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AP Biology - Animal Behavior: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In a certain population, there is little access to birth control and health care. The lack of birth control means high fertility rates and the lack of health care means high mortality rates. This population would best be described as being in what stage of demographic transition?

Question 2 2. When faced with the choice of helping out a relative or a stranger in a life threatening situation, instinctively, one will select to help a relative. This is explained best by:

Question 3 3. The statistical study of human populations is known as:

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Electrical signals are best

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Question 6 6. Scientists have altered the genome of tomatoes in order to increase the shelf life of the fruit. This is an example of:

Question 7 7. What term best describes a group of individuals of the same species cooperatively living together?

Question 8 8. When might visual signals be a good way to communicate?

Question 9 9. Why are agonistic behaviors rarely 'real' fights?

Question 10 10. Dolphins tend to hunt in groups. This is done because there is an increase in hunting success when working together rather than independently. Such behavior is best described as:

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Question 11 11. Animals that are awake during the day are

Question 12 12. Which is NOT a type of communication signal?

Question 13 13. What would you predict to happen to the overall size of a population if the birth rate is lower than the death rate?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which best describes a circadian rhythm?

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Question 16 16. Why are chemical signals useful?

Question 17 17. As the human population continues to make advances in medicine and technology, what will most likely happen to the growth of the population?

Question 18 18. What will most likely happen to a population when its size exceeds the carrying capacity of the environment?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT considered a social behavior in animals?

Question 20 20. 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:

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Question 21 21. Some male birds that did not find a mate will help raise the offspring of a relative. This self-sacrifice is best known as:

Question 22 22. On a summer evening, one can observe moths near bright lights. This movement towards the light by the moth is best known as:

Question 23 23. What term best describes the advances in medicine and technology?

Question 24 24. Why do we get 'jet lag' when we fly to different time zones?

Question 25 25. Where is the biological clock located in humans?

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Question 26 26. Biological fitness can best be described as the ability to:

Question 27 27. A population has recently become much more urbanized and has moved from a mainly agricultural to industrial society. With this change, what would you predict will happen to the fertility rate?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. The maximum number of individuals that an environment can hold is called the:

Question 30 30. Which of the following is true about social behaviors?

AP Biology - Animal Behavior: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

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