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TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Ecosystems & Biomes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is niche differentiation?

Question 2 2. If a mosquito feeds on a bird that is infected with the West Nile Virus and then feeds on a human being who then contracts the virus, what role is the mosquito playing in the infection of the person?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is true about savannas?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

Question 5 5. What is the primary source of carbon that can be used by plants?

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Question 6 6. What is the largest pool of carbon on the planet?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is true about deserts?

Question 8 8. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

Question 9 9. What can an herbivore be categorized as?

Question 10 10. How is it possible to conclude that eutrophication of bodies of water has occured?

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Question 11 11. What are the three major greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere?

Question 12 12. Which concept best describes ecology?

Question 13 13. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

Question 14 14. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 15 15. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

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Question 16 16. Why can cheetahs and lions coexist together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve?

Question 17 17. What is a taiga biome?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a function of the National Park Service in the United States?

Question 19 19. On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

Question 20 20. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

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Question 21 21. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

Question 22 22. According to the r/K selection theory, an r-selected species has which of the following characteristics?

Question 23 23. Which of these large organisms has a type I survivorship curve?

Question 24 24. Which of the following scenarios is MOST likely to occur if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26.

Which of the following statements about estuaries are true?

A. They are the gateway to freshwater breeding grounds of some marine animals

B. They are the breeding grounds for many types of aquatic animals

C. Estuaries are resistant to pollution because the constant inflow of freshwater flushes the pollutants out into the ocean.

D. They are areas where freshwater streams or rivers merge with the sea

Question 27 27. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

Question 28 28. What does the term colonization mean in terms of organisms?

Question 29 29. What is an invasive species?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is not an abiotic factor?

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Ecosystems & Biomes Chapter Exam Instructions

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