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AP Biology: Ecology Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following does NOT contribute to increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. When burned, which fossil fuel will release the greatest amount of pollution into the air?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT related to global climate change?

Question 5 5. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

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Question 6 6. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

Question 7 7. Which type of factors has the biggest impact on an organism's life history?

Question 8 8. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

Question 9 9. What kinds of conditions are typical of areas with temperate deciduous forests?

Question 10 10. Within the biogeochemical cycle, where do consumers get most of their elements from, not including oxygen and hydrogen?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

Question 12 12. An ecosystem is composed of what?

Question 13 13. The lowest, most basic level at which ecology is studied is:

Question 14 14. What is a habitat?

Question 15 15. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

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Question 16 16. What is a population?

Question 17 17. What is the primary source of carbon that can be used by plants?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is true about the Mesozoic period that lasted between 65 and 250 million years ago?

Question 20 20. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

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Question 21 21. What is dispersion?

Question 22 22. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

Question 23 23. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

Question 25 25. What is an ecomorph?

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Question 26 26. Identify the statement that is NOT true about acid rain.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is true about savannas?

Question 28 28. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

Question 29 29. According to the r/K selection theory, an r-selected species has which of the following characteristics?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is not an indirect indicator that biologists can use to estimate a population's density?

AP Biology: Ecology Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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