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    In discussing insect and vertebrate societies, the author suggests which of the follo

    Hi, would you please explain the correct answer of the following question. Thanks.

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    When the same parameters and quantitative theory are used to analyze both termite colonies and troops of rhesus macaques, we will have a unified science of sociobiology. Can this ever really happen? As my own studies have advanced, I have been increasingly impressed with the functional similarities between insect and vertebrate societies and less so with the structural differences that seem, at first glance, to constitute such an immense gulf between them. Consider for a moment termites and macaques. Both form cooperative groups that occupy territories. In both kinds of society there is a well-marked division of labor. Members of both groups communicate to each other hunger, alarm, hostility, caste status or rank, and reproductive status. From the specialist‟s point of view, this comparison may at first seem facile—or worse. But it is out of such deliberate oversimplification that the beginnings of a general theory are made.

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    In discussing insect and vertebrate societies, the author suggests which of the following?
    (A) A distinguishing characteristic of most insect and vertebrate societies is a well-marked division of labor.
    (B) The caste structure of insect societies is similar to that of vertebrate societies.
    (C) Most insect and vertebrate societies form cooperative groups in order to occupy territory.
    (D) The means of communication among members of insect societies is similar to that among members of vertebrate societies.
    (E) There are significant structural differences between insect and vertebrate societies.

    Answer: The correct answer is E, but I think E is wrong. Based of the words which writer uses in his reading such as "
    oversimplification", "with the structural differences" (not significant), ... I think that E is wrong because of using "significant" in it. In addition, I have no idea which if another option is correct answer or not.

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    Re: In discussing insect and vertebrate societies, the author suggests which of the f

    They are all correct.
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