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1

A male stickleback's display of aggression at a red object is an example of
A)innate behavior.
B)operant conditioning.
C)associative learning.
D)habituation.
2

What type of behavior is associated with a "critical period" in which a stimulus must be detected to trigger the response?
A)cognitive behavior
B)taxis
C)imprinting
D)associative learning
3

The study of song development in sparrows showed that
A)the acquisition of a species-specific song is innate.
B)there are two components to this behavior-a genetic template and learning.
C)song acquisition is an example of associative learning.
D)All of these are correct.
4

The level of specificity in courtship signaling is often
A)individual-specific.
B)anonymous.
C)species-specific.
D)any of these.
5

Which of the following is not a function of pheromones?
A)sex attractants
B)trigger alarm behaviors
C)trail markers
D)All of these are functions of pheromones.
6

Behavioral ecology is the study of
A)how natural selection shapes behaviors.
B)how environmental conditions affect animal behaviors.
C)how feeding opportunities affect animal behaviors.
D)how interactions with other individuals of the same species affects behaviors.
7

Which of the following would be most likely to occur according to the optimal foraging theory?
A)Shore crabs eat the largest mussels even though they're harder to crack open.
B)Columbian ground squirrels eat more because larger squirrels produce more offspring.
C)Smaller yellow-eyed juncos eat larger prey, although they are harder to manage.
D)An antelope will venture out on the open plain to feed even though lions are around.
8

Which of the following statements about territories is true?
A)Territories and home ranges describe the same area of land.
B)The defense of a territory is always beneficial to the animal.
C)A territory contains resources exclusively for the animal that defends it.
D)Territories overlap in time or space with other territories.
9

In the haplodiploidy system of sex determination, males are
A)haploid.
B)diploid.
C)sterile.
D)not present because bees exist as single-sex populations.
10

According to kin selection, saving the life of your __________________ would do the least for increasing your inclusive fitness.
A)mother
B)brother
C)sister-in-law
D)niece







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