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Principles of Ecology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the primary source of carbon that can be used by plants?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is not an abiotic factor?

Question 3 3. In a typical ecosystem, what percentage of the energy consumed by primary consumers will eventually be consumed by tertiary consumers?

Question 4 4. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 5 5. According to the r/K selection theory, an r-selected species has which of the following characteristics?

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Question 6 6. When a bee gathers nectar from a certain type of flower to make honey and in the process pollinates the flower, what kind of relationship exists between the bee and the flower?

Question 7 7. What kinds of conditions are typical of areas with temperate deciduous forests?

Question 8 8. What is a modern human intervention in the phosphorus cycle?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

Question 10 10. The lowest, most basic level at which ecology is studied is:

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Question 11 11. What is interspecific competition?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 13 13. What do biologists think the most common reason for migration is?

Question 14 14. Which specific field of science gave rise to the theoretical idea of island biogeography and its counterpart island biodiversity?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

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Question 16 16. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 17 17. Which of the following processes provides balance within the native habitat of a species, but is no longer present once the species is introduced into a new habitat?

Question 18 18. Which part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range receives the highest amount of rainfall?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is the best explanation for why we study the carbon cycle on a global scale and not as much in specific local ecosystems?

Question 20 20. What is a habitat?

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Question 21 21. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 22 22. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

Question 23 23. Which type of factors has the biggest impact on an organism's life history?

Question 24 24. If a mosquito feeds on a bird that is infected with the West Nile Virus and then feeds on a human being who then contracts the virus, what role is the mosquito playing in the infection of the person?

Question 25 25. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is not a component of the phosphorus cycle?

Question 27 27. Which of the following scenarios is MOST likely to occur if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true about all environments?

Question 29 29. What is an ecomorph?

Question 30 30. Identify the conversion which represents nitrification.

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