Types of Ecosystems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

Question 2 2. Which biome has the greatest species richness?

Question 3 3. What is a taiga biome?

Question 4 4. After a glacier recedes, the moss and lichens that grow on the newly exposed rock surfaces are called what?

Question 5 5. Succession in which type of habitat has been researched more and is better understood?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is true about savannas?

Question 7 7. If a plant species is endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro, what does that mean?

Question 8 8. What kinds of conditions are typical of areas with temperate deciduous forests?

Question 9 9. Which type of succession would occur in an area where lava covered an entire forest?

Question 10 10. Which part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range receives the highest amount of rainfall?

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Question 11 11. What is the proper definition for primary production?

Question 12 12. In which of the following biomes would you expect to find a complete absence of plant life.

Question 13 13. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

Question 14 14. What is a climax community?

Question 15 15. On a total net basis, which biome is the most productive?

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17. What factors differentiate high level primary production areas from moderate or low level production areas?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true about deserts?

Question 19 19. What are the two terms for describing plants that use photosynthesis to create their own food?

Question 20 20. What is the term used to describe the first species to colonize an area after a disturbance, and how do these species help recovery of the area?

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Question 21 21. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

Question 22 22. Which of the following biomes does NOT have a high level of primary production?

Question 23 23. What are the ingredients and end product of photosynthesis?

Question 24 24. What is the appropriate definition of ecological succession?

Question 25 25. What is the term used to describe the removal of sediment from the bottom of an aquatic environment?

Types of Ecosystems Chapter Exam Instructions

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