Glencoe Biology Chapter 4: Population Ecology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. On average, how many times higher is the infant mortality rate in developing countries in comparison to developed countries?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is not an indirect indicator that biologists can use to estimate a population's density?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is true about birth rates in lower-income countries?

Question 4 4. How is a skewed age distribution in a population related to a high infant mortality rate?

Question 5 5. What are highly developed countries?

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Question 6 6. Which is the correct order of the stages of demographic transition?

Question 7 7. Define death rate.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT part of Thomas Malthus' predictions about excess human population growth?

Question 9 9. The _____ is the average number of offspring born to a woman in a population during her reproductive years.

Question 10 10. XYZ Country's population is just beginning to increase. The population increase is partially due to their birth rate of 2.9, and the death rate being at the lowest it's been in two decades. Which stage is XYZ country in?

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Question 11 11. What usually happens in a natural population as it approaches its carrying capacity?

Question 12 12. According to other prevailing theories at the time, what factors would govern general population growth?

Question 13 13. In the 21st century, what evidence supports Thomas Malthus' predictions about human overpopulation?

Question 14 14. What do biologists think the most common reason for migration is?

Question 15 15. What does the term colonization mean in terms of organisms?

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Question 16 16. Last Saturday, Ben permanently moved from Louisiana to Belgium. Identify the statement that is correct, following Ben's movement.

Question 17 17. What is biotic potential?

Question 18 18. What was the approximate size of the human population in the 1960s and in 2011?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a key feature of the life histories of species that have a type III survivorship curve?

Question 20 20. Deduce the formula that represents the population growth rate.

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Question 21 21.

In a 2010 project, Nigel aimed at looking into poverty across a particular country. He interviewed four persons, namely Richie, Barbara, Melanie, and Claude and obtained the following:

Richie, Melanie, Barbara, and Claude could afford to spend respectively a maximum of $0.75 per day, $300 per year, $100 per week and $100 per day.

Who among them was living in extreme poverty?

Question 22 22. What is the correct definition of demography?

Question 23 23. _____ is a factor that is in associated with natality.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is not a characteristic of poverty?

Question 25 25. Environmental resistance can be attributed to all of the following factors except

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Question 26 26. Which of the following represents an example of exponential growth?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about biotic potential is TRUE?

Question 28 28. Sarah grew up with her Mom Susan. Susan was a stay-at-home mom. Sarah is grown up now and recently Sarah has found opportunity for employment, as well as access to contraceptives that her Mom Susan didn't have. Sarah plans to work and postpone having children for a little while. If this was becoming the norm in Sarah's country, which stage are they in?

Question 29 29. What is dispersion?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT true about demographic transition?

Glencoe Biology Chapter 4: Population Ecology Chapter Exam Instructions

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