EEB behavior exam 2010 key

EEB behavior exam 2010 key - Key Multiple Choice: Circle...

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Key 1 Multiple Choice: Circle the BEST answer for each question below. Only material from lecture will be considered. (2pts each) 1.) Protogyny refers to: a. A mating system characterized by having multiple females mating with a single male. b. The ability to switch one’s sex to male later in life. c. A type of kin selection where only females help. d. Female choosiness due to low reproductive variation. e. None of the above are correct. 2.) Which statement is correct regarding sexual coercion? a. It increases the reproductive success of both males and females. b. Females are harmed. c. There is strong male mate choice for females. d. Two are correct. e. None of the above are correct. 3.) Why do Belding’s Ground Squirrels alarm call? a. To distract predators so that they can hide. b. Each individual in the group benefits by taking turns warning the rest of the group. c. Increases inclusive fitness by warning related individuals. d. Acts as a handicap by placing themselves at higher risk. e. Two of the above statements explain why the squirrels call. 4.) Which statement is correct regarding the handicap principle? a. Weak males can sometimes fake the ornament or signal. b. It gives weaker males an advantage by “handicapping” stronger males. c. It honestly reveals the quality of the male to females. d. Two of the above are correct. e. None of the above are correct. 5.) Which statement about leks is correct? a. Reduces the mate search costs for females. b. The display sites are used to raise young after mating. c. They are found mostly in monogamous species. d. The variation in female reproductive success is greater than in males. e. None of the above are correct.
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Key 2 6.) Which statement is correct regarding promiscuous mating systems? a. The reproductive variance is high in males and low in females. b. The reproductive variance is low in males and high in females. c. The reproductive variance is low for both sexes. d. The reproductive variance is high for both sexes. e. None of the above are correct. 7.) Which statement is correct regarding reciprocal altruism? a. It is a type of parasitism because one individual gains while the other loses. b. It only works if the relatedness between individuals is greater than 0. c. It is a good strategy to increase inclusive fitness. d. It requires individual recognition. e. More than one of the above are correct regarding reciprocal altruism. 8.) Which statement is correct regarding the marginal value theorem? a. It predicts the foraging duration of an animal in a patch. b. It predicts which patch an animal should forage in. c. It predicts which food items an animal should accept or reject. d. Two or more of the above statements is true regarding the marginal value theorem. e.
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EEB behavior exam 2010 key - Key Multiple Choice: Circle...

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