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Animal Behavior

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Animal Behavior
Additional Problems
Which of the following is true of innate behaviors? a. Their expression is only weakly influenced by genes. b. They occur with or without environmental stimuli. c. They are expressed in most individuals in a population. d. They occur in invertebrates and some vertebrates but not mammals.
Which of the following is a FALSE statement about animal communication: a. Communication only occurs among individuals of the same species b. There are many ways animals communicate, including vocalizations, visual signals & smell. c. One reason animals communicate is to establish dominance. d. None of the above (meaing a, b, c are all true) e. a and b
Which of the following are possible reasons why males would be monogamous? a. Having two parents (male and female) increases the survival of their young b. Males can maximize their reproductive output by mating with one female c. Males have to guard their mates from other males, hence forcing them to remain with one female d. a and b e. a and c
Scientists believe that the direction birds go when migrating is guided in part by ________. I) the stars in the night sky II) the sun during the day III) the magnetic field of the Earth a. only I b. only II c. only III d. I, II, and III
Which of the following is required for a behavioral trait to evolve by natural selection? a. The behavior is determined entirely by genes. b. The behavior is the same in all individuals in the population. c. An individual's reproductive success depends in part on how the behavior is performed. d. The behavior is not genetically inherited.
Learning has the most influence on behavior when ________. a. making mistakes does not result in death b. animals reproduce asexually c. animals have enormous cognitive ability d. making mistakes results in death
How do altruistic behaviors arise through natural selection? a. By his/her actions, the altruist increases the likelihood that some of its genes will be passed on to the next generation. b. The altruist is appreciated by other members of the population because its survivability has been enhanced by virtue of its risky behavior. c. Animals that perform altruistic acts are allowed by their population to breed more, thereby passing on their behavior genes to future generations. d. Altruistic behaviors lower stress in populations, which increases the survivability of all the members of the population.
Animals that help other animals of the same species ________. a. have excess energy reserves b. are bigger and stronger than the other animals c. are usually related to the other animals helped d. are always male