FYBSc Course-I, Semester-II MCQ : Ethology ontogeny of behaviour sudeshrathod

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FYBSc Course-I, Semester-II MCQ : Ethology ontogeny of behaviour sudeshrathod

  1. 1. F.Y.B.Sc. Course-I, Semester-II Multiple choice questions F. Y. B. Sc. Course-I Semester-II B N Bandodkar College of Science, Thane Q1. The embryo that is not identical to parent and needs parental assistance is known as— A. Precocial embryo B. Pupa embryo C. Altricial embryo* D. Chick embryo Q2. FAP in innate behavior stands for— A. female as parent B. fixed action pattern* C. fine action pattern D. female action pattern Q3. Imprinting that occurs at birth is known as— A. birth imprinting B. odor imprinting C. sexual imprinting E. filial imprinting* Q4. In classical conditioning the salivation initially by offering food alone is known as— A. unconditional stimulus B. unconditional response* C. conditional stimulus D. conditional response Q5. B. F. Skinner was well known for studying this of learning. A. imprinting B. operant conditioning* C. fixed action patterns D. territorialityProf. S. D. Rathod; [*indicates the answer] Page 1
  2. 2. F.Y.B.Sc. Course-I, Semester-II Q6. There is a sensitive period of time during which imprinting is possible. A. True* B. false C. partly true D. none Q7. In classical conditioning when animal starts giving conditional response (CR) with conditional stimulus (CS) then it is said to be— A. extinction point B. acquisition point* C. generalization D. habituation Q8. What is instrumental in instrumental learning as demonstrated by Thorndike in his experiment on a cat? A. the latch which cat presses B. puzzle box of Thorndike C. appropriate response of cat to open the shutter of the puzzle box* D. the reward Q9. When the noxious species coloration is resembled by a harmless edible species to avoid predators is a phenomenon of— A. Mullerian mimicry B. Batesian mimicry* C. Mertensian mimicry D. auto-mimicry Q10. A sudden production of a newly adapted response without undergoing the trial and error procedure is termed as— A. innate behavior B. mimicry C. insight learning* D. procedural representation Q11. The concept that explains the development of behavior in newborn is A. Systemogenous behavior B. Epigenesis* C. Preformation D. None of aboveProf. S. D. Rathod; [*indicates the answer] Page 2
  3. 3. F.Y.B.Sc. Course-I, Semester-II Q12. In innate behavior stimulus brings about the internal reaction in the body of the animal is termed as A. Fixed action pattern (FAP) B. Internal action pattern C. Innate releasing mechanism* D. Innate representing mechanism Q13. In instrumental learning when consequences are increased or decreased due to reinforcement or punishment respectively was referred by Thorndike as— A. Operant conditioning B. Positive and negative reinforcement C. Instrumental learning D. Law of effect* Q14. _________________is a phenomenon in which an animal learns difficult and complex behaviors, by introducing desirable modifications in their behavior. A. Operant conditioning* B. Shaping C. Freezing posture D. Warning signal Q15. Which one of the following is not involved in learning to avoid enemies? A. Warning signal B. Mimicry C. Freezing posture D. Explicit representation* Q16. The rat classifying food into four categories to avoid sickness, which one of the following is one of them A. Novel food* B. Diet food C. Low calorie food D. Non-toxic foodProf. S. D. Rathod; [*indicates the answer] Page 3
  4. 4. F.Y.B.Sc. Course-I, Semester-II Q17. Experiments with birds learning to sing indicated that _________. A. bird song is completely inherited B. bird song is completely learned C. primitive bird song is inherited but they must refine their dialect during a brief sensitive period* D. the presence of adult birds of another species makes absolutely no difference Q18. In _________ representation, the animal has to follow procedure step by step to complete the representation. A. Declarative representation B. Explicit representation C. Procedural representation* D. Complete representation Q19. When in the experiment the kittens were kept in dark or closing their eyes by suturing for first 2-3 months of their life then— A. Kitten’s eyes had disintegrated B. Kitten’s eyes became functionally blind as their retina damaged C. Kitten’s eyes became functionally blind even the eyes were normal* D. There was no change in normal eye sight of kitten Q20. Imprinting is possible only when it occurs during A. Emergency period B. Typical period C. Critical period* D. Perfect period Q21. As animal acquires the conditional stimulus at the same time if the pairing of CS is stopped with UCS then animal CR decreases gradually and finally no CR occurs. This phenomenon is known as— A. Habituation B. Acquisition C. Extinction* D. Generalization Q22. The term fixed action pattern has been used for a behavior that _________. A. is a stereotyped response to a sign stimulus* B. can never be changed C. can be traced to ancient ancestors D. prevents further activityProf. S. D. Rathod; [*indicates the answer] Page 4
  5. 5. F.Y.B.Sc. Course-I, Semester-II Q23. Learning is a durable change in behavior as a result of ______. A. Instinct B. Experience* C. Imprinting D. Altruism Q24. B. F. Skinner was well known for studying this mode of learning. A. Imprinting B. Operant conditioning* C. Fixed action pattern D. Instrumental learning Q25. When goslings follow the first moving object they see after hatching, this learned behavior is called _________. A. Operant conditioning B. Fixed action pattern C. Territoriality D. Imprinting*Prof. S. D. Rathod; [*indicates the answer] Page 5

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