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1. The ‘hotspot’ and ‘hotshot’ hypotheses both refer to possible explanations of:

A. Lek polygyny

B. Monogamy

C. Scramble competition polygyny

D. Polyandry

E. Female defense polygyny

2. When many females of a species produce eggs very rarely (e.g. for one or two nights a year, in a few specific locations), you are likely to observe:

A. Monogamy

B. Infanticide

C. An explosive breeding assemblage

D. Lek polygyny

3. The major difference between polygynandry and promiscuity is:

A. The males and females in a polygynandrous system form pair bonds, while they do not in a promiscuous system

B. Usually there are fewer individuals involved in a promiscuous mating system than in a polygynandrous system

C. Promiscuous parents typically help parent offspring, while polygynandrous parents do not

D. There are more males than females in a polygynandrous system, and more females than males in a promiscuous system

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