Principles of Ecology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a key feature of the life histories of species that have a type III survivorship curve?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is not a component of the phosphorus cycle?

Question 4 4. What does the term colonization mean in terms of organisms?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

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Question 6 6. What are the three major greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere?

Question 7 7. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 8 8. When a bee gathers nectar from a certain type of flower to make honey and in the process pollinates the flower, what kind of relationship exists between the bee and the flower?

Question 9 9. Which part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range receives the highest amount of rainfall?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

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Question 11 11. On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

Question 12 12. What is a habitat?

Question 13 13. What is the largest pool of carbon on the planet?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. What is a taiga biome?

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Question 16 16. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 17 17. Why can cheetahs and lions coexist together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve?

Question 18 18. Which term is used to describe how plants spread their seeds?

Question 19 19. How is it possible to conclude that eutrophication of bodies of water has occured?

Question 20 20. In a typical ecosystem, what percentage of the energy produced by the autotrophs then consumed by the primary consumers will be passed along to the secondary consumers?

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Question 21 21. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

Question 22 22. What is a population?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is not a feature of a metapopulation?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 25 25. What is the effect of predation on prey?

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Question 26 26. What is a wildlife corridor?

Question 27 27. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

Question 28 28. Identify the statement that is NOT true about acid rain.

Question 29 29. When burned, which fossil fuel will release the greatest amount of pollution into the air?

Question 30 30. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

Principles of Ecology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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