Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes


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

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1. 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?

2. On a summer evening, one can observe moths near bright lights. This movement towards the light by the moth is best known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you study the various types of innate behavior. In each question, you'll be given a definition or example, and you'll need to identify the innate behavior it relates to

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can identify the following:

  • Phototaxis
  • Fixed action pattern
  • Stereotypy
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Taxis

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as taxis and phototaxis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of innate behavior
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an innate behavior among geese and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further study on behavior, review the accompanying lesson called Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes. Topics covered in this lesson include those listed below:

  • Definition of innate behavior
  • Basic and complex forms of innate behavior
  • Examples of these behaviors in action