TASC Science: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning & Resilience Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Habitat _____ occurs when humans build a road and break an established habitat into smaller chunks.

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 statements is true about greenhouse gases?

Question 4 4. If an introduced species survives in its new environment and starts breeding, what are the likely consequences?

Question 5 5. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

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Question 6 6. Harvesting a species from its habitat at a rate faster than the population can recover likely means that the species is:

Question 7 7. What are the three major greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere?

Question 8 8. What is overharvesting?

Question 9 9. What is bycatch?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a true statement about introduced species?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT related to global climate change?

Question 12 12. Species are typically overfished because:

Question 13 13. Which of the following scenarios is MOST likely to occur if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise?

Question 14 14. Select the order in which animals are fed if a habitat has not been fragmented.

Question 15 15. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

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Question 16 16. What is a climax community?

Question 17 17. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a major goal of conservation biologists?

Question 19 19. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

Question 20 20. Which of the following scenarios is least likely to have a detrimental impact on an ecosystem?

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Question 21 21. A series of acts have been passed on 'Rod' Island (fictitious location). Select the act that will NOT reduce organism extinctions in the future.

Question 22 22. Which of the following does NOT contribute to increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere?

Question 23 23. Which of the following processes provides balance within the native habitat of a species, but is no longer present once the species is introduced into a new habitat?

Question 24 24. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 25 25. What is ecological balance?

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Question 26 26. What is a wildlife corridor?

Question 27 27. What is an invasive species?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT an example of anthropogenic pollution?

Question 29 29. Pollution caused by humans is known as _____.

Question 30 30. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

TASC Science: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning & Resilience Chapter Exam Instructions

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