Animal Dating & Mating

Animal Dating & Mating

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Which of the following females often eat the male after mating?

Mantid (Praying Mantis)
Both Mantids and Scorpions
Neither Mantids nor Scorpions
I don't know

What is unique about ants, bees and wasps compared to other insects?

The females stay with her eggs until they begin to hatch.
The males have to fight the females off to stop her from eating the eggs.
They lay their eggs underground.
Their eggs hatch many months after they are laid.
I don't know

Of the following, which ways do at least one species of fish reproduce?

By laying eggs (oviparous)
By keeping the eggs in the body until they hatch (ovoviparous)
Having a direct tissue connection with the developing embryos and giving birth to live young (viviparous)
All of the above
I don't know

Humans, in addition to 42 other known species (including birds and fish), judge potential mates primarily on which characteristic?

Symmetry of face and body
Intensity of movement and activity
I don't know

How long is an elephant's pregnancy?

6 months
9 months
22 months
26 months
I don't know

Which of the following creatures usually mates with the same partner for life?

Polar Bears
I don't know

Male cockroaches are usually most attracted to female virgins in a receptive condition. How do they know who the virgins are?

They still have all their wings.
They secrete pheromones.
They are smaller in size.
They make a humming sound.
I don't know

Male fruit flies have elaborate mating rituals, while their cousins the housefly have a different style. What do they do?

They try to attract the female by flying in circles.
They approach any object the appropriate size of a female fly and attempt to copulate.
They don't mate - the males simply inseminate eggs laid by females.
They "sing" with their wings to attract the females.
I don't know

Which of the following tactics are employed by at least one kind of fish to attract mates?

Chemical stimuli
Electrical stimuli
All of the above
I don't know

Deaf females of which insect will not mate because the male uses sound to attract?

I don't know
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