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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 34: Animal Behavior

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(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10B.1)
1. The most important organs and organ systems involved in responding to stimuli are the
A sense organs, nervous system, and muscles.
B digestive system, nervous system, and muscles.
C endocrine system, skeletal system, and muscles.
D sense organs, immune system, and skeletal system.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
2. All behaviors in which animals change their actions as a result of experience are considered
F innate behaviors.
G learned behaviors.
H operant conditioning.
J classical conditioning.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
3. The suckling of a newborn mammal is an example of
A imprinting.
B habituation.
C innate behavior.
D learned behavior.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
4. For behavior, as for physical characteristics, natural selection increases the frequency of
F the most beneficial alleles.
G all mutated alleles.
H any harmful alleles.
J sex-linked alleles.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
5. Behaviors that help animals select healthy mates include
A operant conditioning.
B imprinted behavior.
C insight learning.
D courtship behavior.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
6. Natural selection favors behaviors that benefit survival and reproduction of an individual's close relatives because such behaviors
F strengthen communication within the family group.
G exclude unrelated strangers from competing for food in the area.
H increase the number of offspring that share the individual's alleles.
J increase the number of offspring in the population.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
7. Innate behaviors appear
A gradually as they are learned.
B gradually as they are conditioned.
C all at once after they are imprinted.
D all at once without previous experience.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5)
8. Which is NOT a major type of learning?
F classical conditioning
G operant conditioning
H innate behavior
J habituation


(TAKS 4, IPC TEKS 9B)
9. An electrolyte is a compound that contains ions in solution. Which of the following statements about electrolytes is NOT true?
A Strong acids and bases form good electrolytes.
B Electrolytes conduct electricity.
C All ionic compounds are electrolytes.
D All electrolytes conduct electricity to the same degree.


(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 4D)
10. A steering wheel and the steering shaft together form a simple machine called a(an)
F first-class lever.
G inclined plane.
H pulley.
J wheel and axle.