The Monkey Problem

The Monkey Problem

A young native hunter in the Amazon is hunting monkeys with a bow and arrow. The hunter sees a monkey sitting on a branch, and since the bow does not have a sight, the hunter pulls back the bow and points the arrow directly at the monkey. As the hunter releases the arrow the monkey notices the movement and drops off the branch. What happens next?

  • A. The arrow misses, passing above the monkey.
  • B. The arrow hits the monkey.
  • C. You need to know the distance to know what happens.
  • D. You should not be killing animals.

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