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Ecology & Ecosystems: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not a feature of a metapopulation?

Question 2 2. If an introduced species survives in its new environment and starts breeding, what are the likely consequences?

Question 3 3. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

Question 4 4. An ecosystem is composed of what?

Question 5 5. What is ecological balance?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

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 population's range?

Question 9 9. Which concept best describes ecology?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

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Question 11 11. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 12 12. What usually happens in a natural population as it approaches its carrying capacity?

Question 13 13. What is dispersion?

Question 14 14. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 15 15. What do biologists think the most common reason for migration is?

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Question 16 16. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

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

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a true statement about introduced species?

Question 19 19. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 20 20. Which of the following processes provides balance within the native habitat of a species, but is no longer present once the species is introduced into a new habitat?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 22 22. Intraspecific competition usually gives rise to which of the following dispersion patterns?

Question 23 23. What is the largest pool of carbon on the planet?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 25 25.

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

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Question 26 26. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 27 27. What is a taiga biome?

Question 28 28. What is commensalism?

Question 29 29. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a major goal of conservation biologists?

Ecology & Ecosystems: Help and Review 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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