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Latest revision: 3/3/09, 9:46 AM Name STUDENT ID Number 2nd 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 116 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 5:50 pm. Good luck!
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Initials:____________________________ Second Midterm Exam Page 2 of 2 total student points on this page:______ 1) (6 pts) You have trained a honey bee to a feeder located 150 m from the nest and observe her come back and dance inside the nest at 1:00 pm. The feeder is located directly opposite the direction of the sun at 1:00 pm. Please circle the dance pattern below that most closely corresponds to her dance pattern inside the nest at 1:00 pm. Imagine that the paper of this exam corresponds to a vertically oriented comb surface and the lines drawn show the path of the dancer. The arrow shows how her head is oriented during the waggle dance. CIRCLE ONLY ONE b. You then train the bee to a feeder, which is located 1 m from the nest. Please draw, to your best ability, the path of the dancer 2) (8 pts) Please explain why the honey bee waggle dance is considered to be an example of referential communication. There are two key conditions that must be met. Please list these conditions and explain how the honey bee waggle dance meets these conditions. Condition 1: Stimulus class-specific (the communication signals are not general but are specific to a given stimulus). Explanation: The waggle dance specifically encodes distance and direction. Condition 2: Context independent (the communication signals occur and can still be understand in a different context from the stimuli that elicited them). Explanation:
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2010 for the course BIEB BIEB 166 taught by Professor Nieh during the Winter '06 term at UCSD.

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