Animal & Human Behavior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mosquitoes fly towards higher concentrations of carbon dioxide. This is an example of:

Question 2 2. When might visual signals be a good way to communicate?

Question 3 3. When a bee gathers nectar from a certain type of flower to make honey and in the process pollinates the flower, what kind of relationship exists between the bee and the flower?

Question 4 4. Why are agonistic behaviors rarely 'real' fights?

Question 5 5. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

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Question 6 6. What three components are involved in communication?

Question 7 7. What type of mimicry occurs when a harmless animal mimics a dangerous or unpalatable animal?

Question 8 8. On a summer evening, one can observe moths near bright lights. This movement towards the light by the moth is best known as:

Question 9 9. A family lives near a very loud train but doesn't seem to notice when it roars by their house. However, whenever people come to visit, they are startled by the sound of the train going by the house. This is an example of:

Question 10 10. How often do dominance hierarchies change?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT considered a social behavior in animals?

Question 12 12. The Graylag Goose, once it spots an egg outside of the nest, will use its beak to move the egg back into the nest. The goose continues to move its head to return the egg to the nest until it sees the egg back where it belongs. Which of the following terms best explains this behavior?

Question 13 13. A farmer has a field near a busy highway. When he gets new horses, they are visibly frightened every time that a car speeds by. However, the horses that have been in the field for a while have no reaction to the cars speeding by. This can be explained by:

Question 14 14. Which is NOT a type of communication signal?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is the highest ranking individual in a dominance hierarchy?

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Question 16 16. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 17 17. What is commensalism?

Question 18 18. Electrical signals are best

Question 19 19. When a student completes his homework correctly and on time, he is rewarded with a good grade. Because of this reward, the student continues to do his homework on time. This is an example of:

Question 20 20. Animals kept in captivity can be seen repeatedly pacing back and forth in their cages. This is an example of:

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Question 21 21. What is the effect of predation on prey?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is true about amensalism?

Question 23 23. Birds immediately recognize the first moving thing during a critical period in their development and then follow this object. This is best known as:

Question 24 24. An association between two different species where the symbiont benefits and the host is harmed is known as:

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes what is responsible for the sleep/wake cycle in humans?

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Question 26 26. Generally, you eat lunch at noon. Now, every day around noon, you become hungry. Regardless of what you eat before this point in time, as soon as you see that it is noon, you immediately feel that it is time for lunch. This behavior is best known as:

Question 27 27. What is coevolution?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true about social behaviors?

Question 29 29. Why are chemical signals useful?

Question 30 30. If a mosquito feeds on a bird that is infected with the West Nile Virus and then feeds on a human being who then contracts the virus, what role is the mosquito playing in the infection of the person?

Animal & Human Behavior Chapter Exam Instructions

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