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Question 1: Batesian mimicry is a form of ________ typified by a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator.
MimicryPredationVavilovian mimicryAggressive mimicry

Question 2: It is named after the English naturalist Henry Walter Bates, after his work in the rainforests of ________.
MozambiqueEast TimorPortugalBrazil

Question 3: Perhaps the sharpest contrast here is with ________, where a predator or parasite mimics a harmless species, avoiding detection and improving its foraging success.
Müllerian mimicryVavilovian mimicryAggressive mimicryBatesian mimicry

Question 4: [5] Batesian mimicry stands in contrast to other forms such as ________, where the mimic profits from interactions with the signal receiver.
PredationVavilovian mimicryAggressive mimicryMüllerian mimicry

Question 5: Batesian mimicry need not involve visual mimicry, but can employ ________ of any of the senses.
DeceptionConfidence trickPropagandaPsychological manipulation

Question 6: In weed, or ________, the weed does not profit from encounters with man or his winnowing machinery; at best the weed is left, at worst it is destroyed.
Aggressive mimicryBatesian mimicryVavilovian mimicryMüllerian mimicry

Question 7: ________ rely heavily on echolocation to detect their prey, such that their auditory system might well be equivalent both in importance and perceptual nature to the human visual system.
Even-toed ungulatePrimateBatMammal

Question 8: For example, ________ (Danaus plexippus) feed on milkweed species of varying toxicity.
LepidopteraUnited StatesDanaus (genus)Monarch (butterfly)

Question 9: This is a case of bipolar (only two species involved) ________;[5] the model is same species as its mimic.
Aggressive mimicryMimicryPredationVavilovian mimicry

Question 10: For example, some moths mimic the ________ warning signals sent by unpalatable moths to bat predators, a case of auditory Batesian mimicry.
LiverAcousticsUltrasoundMedical ultrasonography


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