Quiz: The Ultimate Meerkat Generosity Quiz
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The Ultimate Meerkat Generosity Quiz
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About This Quiz

Meerkats seem to be one of the most generous creatures on Earth, humans included. They not only share their food, but babysit, too. Take this quiz to learn more about the helpful behavior of meerkats.

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Which of these terms best describes the meerkat's unique society?
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In terms of placement on the food chain, where would you put meerkats?
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Meerkats primarily eat insects and:
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At what age do meerkats start to take care of themselves?
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If a young meerkat begs for food from an adult that is not its parent, what happens?
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What is the name of a group of meerkats that breaks away from an existing gang to form a new one?
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Where do meerkats run to when the sentinel alerts them to danger?
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Which meerkat is charged with the job of sentinel?
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Shortly after giving birth, what will a mother meerkat often do?
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Pup-sitting meerkats sometimes act as:
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For those who are altruistic in meerkat society, is there usually any reward?
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Philosophically speaking, meerkats might be considered purely altruistic, because they give even at risk to themselves with no apparent gain. Which philosopher suggested that such a phenomenon cannot exist?
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