Living Organisms & Animal Behaviors Quiz


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A _________ is defined as a way an animal responds to a stimulus.

A. response

B. instinct

C. attitude

D. behavior


The scent of food is an example of a (an) ____ stimulus.

A. innate

B. external

C. internal

D. habitual


_____________ behaviors result from an interaction between innate behaviors & past experiences.

A. Genetic

B. Hunting

C. Innate

D. Learned


A bark, snort, growl, and hoot are all examples of what type of communication 
A. non-verbal communication
B. verbal communication
C. short distance communication
D. aggressive communication 


What is the MAIN reason animals engage in play behavior?
A. to socialize
B. to strengthen family bonds
C. to learn about each other
D. to learn skills like hunting


Which is an example of a behavior?

A. blood flowing through veins

B. a dog avoiding a foul odor

C. tree branch providing shade

D. . a rabbit’s fur turning white


Which animal displays migratory behavior?
A. geese 
B. moose
C. deer
D. wild hog 


Which of the following is NOT an example of a stimulus?
A. Sight
B. Sound
C. Smell
D. foraging 


Which of the following is an example of COURTSHIP behavior?
A. growling at foe
B. barking for attention
C. nursing young
D. showing bright feathers


An internal stimulus happens ____________ the body
A. outside
B. inside
C. behind
D. under


Studies show what 2 factors influence an animal’s behavior?

A. food & space

B. genetics & experience

C. experience & food

D. genetics & food


Which behavior is genetically based and NOT linked to past experiences?

A. innate behavior

B. habituation

C. operant conditioning

D. classical conditioning


A plant growing towards the light is an example of
A. reproduction.
B. responding to a stimuli.
C. metabolism.
D. homeostasis.


All living things are composed of. . . .(building blocks of living things)

A. Energy

B. Cells

C. Atoms

D. Bugs


A (an) ____ is an environmental change that directly influences the activity of an organism.

A. stimulus

B. behavior

C. innate response

D. fixed action pattern


Which is an example of innate behavior?

A. pond ducks flocking to be fed

B. bears leaning to catch fish

C. human babies speaking words

D. birds chirping when hatched


When animal learns to ignore harmless stimuli like a scarecrow, what type of learning is this? 
A. innate learning
B. classical conditioning 
C. habituation 
D. trial and error learning 




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