AP Environmental Science - Evolving Ecosystems: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is true about deserts?

Question 2 2. What are the ingredients and end product of photosynthesis?

Question 3 3. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

Question 4 4. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 5 5. On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

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Question 6 6. What factors differentiate high level primary production areas from moderate or low level production areas?

Question 7 7. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

Question 8 8. What is a taiga biome?

Question 9 9. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

Question 10 10. What are the two terms for describing plants that use photosynthesis to create their own food?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following biomes does NOT have a high level of primary production?

Question 12 12. A new mutation allows a cheetah to run faster and hunt down more prey than its slower counterparts. This mutation increased the _____ of the cheetah.

Question 13 13. What kinds of conditions are typical of areas with temperate deciduous forests?

Question 14 14. What is the term used to describe the removal of sediment from the bottom of an aquatic environment?

Question 15 15. Which of the following forces is LEAST likely to cause a new species to arise in a population?

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Question 16 16.

Which of the following is an example of a homologous structure or trait?

I. Arm bones of a human and wings of a bird

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of convergent evolution?

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

Question 19 19. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 20 20. What is the proper definition for primary production?

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Question 21 21.

Which of the following is an example of natural selection?

I. Albino animals are rare in nature because they are easy for predators to find.

II. The fastest gazelle is least likely to be eaten by a lion.

III. The gorilla that is strong enough to become alpha male is the most likely to pass on his genes.

Question 22 22. Which type of succession would occur in an area where lava covered an entire forest?

Question 23 23. A scientist has observed animals in a particular habitat for some time. She notices that the slowest gazelles tend to fall victim to predators more frequently than faster ones. Over time, she notes that the gazelle herd on average runs faster. She is observing:

Question 24 24. What is the term used to describe the first species to colonize an area after a disturbance, and how do these species help recovery of the area?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is true about savannas?

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Question 26 26.

Which of the following statements does NOT represent the idea of heritability by acquired characteristics?

I. A body builder develops stronger muscles during the course of his life, so his son will be strong as well.

II. A cat that lost its tail will produce offspring with shorter tails.

III. Over time, a population of heavily striped zebras increased over those without as much striping, as the heavily striped ones had a competitive advantage over the zebras with fewer stripes, and were, therefore, better able to reproduce.

Question 27 27. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 28 28. What is the appropriate definition of ecological succession?

Question 29 29. A scientist notices several birds in the same area that are similar in appearance with the exception of different beak lengths. She observes that one type of bird with a particularly long beak can pick bugs out of holes in the ground, while the birds with shorter beaks cannot. The longer beak is an example of

Question 30 30. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

AP Environmental Science - Evolving Ecosystems: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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