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Michigan Merit Exam: Biogeochemical Cycles Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the largest pool of carbon on the planet?

Question 2 2. What is a modern human intervention in the phosphorus cycle?

Question 3 3. What is the primary source of carbon that can be used by plants?

Question 4 4. How is it possible to conclude that eutrophication of bodies of water has occured?

Question 5 5. Identify the conversion which represents nitrification.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 7 7. 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?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is not a component of the phosphorus cycle?

Question 9 9. What is biogeochemical cycling?

Question 10 10. Within the biogeochemical cycle, where do consumers get most of their elements from, not including oxygen and hydrogen?

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Question 11 11. Put the following elements in order of abundance by weight in living organisms, starting with the most abundant, and ending with the least abundant: iron, copper, phosphorus, oxygen, and hydrogen.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

Question 13 13. Identify the statement that is NOT true about acid rain.

Question 14 14. When burned, which fossil fuel will release the greatest amount of pollution into the air?

Question 15 15. Which of the following processes takes carbon out of the short-term carbon cycle?

Michigan Merit Exam: Biogeochemical Cycles Chapter Exam Instructions

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