Kin Selection: Definition, Theory & Examples


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Which of these is a form of kin selection?

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1. Kin selection theory explains which of these strange insects?

2. What is altruism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Kin selection is an important concept within the subjects of genetics and natural selection, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it as well as related biological principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of kin selection
  • Kin selection theory
  • The biological imperative
  • Altruism

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as altruism and the biological imperative
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between examples of animal activity that do and do not relate to kin selection
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding kin selection theory

Additional Learning

Kin Selection: Definition, Theory & Examples is the name of the lesson that will tell you more about this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why family members protect each other
  • Learn about the importance of worker bees and baby bees
  • Understand what constitutes altruistic behavior and how kin selection relates to it