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Ecology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the effect of predation on prey?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT related to metapopulation theory?

Question 3 3. Which of the following would NOT be considered a factor in the decision to do an altruistic act?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

Question 5 5. Which of these large organisms has a type I survivorship curve?

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Question 6 6. When a harmless animal mimics a dangerous or unpalatable animal, it is called:

Question 7 7. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 8 8. What usually happens in a natural population as it approaches its carrying capacity?

Question 9 9. According to this graph, at which elevation is the population density of Species A the highest?

Question 10 10. Which type of factors has the biggest impact on an organism's life history?

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Question 11 11. The lowest, most basic level at which ecology is studied is:

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

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a type of symbiosis?

Question 14 14. Which term is used to describe how plants spread their seeds?

Question 15 15. What is a population?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not an indirect indicator that biologists can use to estimate a population's density?

Question 17 17. What is commensalism?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is commonly identified as a risk to living in a social group?

Question 19 19. A producer:

Question 20 20. When deciding if a specific action is worth the effort, an organism will consider the:

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Question 21 21. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 22 22. If the death rate of a species is highest when it reaches old age:

Question 23 23. A population:

Question 24 24. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 25 25. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

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Question 26 26. What is it called when one species out-competes another in a part of its habitat so well that the second species is excluded from that part?

Question 27 27. What is an ecomorph?

Question 28 28. What is niche differentiation?

Question 29 29. When an organism or group of organisms starts a population in a habitat where the species was not already present, it is called:

Question 30 30. Which of the following will NOT affect a population's carrying capacity?

Ecology Chapter Exam Instructions

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