Ecosystems and Biomes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The lowest, most basic level at which ecology is studied is:

Question 2 2. What is the proper definition for primary production?

Question 3 3. Which of the following biomes does NOT have a high level of primary production?

Question 4 4. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 5 5. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

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Question 6 6. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

Question 7 7. What is a population?

Question 8 8. What is a niche?

Question 9 9. Why can cheetahs and lions coexist together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve?

Question 10 10. What are the two terms for describing plants that use photosynthesis to create their own food?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is true about savannas?

Question 12 12. What are the ingredients and end product of photosynthesis?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is true about deserts?

Question 14 14. What kinds of conditions are typical of areas with temperate deciduous forests?

Question 15 15. Which part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range receives the highest amount of rainfall?

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Question 16 16. The temperature of the ocean is _____ all over the world.

Question 17 17. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

Question 18 18. Floating organisms that drift with the ocean current and form the base of many food chains are known as

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. Which concept best describes ecology?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is not an abiotic factor?

Question 22 22. On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

Question 23 23. What factors differentiate high level primary production areas from moderate or low level production areas?

Question 24 24. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 25 25. What is a taiga biome?

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Question 26 26. _____ percent of marine life lives in the upper zone of the ocean that receives sunlight.

Question 27 27. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 28 28. An ecosystem is composed of what?

Question 29 29. What is a habitat?

Question 30 30. The largest biome on our planet is the _____ biome.

Ecosystems and Biomes Chapter Exam Instructions

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