Animal Signals & Communication: Types & Examples


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Which of the following is not one of the four kinds of animal communication?

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1. What is the proper term for small molecules released outside of the body for communication between individuals of the same species, producing a physiological and/or behavioral change in the recipient?

2. A meow by a cat is what kind form of communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Humans often think about communication as being strictly verbal. However, this article shows the many different ways non-verbal animals can communicate with us, with each other, and the world around them. This quiz will assess your understanding of the various types of communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the definitions and uses of the following types of communication:

  • Meow by a cat is what form of communication
  • Wag of a dog's tail is what kind of communication
  • Molecules released outside of the body for communication between individuals from the same species

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the various types of communication used by animals
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the communication for of a shark
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding animal communication and its varying forms

Additional Learning

For more information about types of non-verbal, animal communication, review the accompanying lesson titled Animal Signals & Communication: Types & Examples. This article details:

  • The definitions and differences of communication and signals
  • Examples of the various types of communication
  • Examples of various communication techniques used simultaneously
  • The definition and use of pheromones in chemical communication