What Are Pheromones? - Definition, Function & Examples


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Chemicals that are released by organisms as a means of communication between members of the same species are:

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1. Which type of pheromone causes an immediate response?

2. Pheromones can be released in which of the following ways:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pheromones are an important part of chemical communication between living organisms. Some topics you will need to understand include pheromone release methods and the characteristics of human pheromones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this interactive quiz, you will be tested on the following topics:

  • Human pheromones
  • The various types of pheromones
  • Release of pheromones

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of pheromone characteristics and their functions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pheromones and immediate response
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pheromone release methods

Additional Learning

To learn more about pheromones, review the accompanying lesson, What Are Pheromones? - Definition, Function & Examples. This lesson covers the following subjects:

  • Definition of pheromones
  • Function and types of pheromones
  • Possible impacts of pheromones on humans
  • Primer versus releaser pheromones