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Mini-Quiz: Group Behavior of Flocks of Animals

by Ron Kurtus (24 November 2000)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How do you know that birds will tend to get close to its own kind?

Birds and bees are the essence of Spring

Birds of a feather, flock together

Birds like to steal from similar birds

2. Why would a bird who was attacked by others not try to fight them?

If outnumbered, it is safer to flee

Birds are know to be cowards

Birds only attack cats

3. How could you draw the conclusion that birds match the velocity of other birds?

Because they all seem to fly together

Because they only have one velocity

Just to make the simulation simpler

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Behavior. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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