Aminal/Plant Obervable Behavior Question Preview (ID: 16453)

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When lionesses hunt for prey they stalk in a very organized fashion. Certain ones stalk on the “wing” of the pride and others stalk more slowly from the center. This is an example of which symbiotic relationship?
a) symbiosis
b) competition
c) cooperation
d) parasitism

Communal living among female lions makes them better mothers. They share responsibility in nursing and rearing their cubs. This is an example of —
a) predator/prey
b) commensalisms
c) cooperation
d) competition

Prairie dogs warn each other about approaching danger (hawks, coyotes, bobcats, etc.) by jumping up and down and “barking.” This behavior is an example of —
a) symbiosis
b) competition
c) mutualism
d) cooperation

If you were a fish in a school of fish, where would you be best protected?
a) at the front of the school
b) at the rear of the school
c) in the middle of the school
d) on the sides of the school

Which of these is a typical function of chemical communication among animals?
a) attracting mates
b) hiding food
c) attracting predators
d) scaring away predators

Why do animals form social hierarchies within their populations?
a) to create more competition within the population
b) to reduce the number of individuals within the population
c) to fight for available mates in the population
d) to share both the labor requirements and the available resources

When an owl and a fox live in a community where mice are scarce, which term describes their roles toward each other?
a) competitors
b) carnivores
c) symbionts
d) predators

The struggle among living things to obtain the resources needed to live is called —
a) metabolism
b) competition
c) mutualism
d) homeostasis

The dwarf mongoose could not survive if complex relationships with other members of the same species did not exist. What do dwarf mongooses do for each other?
a) just feed each other
b) feed, baby sit, and transport young for each other
c) feed, and stand guard for each other
d) groom and stand guard for each other; feed, baby-sit and transport young

A complex pattern of innate behavior is called —
a) an insight
b) a reflex
c) an instinct
d) an imperative

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