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TASC Science: Social Interactions & Group Behavior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT considered a social behavior in animals?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Why are agonistic behaviors rarely 'real' fights?

Question 4 4. When deciding if a specific action is worth the effort, an organism will consider the:

Question 5 5. 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:

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following is true about social behaviors?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. 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:

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Question 11 11. Biological fitness can best be described as the ability to:

Question 12 12. What term best describes a group of individuals of the same species cooperatively living together?

Question 13 13. Animals kept in captivity can be seen repeatedly pacing back and forth in their cages. This is an example of:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is commonly identified as a risk to living in a social group?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. On a summer evening, one can observe moths near bright lights. This movement towards the light by the moth is best known as:

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. 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 22 22. How often do dominance hierarchies change?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best describes what is responsible for the sleep/wake cycle in humans?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the highest ranking individual in a dominance hierarchy?

Question 25 25. Mosquitoes fly towards higher concentrations of carbon dioxide. This is an example of:

TASC Science: Social Interactions & Group Behavior Chapter Exam Instructions

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