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AP Biology: Animal Behavior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. 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 3 3. 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 4 4. Which of the following is the highest ranking individual in a dominance hierarchy?

Question 5 5. Some male birds that did not find a mate will help raise the offspring of a relative. This self-sacrifice is best known as:

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Most post-modern and industrialized societies have steady fertility and mortality rates. Countries at this point are considered to be in:

Question 8 8. The maximum number of individuals that an environment can hold is called the:

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which of the following is true about social behaviors?

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Question 11 11. Which is NOT a type of communication signal?

Question 12 12. As the human population continues to make advances in medicine and technology, what will most likely happen to the growth of the population?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. When deciding if a specific action is worth the effort, an organism will consider the:

Question 15 15. Animals that are awake during the day are

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Question 16 16. 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:

Question 17 17. Where is the biological clock located in humans?

Question 18 18. Why are chemical signals useful?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. On a summer evening, one can observe moths near bright lights. This movement towards the light by the moth is best known as:

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Question 21 21. What term best describes a group of individuals of the same species cooperatively living together?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. 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 24 24. What three components are involved in communication?

Question 25 25. How often do dominance hierarchies change?

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Question 26 26. Animals kept in captivity can be seen repeatedly pacing back and forth in their cages. This is an example of:

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. When might visual signals be a good way to communicate?

Question 29 29. What will most likely happen to a population when its size exceeds the carrying capacity of the environment?

Question 30 30. Which of the following best describes what is responsible for the sleep/wake cycle in humans?

AP Biology: Animal Behavior Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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