Social Systems vs. Individual Fitness: The Queen/Worker Relationship


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

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1. 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:

2. 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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the benefits of social systems and individual fitness. You'll have to know what happens when a living creature puts individual fitness aside for inclusive fitness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll have to know about:

  • A group of individuals of the same species cooperatively living together
  • When an organism cares for itself and ignores the needs of others
  • Relationship that honeybees have
  • Biological fitness

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how honeybees survive using inclusive fitness
  • Interpreting information - use your knowledge to interpret an example of why prairie dogs alert the colony of impending danger

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Social Systems vs. Individual Fitness: The Queen/Worker Relationship. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understand what altruism means
  • Distinguish differences between individual fitness and inclusive fitness
  • Review the queen/worker relationship and the caste system