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What is associated with all animal behaviors?
a) risk of death or injury
b) success in reproduction
c) fitness enhancement
d) both benefits and costs

A likely cost to an animal of even a beneficial behavior is
a) added behavioral opportunities
b) uncertain likelihood of surviving
c) greater area of territorial control
d) increased energy consumption

The term given for the number of individuals of a species that do not die in a given year is
a) competition
b) survivorship
c) natural selection
d) territorial group

An animal's behavior improves the animal's fitness when the behavior's
a) risks are reduced over time
b) benefits outweigh its costs
c) costs are not immediate
d) costs and benefits are equal

Accoding to the theory of optimal foraging, natural selection should favor behaviors that get animals the
a) most calories for the cost
b) largest volume of food
c) quickest foraging time
d) best selection of food

Living in a social group evolves in species in which the costs of living in a group
a) do not affect the risk of predation
b) are outumbered by the benefits
c) depend on social hierarchies
d) increase over time

Behaviors animals use when interacting with members of their own or other species are called
a) social behaviors
b) inclusive fitness
c) eusocial actions
d) kin selections

What is the term for the kind of behavior in which an animal reduces its own fitness to help other members of its social group?
a) kinship
b) inclusive
c) eusocial
d) altruism

The total number of genes an animal and its relatives contribute to the next generation is called its
a) kin selection
b) indirect fitness
c) direct kinship
d) inclusive fitness

Eusocial species live in large groups in which most members do not
a) reciprocate
b) live long
c) reproduce
d) communicate

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