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. Which of the following is NOT a host used by fungus-growing ants in their gardens?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Fruit.
(c) Manure.
(d) Seeds.

2. What is another word for myrmecophile?
(a) Host.
(b) Guest.
(c) Queen.
(d) Predator.

3. What do leafcutter ants primarily feed off?
(a) Fungus.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Twigs.
(d) Plant matter.

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

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

6. Which of the following words is used to describe an ant swarm?
(a) Divouac.
(b) Givouac.
(c) Bivouac.
(d) Tivouac.

7. On which part of the host ant's body do Coxequesomidae mites live?
(a) Mandible.
(b) Gastor.
(c) Throax.
(d) Antennae.

8. Which of the following is another name for fungus growing ants?
(a) Eciton.
(b) Labidus Praedator.
(c) Attini.
(d) Cubiteres.

9. How long should vials used for preservation be?
(a) 55 mm.
(b) 85 mm.
(c) 75 mm.
(d) 65 mm.

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

11. Which of the following provides the silk needed to weave the weaver ants' nest together?
(a) Spiders.
(b) Silkworms.
(c) Larvae.
(d) Moths.

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

13. What are bead glands also known as?
(a) Pearl bodies.
(b) Gold bodies.
(c) Diamond bodies.
(d) Emerald bodies.

14. What does the term "army ant" relate to?
(a) Nesting.
(b) Food location.
(c) Defensive movement.
(d) Reproduction.

15. Which of the following ant species is of most interest to Wilson and Holldobler in their discussion of fungus growing ants?
(a) Army ants.
(b) Leafcutter ants.
(c) Weaver ants.
(d) Diver ants.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does "the ultimate parasite" Teleutomyrmex schneideri live?

2. Which of the following scientists was NOT involved in the study of hierarchical competition?

3. Which of the following types of symbiosis does NOT deal with nest sharing?

4. In Gray's report regarding worker ants of the Myrmecia variant, how long would the workers crouch close to a branch, mandibles open, waiting to spring at prey?

5. What does the red ant, Proceratium, forage for?

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