Ecology and the Environment Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which ecological theory estimates the number of species that can live on an island based on the island's size and proximity to a mainland source of species?

Question 2 2. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

Question 3 3. What do biologists think the most common reason for migration is?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is not an indirect indicator that biologists can use to estimate a population's density?

Question 5 5. Which term is used to describe how plants spread their seeds?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

Question 7 7. What is an ecomorph?

Question 8 8. If an introduced species survives in its new environment and starts breeding, what are the likely consequences?

Question 9 9. Within the biogeochemical cycle, where do consumers get most of their elements from, not including oxygen and hydrogen?

Question 10 10. According to this graph, at which elevation is the population density of Species A the highest?

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Question 11 11. What is a habitat?

Question 12 12. On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

Question 13 13. What is a wildlife corridor?

Question 14 14. In a typical ecosystem, what percentage of the energy produced by the autotrophs then consumed by the primary consumers will be passed along to the secondary consumers?

Question 15 15. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

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Question 16 16. What is a climax community?

Question 17 17. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

Question 18 18. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 19 19. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

Question 20 20. What is an invasive species?

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Question 21 21. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

Question 22 22. What kinds of conditions are typical of areas with temperate deciduous forests?

Question 23 23. What usually happens in a natural population as it approaches its carrying capacity?

Question 24 24. What is dispersion?

Question 25 25. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

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Question 26 26. Which type of factors has the biggest impact on an organism's life history?

Question 27 27. 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.

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. What is commensalism?

Question 30 30. An ecosystem is composed of what?

Ecology and the Environment Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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