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Ecology & Ecosystems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

Question 3 3. What is coevolution?

Question 4 4. What do biologists think the most common reason for migration is?

Question 5 5. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

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Question 6 6. An association between two different species where the symbiont benefits and the host is harmed is known as:

Question 7 7. What is a wildlife corridor?

Question 8 8. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 9 9. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 10 10. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a major goal of conservation biologists?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not a feature of a metapopulation?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. What is a population's range?

Question 15 15. What is the effect of predation on prey?

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Question 16 16. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 17 17.

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

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true about deserts?

Question 19 19. When burned, which fossil fuel will release the greatest amount of pollution into the air?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is true about all environments?

Question 22 22. If an introduced species survives in its new environment and starts breeding, what are the likely consequences?

Question 23 23. What is ecological balance?

Question 24 24. Intraspecific competition usually gives rise to which of the following dispersion patterns?

Question 25 25. Which of the following processes takes carbon out of the short-term carbon cycle?

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Question 26 26. What is a taiga biome?

Question 27 27. What type of mimicry occurs when a harmless animal mimics a dangerous or unpalatable animal?

Question 28 28. If a mosquito feeds on a bird that is infected with the West Nile Virus and then feeds on a human being who then contracts the virus, what role is the mosquito playing in the infection of the person?

Question 29 29. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is true about savannas?

Ecology & Ecosystems Chapter Exam Instructions

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