FinalExam2010B

FinalExam2010B - Latest revision: 3/19/10, 3:32 PM Name...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Latest revision: 3/19/10, 3:32 PM Name STUDENT ID Number FINAL EXAM BIEB 166, Animal Behavior & Communication Winter Quarter, 2010 This exam should consist of 10 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. The exam has a total of 140 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 . Good luck!
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
BIEB 166: Animal Communication & Behavior Initials:____________________________ Final Exam 2010 Page 2 of 10 total student points on this page:______ 1) Please define the concept of a Configurational Key Stimulus and give an animal example that we discussed in lecture. a. (2 pts) Definition: Key stimulus composed of multiple stimuli in a specific relationship to one another. b. (2 pts) Animal example: Three-spined sticklebacks (males responding to other males or males responding to females). Another example is the chicks crouching in response to a paper cutout looking like a duck when moved in one direction and like a hawk when moved in the opposite direction. Another example is the male frogs singing in response to other male frogs that produce the species-specific call consisting of high and low, but no intermediate sound frequencies 2) (4 pts) In the assigned reading, the paper “Evolution” by Ernst Mayr, we learned about the modern, synthetic theory of evolution through natural selection. The concept of “Gradualism” is central to the theory of evolution. Please briefly explain what “Gradualism” means. Gradualism is the concept that new species slowly evolve from a gradual accumulation of small changes 3) (4 pts) How does lateral inhibition enhance the ability of toads to catch prey item? Please also specify the sensory modality involved. Lateral inhibition, in this case, involves vision and helps to sharpen the image of the prey item or to increase its contrast against a background 4) (4 pts) We learned about how hormones influence the development of two different types of male plainfin midshipman fish, type I and type II. a. Which male type (I or II) can produce sounds that attract females? Type I b. The presence of what hormone allows males to develop into adults that can produce these female-attracting sounds? 11-ketotestosterone (will also accept ketotestosterone for full credit)
Background image of page 2
BIEB 166: Animal Communication & Behavior Initials:____________________________ Final Exam 2010 Page 3 of 10 total student points on this page:______ 5) In our discussion of Behavioral Molecular Genetics, we presented the story of the mouse Fos B gene. a. (2 pts) What is the behavioral problem with Fos B
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 10

FinalExam2010B - Latest revision: 3/19/10, 3:32 PM Name...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online