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Chapter 37 Behavioral Ecology Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Which of the following about mole rats is not true? A. The queen runs the colony B. They spend part of their lives underground C. The queen is the only female who reproduces D. They are extremely social E. They have little hair 2. Mole rats are excellent diggers because they use sticks as tools to help them dig their extensive tunnels. True False 3. Mole rats are excellent diggers because: A. They use tools to dig B. They only modify tunnels made by other animals C. They work effectively as a team D. The queen is large and a very powerful digger E. They work with other species in a mutualistic relationship 4. Behavior is any action which can observed or described. True False 5. If you were studying the nest-building behavior of two populations of birds and hybrid birds you would observe that: A. The nest-building behavior was completely random B. All of the birds began building their nests in the most efficient way C. The hybrids showed a behavior intermediate between the behaviors of the parents D. The hybrid was the best at nest building E. No learning at all occurred with this type of behavior 6. The main result of the experiments with two groups of California garter snakes that varied in habitat and food was: A. The behavior was determined by the environment B. The behavior was imprinted by whatever they ate when they hatched C. The behavior was genetic, and the hybrids had an intermediate response to the food extracts D. The behavior was learned; one group learned to like to eat slugs, the other, fish E. The behavior was general; the snake ate anything that moved 7. A biologist is studying the two organ systems that are involved in producing physiological changes leading to appropriate behavior. Based on this information you would conclude that he or she is studying which two systems? A. The nervous and digestive B. Digestive and urinary C. Nervous and reproductive D. Nervous and endocrine E. Reproductive and digestive 8. The discovery of a gene in Aplysia slugs that results in protein products including an egg-laying hormone is evidence that: A. The egg-laying behavior is innate or hardwired into the slugs' brain B. The egg-laying behavior has absolutely no nervous system involvement C. Genes can control endocrine gland secretions that can control behavior D. This slug could avoid being eaten by garter snakes E. Genes only influence physiology and structure but not behavior 9. Which of the following statements is NOT true for inherited behavior? A. Once the fixed action pattern starts, it can be modified by behavior B. The behavior pattern is stereotyped C. It is a fixed action pattern D. All members of a species perform the exact same sequence E. The fixed action pattern is initiated by a sign stimulus 10. If you were studying a durable change in behavior brought about by experience you would be studying which of the following? ... View Full Document

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