Changing Ecosystems Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Taking an endangered species to a zoo when its habitat is completely destroyed is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. Under the Endangered Species Act, what is a possible triggering event for considering a species as endangered?

Question 3 3. What might an ecological restorer say about a previously decimated shoreline that successfully regrew vegetation?

Question 4 4. Pollution caused by humans is known as _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the characteristic that defines a desert?

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Question 6 6. To be considered an invasive species by the United States federal government, a species must be:

Question 7 7. Why does the biodiversity of estuaries and salt marshes fluctuate?

Question 8 8. The term xerocoles refers to an _____.

Question 9 9. Why do people want to restore natural habitats that have been destroyed?

Question 10 10. If an Evergreen population has been decimated, what might ecological restorers do?

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Question 11 11. A series of acts have been passed on 'Rod' Island (fictitious location). Select the act that will NOT reduce organism extinctions in the future.

Question 12 12. Taxonomy is the science of:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of a species that was able to re-populate under the protection of the Endangered Species Act?

Question 14 14. What year was the Endangered Species Act enacted?

Question 15 15. Scientists have discovered a cross between gray wolves and coyotes known as the coywolf. The capture and tracking of these animals shows that they have migrated from their normal habitat into urban areas and even major cities such as Chicago. Scientists are also finding that when these animals are killed or removed from urban settings, the rodent population increases dramatically. What is the most likely reason for the increase in rodent problems?

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Question 16 16. To state an organism is 'extinct' means

Question 17 17.

Finish this conversation:

Peter: I don't understand why people spend time reforesting. We've already benefitted from the trees.

Carol: _____

Question 18 18. What is bycatch?

Question 19 19. An organism that used to exist and no longer does is called _____.

Question 20 20. When was the most recent mass extinction event?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the number of species extinctions has increased so dramatically over the past millennium?

Question 22 22. Which is NOT a level of interaction studied by ecologists?

Question 23 23. A species in which the only living members are in captivity is known as _____.

Question 24 24. Habitat _____ occurs when humans build a road and break an established habitat into smaller chunks.

Question 25 25. The majority of species extinctions are caused by _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following scenarios is least likely to have a detrimental impact on an ecosystem?

Question 27 27. In which of the following ways can invasive species harm other species in their new environment?

Question 28 28. In Biology, the correct order for classifying organisms by their taxonomic rank is:

Question 29 29. A vital part of keeping species alive and thriving even if they are threatened or endangered is _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an example of anthropogenic pollution?

Changing Ecosystems Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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