The Ants Test | Final Test - Easy

Bert Hölldobler
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what country did scientists Vepsalainen and Pisarski devise a three-tiered classification for hierarchical competition?
(a) Romania.
(b) Sweden.
(c) Poland.
(d) Finland.

2. Which of the following best describes the body of weaver ants?
(a) Large bodied.
(b) Narrow bodied..
(c) Wide bodied.
(d) Small bodied.

3. How many foraging periods to harvester ants typically participate in each day?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

4. During what season of the year are Solenopsis flies absent from most ecosystems?
(a) Fall.
(b) Spring.
(c) Summer.
(d) Winter.

5. How do major workers in a weaver ant nest treat minor workers?
(a) The major and minor workers work communally.
(b) The major workers fear the minor worker.
(c) The major workers ignore the minor workers.
(d) The major and minor workers are in constant competition.

6. Which of the following insects are harvested in "ranches" by ants?
(a) Aphids.
(b) Honeybees.
(c) Katydids.
(d) Fleas.

7. How many varieties of ant-plant symbiosis are categorized in this chapter?
(a) 37.
(b) 17.
(c) 27.
(d) 7.

8. Which of the following is NOT a type of symbiosis found in ant species?
(a) Viralbiosis.
(b) Xenobiosis.
(c) Dulosis.
(d) Parabiosis.

9. What is the main component of a weaver ant's nest?
(a) Garbage.
(b) Sand.
(c) Leaves.
(d) Wood.

10. Which of the following scientists solely studied the way harvester ants affected cross-pollination in 1986?
(a) Gould.
(b) Rissing.
(c) Wilde.
(d) Huber.

11. Which of the following countries is the Eciton Burchelli army ant NOT found?
(a) Mexico.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Brazil.
(d) Peru.

12. Which of the following body parts are NOT affected by formicosis?
(a) Throat.
(b) Bronchials.
(c) Nose.
(d) Lungs.

13. In what part of the ant's anatomy are the unicellular glands?
(a) The abdomen.
(b) The head.
(c) The antennae.
(d) The thorax.

14. When Wilson wrote about studying harvester ants and the Old Testament, where was he located?
(a) Syria.
(b) Persia.
(c) Israel.
(d) India.

15. What is the most important element in harvester ants' diet?
(a) Fungus.
(b) Grain.
(c) Honey.
(d) Plant matter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do weaver ants live, exclusively?

2. What is another word for myrmecophile?

3. Which of the following is the most common type of plant-ant symbiosis?

4. Which of the following scientists told the amusing anecdote about ants that stripped a garden overnight?

5. Where was Wilson heading when he was desperately trying to get a hold of Le Pouce to perform a specialized predator field study?

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