Ethology: How Much Do You Know About Animal Behavior? Trivia Quiz

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Ethology: how much do you know about animal behavior? There are thousands of animal species in the world today, and some of them have not been researched to the fullest. In the quiz below, you will be expected to show just how much you know about some of the animal species, their behavior, and their characteristics. Do give it a try and see what more you might learn!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     (....) is the term for an animal that lay their eggs in water. Include all animals except Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals 
    • A. 

      Amniotes

    • B. 

      Poikilothermic

    • C. 

      Homeothermic

    • D. 

      Anamniotes 

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are true homeothermic animals (Endothermic) 
    • A. 

      Mammals, Birds

    • B. 

      Birds, Reptiles

    • C. 

      Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish

    • D. 

      Mammals 

    • E. 

      Amphibians, reptiles

  • 3. 
    Who formed the four legs of animal behavior? 
    • A. 

      Mayr

    • B. 

      Tinbergen 

    • C. 

      Orcon

    • D. 

      Hinde

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a species found in Southern Quebec and other areas of Northern America, and has the unique ability of flying?
    • A. 

      Southern Vulture Bats 

    • B. 

      Mecidious Bats

    • C. 

      Southern Flying Squirrels

    • D. 

      Northern Foxes

    • E. 

      Western Ants 

    • F. 

      Northern Vulture Bats

  • 5. 
    Skinners Project Orcon involved using what species to pilot missiles?
    • A. 

      Bats

    • B. 

      Dolphins

    • C. 

      Squirrels

    • D. 

      Pigeons

  • 6. 
    Which of the following methods of studying animal behavior is closely correlated to behaviorism?
    • A. 

      Comparative Psychology 

    • B. 

      Ethology

    • C. 

      Sociobiology

    • D. 

      Behavioural Ecology

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is historically inductive and studies the systematic and direct observation of "Overt" behavior and animal in their natural environment? Main criticism: No experimental control. Also, follows an idiographic approach in that it is small n or n-of-1 research 
    • A. 

      Animal Psychology

    • B. 

      Ethology

    • C. 

      Sociobiology

    • D. 

      Behavioural Ecology

  • 8. 
    Who wrote the book: "animal behavior: A synthesis of ethology and comparative psychology"?
    • A. 

      Tinbergen

    • B. 

      Lorenz

    • C. 

      Mayr

    • D. 

      Hinde

  • 9. 
    Who started Sociobiology with their book: "Sociobiology: The new Synthesis"?
    • A. 

      E.O. Wilson

    • B. 

      William D. Hamilton

    • C. 

      Richard Dawkins

    • D. 

      John Maynard

  • 10. 
    FAP's stands for: (.....) and can be synonymous with Instinctive movements, erbkoordination and inborn skills
    • A. 

      Forced Action Process

    • B. 

      Forced Action Pattern

    • C. 

      Fixed Action Process

    • D. 

      Fixed Action Pattern

    • E. 

      Flexible Action Process

  • 11. 
    IRM Stands for?
    • A. 

      Immediate Releasing Mechanism

    • B. 

      Innate Releasing Mechanism

    • C. 

      Immediate Retrieval Mechanism

    • D. 

      Intrinsic Retrieval Mechanism

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT characteristic of FAP's?
    • A. 

      Genetically encoded

    • B. 

      Specific to a stimulus

    • C. 

      Spontaneous

    • D. 

      No individual difference, not influenced by learning

    • E. 

      No effect on sensory feedback

    • F. 

      Speed of the process

    • G. 

      Independent of Immediate control

    • H. 

      Predictability of the action 

  • 13. 
    Which of the following species goes through the process of burying a nut in a wire cage even with no earth available?
    • A. 

      European Red Squirrels

    • B. 

      Western Chipmunks

    • C. 

      Eastern Chipmunks

    • D. 

      Western Red Squirrels

  • 14. 
    Which of the following demonstrated the tamping and scooping technique of food chaching?
    • A. 

      Red Foxes

    • B. 

      Western Wolves

    • C. 

      Eastern Squirrels

    • D. 

      Coyotes

    • E. 

      African Wild Dogs

    • F. 

      Hyenas

  • 15. 
    A Supernormal Stimuli is the ability of a stimulus to evoke a stronger response than normal 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    An ethogram is an inventory of all the behavioural patterns of a species 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is not a NS species of salamander (Urodela)
    • A. 

      Eastern Red-Backed

    • B. 

      Yellow-Spotted

    • C. 

      Blue-Spotted

    • D. 

      Four-Toed

    • E. 

      Red-Spotted Newt

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT characteristic of salamanders?
    • A. 

      Nose-tapping response

    • B. 

      Nasolabial groove 

    • C. 

      Will Scent mark with pheromone

    • D. 

      Brooding or Direct Development 

    • E. 

      Tamping and Scattering 

  • 19. 
    Social learning is (..) Cultural Transmission
    • A. 

      =

    • B. 

      <

    • C. 

      >

    • D. 

      =/=

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT evidence for evolution
    • A. 

      Molecular Genetics

    • B. 

      Embryology 

    • C. 

      Anatomy and Morphology

    • D. 

      Diversity

    • E. 

      Biogeography

    • F. 

      Palentology

  • 21. 
    Natural selection is the MOST important force of change in the evolution of behaviour
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Gene flow is the LEAST important force of change in the evolution of behaviour 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Traits can be described as: the result of the sum of features that differ from one animal to another, that increase or decrease the likelihood of its survival and reproduction
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT a prerequisite for natural selection to occur
    • A. 

      Variation

    • B. 

      Fitness consequences

    • C. 

      Existence of enough species

    • D. 

      Mode of Inheritance

    • E. 

      Limited Resources

  • 25. 
    Strategy and tactics are NOT the same 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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