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Animal Populations and Behaviors Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is true about biological clocks?

Question 2 2. Animals kept in captivity can be seen repeatedly pacing back and forth in their cages. This is an example of:

Question 3 3. Why are agonistic behaviors rarely 'real' fights?

Question 4 4. What term best describes the advances in medicine and technology?

Question 5 5. 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:

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Question 6 6. On a summer evening, one can observe moths near bright lights. This movement towards the light by the moth is best known as:

Question 7 7. What will most likely happen to a population when its size exceeds the carrying capacity of the environment?

Question 8 8. As the human population continues to make advances in medicine and technology, what will most likely happen to the growth of the population?

Question 9 9. What term best describes a group of individuals of the same species cooperatively living together?

Question 10 10. Scientists have altered the genome of tomatoes in order to increase the shelf life of the fruit. This is an example of:

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Question 11 11. Why do we get 'jet lag' when we fly to different time zones?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Prairie dogs often live in large colonies. When one prairie dog senses danger, it quickly alerts others of the danger. This is an example of:

Question 14 14. Mosquitoes fly towards higher concentrations of carbon dioxide. This is an example of:

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

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Question 16 16. When faced with danger or competition, some organisms will care only for themselves and ignore the needs of others. Which term best explains this behavior?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT considered a social behavior in animals?

Question 18 18. Biological fitness can best be described as the ability to:

Question 19 19. Where is the biological clock located in humans?

Question 20 20. 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:

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Question 21 21. Animals that are awake during the day are

Question 22 22. Which of the following best describes what is responsible for the sleep/wake cycle in humans?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Which is NOT a type of communication signal?

Question 25 25. What three components are involved in communication?

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Question 26 26. Electrical signals are best

Question 27 27. Honeybees have a caste system that dictates the role and purpose of individuals. Many individuals are responsible for the care and protection of the hive and only one individual is responsible for reproduction. This is known as:

Question 28 28. Which best describes a circadian rhythm?

Question 29 29. The maximum number of individuals that an environment can hold is called the:

Question 30 30. Why are chemical signals useful?

Animal Populations and Behaviors Chapter Exam Instructions

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