Human and Social Biology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Altruism is a behavior that:

Question 2 2. Biological fitness can best be described as the ability to:

Question 3 3. What will most likely happen to a population when its size exceeds the carrying capacity of the environment?

Question 4 4. Most post-modern and industrialized societies have steady fertility and mortality rates. Countries at this point are considered to be in:

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. In Demographic Transition, the progression from Stage 2 to Stage 3 is generally attributable to:

Question 9 9. Migration is an example of:

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Stress and sensory deprivation can result in what type of innate behavior?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What term best describes the advances in medicine and technology?

Question 14 14. The statistical study of human populations is known as:

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. If a population exceeds the carrying capacity:

Question 17 17. Scientists have altered the genome of tomatoes in order to increase the shelf life of the fruit. This is an example of:

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. 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 20 20. Mosquitoes fly towards higher concentrations of carbon dioxide. This is an example of:

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Question 21 21. As the human population continues to make advances in medicine and technology, what will most likely happen to the growth of the population?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. 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 24 24. Stage 2 of Demographic Transition is also known as:

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT an example of learned behavior?

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Question 26 26. What would you predict to happen to the overall size of a population if the birth rate is lower than the death rate?

Question 27 27. A behavior is considered innate when:

Question 28 28. What term best describes a group of individuals of the same species cooperatively living together?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is typically NOT a benefit of a social system?

Question 30 30. In stage 4 of the Theory of Demographic Transition, the population will:

Human and Social Biology Chapter Exam Instructions

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