2011 Exam Key 1

2011 Exam Key 1 - Name:_ NPB 102, Animal Behavior Winter...

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1 NPB 102, Animal Behavior Student ID #_____________________________ Winter 2011, Exam 1 Instructions: This exam has 5 pages, none of them blank. Make sure that your copy is complete before beginning. Write your name on every page and if you want us to be able to return your exam to you by leaving it in the hall boxes in Briggs hall, sign the authorization at the end of the exam. Read each question very carefully to be certain that you understand what is being asked. We will not answer any questions about the exam during the exam! Please do not come up to ask an instructor about any exam questions during the exam. If you believe a question is a bad question you may make a note on your exam for the instructors to consider. Multiple Choice: (1 pt each) Circle the letter of the one best choice to complete each of the following: 1) With respect to song development, the term “overproduction” refers to: a) The fact that young male songbirds sing more during the sensory-motor phase than during the sensory phase. b) The fact that mature males sing more than young males. c) The fact that mature males with high testosterone sing more than mature males with low testosterone. d) The fact that young males in the sensory-motor phase tend to sing more different sounds and/or song types than they do once they have crystallized their songs. e) The fact that mature males in the crystallization phase tend to sing more stereotyped songs than they do during the sensory-motor phase. 2) With respect to song learning, the term “sensory phase” refers specifically to: a) The fact that young male songbirds are sensitive to auditory feedback when practicing song during the sensory-motor phase of song learning. b) The fact that young male songbirds are sensitive to the acoustic input they receive from singing neighbor males during territory establishment. c) The fact that young male songbirds can readily memorize the songs they hear during the first few weeks of life, but they lose the ability to do this after a certain age. d) The fact that mature male songbirds can adjust how they respond to neighbor males as a function of what songs those neighbor males choose to sing. e) All of the above. 3) Differences in mating system (i.e., monogamy versus polygyny) between prairie and meadow voles could be because: a) Males of the two species possess different forms of the receptor for AVP in specific regions of their brains. b) Meadow voles evolved under conditions of high density, favoring a polygynous lifestyle, while prairie voles evolved under conditions of low density, favoring a monogamous lifestyle. c) Meadow and prairie voles are relatively distantly-related taxa and consequently are unlikely to share such traits as mating system. d)
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course NPB 102 taught by Professor Hahn during the Winter '09 term at UC Davis.

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2011 Exam Key 1 - Name:_ NPB 102, Animal Behavior Winter...

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