Quiz 3 – Version B


 1.  Dorsal ocelli are found only in the larvae of holometabolous

 2.  If an insect's legs are removed, it may lose its sense of 

 3.  Exogenous rhythms persist even in the absence of entrainment
     cues from the environment.

 4.  The frontal nerves run from the tritocerebrum to the
     subesophageal ganglion.

 5.  Crepuscular insects are most active between dawn and dusk.

Multiple Choice:

 6.  Compared to most learned behaviors, instinctive (innate)
     behavior is:
     A.  More stereotyped
     B.  Less complex
     C.  Not subject to evolutionary change
     D.  All of these

 7.  When laying eggs, a female insect returns to her larval host
     plant, even though she has not fed upon this plant during her
     adult life.  This is an example of:
     A.  Conditioning                C.  Habituation
     B.  Imprinting                  D.  Instrumental learning

 8.  In most insects, the sense of smell is localized in the:
     A.  Tarsi                       C.  Antennae
     B.  Maxillary palps             D.  Frons

 9.  In insects with dichromatic (2 pigment) color vision, maximum
     color discrimination is in the range from:
     A.  Red to green                C.  UV to green
     B.  Yellow to blue              D.  Bee violet to bee purple

10.  The mandibular gland substance of the queen honey bee inhibits
     ovarian development among worker bees in the same hive.  This
     is an example of a(n):
     A.  Allomone                    C.  Synomone
     B.  Pheromone                   D.  Kairomone

11.  If a nerve impulse started in the tritocerebrum and passed
     through the stomodeal nervous system until it reached the
     heart, it would NOT pass through the:
     A.  Recurrent nerve             C.  Subesophageal ganglion
     B.  Frontal nerve               D.  Hypocerebral ganglion

12.  An insect's mechanoreceptors would NOT be sensitive to:
     A.  Body movement               C.  Sound vibrations
     B.  Wind speed                  D.  Water vapor

13.  Stridulation is a method of producing sound by:
     A.  Vibrating the wings.
     B.  Vibrating a resonant membrane.
     C.  Striking the substrate.
     D.  Rubbing body parts together.

14.  In an ant nest, all workers are:
     A.  Adult males                 C.  Immature males
     B.  Adult females               D.  Immature females

15.  Which pair of structures have the most SIMILAR sensory functions?
     A.  Chordotonal organs and tympana
     B.  Stemmata and pressure receptors
     C.  Flex receptors and cerci
     D.  Antennae and hair beds


Which item in the right column is innervated by each structure
in the left column?
16.  Subesophageal ganglion
17.  Deutocerebrum
18.  Hypocerebral ganglion
19.  Caudal ganglion
20.  Prothoracic ganglion
A.  Heart
B.  Proventriculus
C.  Ocelli
D.  Wings
E.  Antennae
F.  Mandibles
G.  Legs
H.  Cerci
Match the statement in the left column with the correct descriptor in the right column.
21.  Orientation directly toward or away from a stimulus
22.  An increased rate of turning
23.  The simplest form of innate behavior
24.  Involves only three neurons
25.  Maintains a fixed differential between a pair of receptors
A) the statement describes a reflex
B) the statement describes a taxis
C) the statement describes a Kinesis
D) the statement describes a transverse orientation
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