Carrying Capacity of a Population: Definition & Explanation - Quiz & Worksheet


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An exponential growth curve is shaped like the letter _____.

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1. Why do new populations have such high growth?

2. An S-shaped growth curve shows that the population _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Since resources and space are finite, environments cannot sustain exponential growth and thus have carrying capacities. Use these assessments to test your understanding of graphical representations of growth and the consequences of populations that exceed an environment's carrying capacity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet-quiz set will test your knowledge about:

  • Exponential growth curves
  • Effects of carrying capacity on population growth
  • Reading graphical representations of population growth
  • Effects of over populations

Skills Practiced

Use these assessments to also test your abilities with:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding population growth and carrying capacity
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems about graphs of populations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding damped oscillations and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review the lesson on carrying capacity that accompanies these assessments to reinforce your knowledge about population growth and how it's limited by carrying capacity. The title of the lesson is Carrying Capacity of a Population: Definition & Explanation. Objectives of this lesson are:

  • Differentiate between exponential growth and logistic growth
  • Explain the restrictions of carrying capacity
  • Describe the different types of fluctuations in population growth