MidtermOne2009B%20KEY

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Latest revision: 2/2/09, 1:04 PM Name STUDENT ID Number FIRST MIDTERM EXAM KEY BIEB 166, Animal Behavior & Communication Winter Quarter, 2009 This exam should consist of 7 pages (including this top page); please check that your exam is complete. Sign your initials in the space provided on each page . Please write your answers only in the spaces provided on each page. You may use the back of the pages as a “scratch sheet," but we will not grade anything written on the back of the page. The exam has a total of 110 points; allot time to each question based upon its point value, and budget your time carefully. (You might want to leave a little time at the end for checking over your answers). PLEASE USE A PEN . ONLY EXAMS WRITTEN IN PEN CAN BE SUBMITTED FOR REGRADE REQUESTS! The exam will end at 11:50 am. Good luck!
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BIEB 166: Animal Communication & Behavior Initials:____________________________ First Midterm Exam Page 2 of 7 total student points on this page:______ 1) As a young man, Karl von Frisch had the audacity to question Von Hess’ experiment demonstrating that bees did not have color vision. Von Frisch believed that honey bees did have color vision, in part because flowers are so colorful. He felt that they likely evolved their color and patterns to attract insect pollinators. In the framework of Tinbergen’s Four Questions, please briefly explain why flowers should be colorful to bees in terms of the two different types of Ultimate questions. Please first give the category of the Ultimate question and then answer the question. a) (3 pts) __________________ Function Flowers are colorful in order to attract bee pollinators b) (3 pts) __________________ Evolutionary history Flowers are colorful because flowers that had more memorable or easily identifiable colors attracted are were more successfully pollinated by bees. 2) What are the four characteristics of a Fixed Action Pattern? (8 pts) a) complex sequence b) no subunits c) runs to completion d) pattern is invariant 3) In the example of stickleback courtship, we know that the male and female undergo a series of fixed action patterns, each triggered by the next. This is called a(n) ______________________ Fixed Action Pattern Sequence. (2 pts) Interactive
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BIEB 166: Animal Communication & Behavior Initials:____________________________ First Midterm Exam Page 3 of 7 total student points on this page:______ 4) We learned that a form of group selection, the evolution of trait groups, is theoretically possible under specific criteria. What are these three criteria? a)
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