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Exam Name___________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) Which of the following statements concerning the evolution of behavior is correct ? A) An animal may show behavior that maximizes reproductive fitness. B) Natural selection will favor behavior that enhances survival and reproduction. C) If a behavior is less than optimal, it is not yet completely evolved but will eventually become optimal. D) A and B only E) A, B, and C 1) 2) Which of the following interactions can correctly be labeled coevolution? A) a genetic change in a virus that allows it to exploit a new host, which responds to virus-imposed selection by changing its genetically controlled habitat preferences B) a genetic change in foxes that allows them to tolerate human presence (and food) C) the adaptation of cockroaches to human habitation D) the tendency of coyotes to respond to human habitat encroachment by including pet dogs and cats in their diets E) the ability of rats to survive in a variety of novel environments 2) 3) Researchers have found that a region of the canary forebrain shrinks during the nonbreeding season and then regenerates when breeding season begins. This annual regrowth of brain tissue is probably associated with A) the annual elimination of the memorized template for songs sung the previous year. B) the annual sensitive period in which canary parents imprint on new offspring. C) the annual renewal of mating and nest-building behaviors. D) the annual crystallization of subsong into adult songs. E) the annual addition of new syllables to a canary's song repertoire. 3) 4) A population's carrying capacity is A) generally remains constant over time. B) increases as the per capita growth rate ( r) decreases. C) can be accurately calculated using the logistic growth model. D) can never be exceeded. E) may change as environmental conditions change. 4) 5) Which of the following is an example of Mu ¨ llerian mimicry? A) a day-flying hawkmoth that looks like a wasp B) a katydid whose wings look like a dead leaf C) two species of moths that with wing spots that look like owl's eyes D) two species of unpalatable butterfly that have the same color pattern E) two species of rattlesnake that both rattle their tails 5) 1
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6) To measure species diversity in a community, you need to know A) the relative abundance of each species. B) the number of species. C) the physical size of each species. D) both A and B E) A, B, and C 6) 7) In the evolution of whelk-eating behavior in the crows studied by Reto Zach, which of the following was being minimized by natural selection? A) the average thickness of the shells dropped by the birds B) the average height a bird flew to drop a shell C) the average number of drops required to break the shell D) the average total energy used to break shells E) the average size of the shells dropped by the birds 7) 8) Fred and Joe, two unrelated, mature male gorillas, encounter one another. Fred is courting a
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course CHEM 2211 taught by Professor Facundofernandez during the Fall '09 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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