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Intro to Biodiversity, Adaptation & Classification Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Freshwater ecosystems are NOT classified by:

Question 2 2. What are the two main classifications of ecosystems?

Question 3 3. Which is NOT one of the four types of terrestrial ecosystems?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a biotic feature of an ecosystem?

Question 5 5. What is the difference between species diversity and genetic diversity?

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Question 6 6. We are only aware of 10,000 species of birds. Given that fact, where would an ornithologist most likely concentrate their research to discover new bird species?

Question 7 7. Dr. Smith is studying algae. Would she consider ponds in her research on ecological diversity? Why or why not?

Question 8 8. What might be the reaction of a botanist who discovered a new plant in the Saharan desert? Why would they react that way?

Question 9 9. How do plants repel insects and other animals?

Question 10 10. Which plant needs to eat insects to survive?

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Question 11 11. What type of plant has leaves that have air space and are really soft?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an adaptation of aquatic plants?

Question 13 13. What is a community?

Question 14 14. A scientist is studying a desert habitat. He looks at the type of rocks present, amount of sunlight, and species of lizards, snakes and rodents in the area. What type of ecological level is he studying?

Question 15 15. A scientist is studying an ocean ecosystem. He studies the populations of sharks, fish and coral in the area. What ecological level is he studying?

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Question 16 16. What is an ecosystem?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about taxonomic levels is correct?

Question 18 18. Why are there six kingdoms of life now instead of the original two that scientists developed?

Question 19 19. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 20 20. Which level of organization in taxonomy is the most specific?

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Question 21 21. The logistic growth model is a more realistic model because ________.

Question 22 22. A population's carrying capacity is _______.

Question 23 23. Population ecology is the study of _______.

Question 24 24. K refers to _______.

Question 25 25. Which of the following can be said about most primates in general?

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Question 26 26. Learning and association are connected with what evolutionary adaptation in primates?

Question 27 27. Which of the following distinguishes human communication from other primates?

Question 28 28. Which of the following physical characteristics distinguishes human beings from other primates?

Question 29 29. Which is the largest terrestrial ecosystem found on Earth?

Question 30 30. A hurricane hit an island where the only trees were palm trees. What might a biologist say about the ecosystem after the hurricane?

Intro to Biodiversity, Adaptation & Classification Chapter Exam Instructions

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