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Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior: Who Doesn't Love a Fish 'Stache? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Animal Behavior? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. If a bird imprints on the wrong species, what might happen to it?

It will have trouble finding food.
It won’t mate with its own species.
It will be more likely to be eaten by a predator.
It will not know how to make an alarm call.
It won’t have the right coloration to be camouflaged.
Q. Lateral lines on sharks help them:

Find mates
Hide from bigger sharks
Track down odors to find food
Avoid dolphins, their mortal enemies
Find shipwrecks
Q. Why might animals hunt in groups?

More hunters = more food to go around
To cover more ground
To take down bigger prey
To protect each other from stormy weather
So no one misses out on dinner.
Q. What does Hamilton’s rule predict?

When altruism will be favored by natural selection
When an animal will help a non-relative
How closely related two animals can be before they will mate with each other
The size of a group that has altruism
When an animal will engage in a fight instead of run away
Q. Female fish that like males with mustaches is an example of:

Polygamous mating
Monogamous mating
Intersexual selection
Intrasexual selection
Q. Why does one male elephant seal get to mate with all the females on his beach?

Female elephant seals are too shy to find other mates.
Males are scarce in the seal population.
The male elephant seal won access to all the females by fighting off all the other males.
All the females are sisters, and they like the same type of male.
The offspring have a better chance of surviving if they are all related.
Q. How do ambush predators hunt?

By sneaking up on their prey
By being loud enough to scare the prey into a panic
In groups
By stalking prey for days and days
By sitting and waiting until prey come to them
Q. Which of these goes into optimal foraging theory calculations?

Search time
Handling time
Gain of eating food item
All of the above are part of optimal foraging theory
None of the above are part of optimal foraging theory
Q. Which of the following does not eat meat?

All of the above
None of the above
Q. Which type of reproductive behavior is most likely to result in male parental care?

External fertilization
Internal fertilization