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AP Biology - Ecology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

Question 2 2. What is an ecomorph?

Question 3 3. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

Question 4 4. What is dispersion?

Question 5 5. How is it possible to conclude that eutrophication of bodies of water has occured?

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Question 6 6. If an introduced species survives in its new environment and starts breeding, what are the likely consequences?

Question 7 7. Identify the statement that is NOT true about acid rain.

Question 8 8. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

Question 9 9. What is coevolution?

Question 10 10. What is a population?

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Question 11 11. What is a taiga biome?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is true about savannas?

Question 13 13.

Which of the following statements about estuaries are true?

A. They are the gateway to freshwater breeding grounds of some marine animals

B. They are the breeding grounds for many types of aquatic animals

C. Estuaries are resistant to pollution because the constant inflow of freshwater flushes the pollutants out into the ocean.

D. They are areas where freshwater streams or rivers merge with the sea

Question 14 14. Which of the following is not a feature of a metapopulation?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is true about the Mesozoic period that lasted between 65 and 250 million years ago?

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Question 16 16. Why is deforestation harmful to biodiversity?

Question 17 17. Which term is used to describe how plants spread their seeds?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a density-independent factor that regulates population growth?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is true about greenhouse gases?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a major goal of conservation biologists?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following processes takes carbon out of the short-term carbon cycle?

Question 22 22. What usually happens in a natural population as it approaches its carrying capacity?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Why can cheetahs and lions coexist together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve?

Question 25 25. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 27 27. Which of the following processes provides balance within development of a species, but may no longer be present as a check once the species is introduced into a new habitat?

Question 28 28. What is an ecosystem?

Question 29 29. What is a habitat?

Question 30 30. Put the following elements in order of abundance by weight in living organisms, starting with the most abundant, and ending with the least abundant: iron, copper, phosphorus, oxygen, and hydrogen.

AP Biology - Ecology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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