in paleanthropology differs from a control group in that it rules the treatment of the control group.

TRUE
FALSE

3 DNA contains genes, which hold the instructions for life. But, these take up only about 2 percent of the

4 True or False, People have about 20,000 genes, but the vast majority of DNA lies outside of genes.

TRUE
FALSE

5 Which of the following is a protein encoding characteristic of human DNA?

a segment of DNA that carries genetic information such as a sequence of amino acids for a protein
at least three-quarters of the genome is involved in making RNA
fully 98% of the human genome is noncoding DNA
over 50% of human DNA consists of non-coding repetitive sequences
an abundant form of noncoding DNA in humans ia pseudogenes

6 True or False, A control group may be used in paleanthropology to demonstrate no effect or a standard effect versus a novel effort applied to a treatment group.

TRUE
FALSE

7 Yes or No, Ardipithecus is younger in our history than Orrorin.

Yes
No

8 Which of the following are phenomena associated with a genotype?

at least three-quarters of the genome is involved in making RNA
only about 1.5% of the human genome consists of protein-coding exons
the genetic information in a genome is held within genes
pseudogenes
mediator dependence
core promoter

9 True or False, The human genome contains an average of 8.4 introns/gene (139,418 in the genome).

TRUE
FALSE

10 Yes or No, Rukwapithecus is younger in our history than Sahelanthropus.

Yes
No

11 Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea with respect to paleanthropology versus a control group is feasible is called a

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12 True or False, Pure paleanthropology involves no doing apart from itself.

TRUE
FALSE

13 Complete the text:

A proof-of-concept structure, including a control group, consists of , procedures, findings, and .

14 Yes or No, Rukwapithecus is younger in our history than Sahelanthropus.

Yes
No

15 True or False, The purpose of a treatment group in paleanthropology is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.

TRUE
FALSE

16 True or False, The gene makeup of modern Europeans is closer to Africans than eastern Asians.

TRUE
FALSE

17 Yes or No, Plesiadapis, the oldest known primate-like mammal. It lived 58 million years ago.

Yes
No

Hypotheses[edit]

Main source: Hypotheses
  1. That portion of human DNA that constitutes humans may be less than 50 %.

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