Populations: Density, Survivorship and Life Histories


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

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

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

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to test your knowledge of population density and the many terms and ideas that go along with it. The quiz is five-questions long. Are you up for the challenge?

Quiz and Worksheet

Students will be asked to identify many of the following terms on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Life histories
  • R-selected species
  • K-selected species
  • Survivorship curve

Skills Practiced

While taking this quiz/worksheet, you will be practicing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related population density lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned about factors that influence an organism's life history
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about life histories and survivorship curves in a different light

Additional Learning

For more information on the subject of population density and its related topics, check out the accompanying lesson titled Population: Density, Survivorship and Life Histories. Objectives established for the lesson include:

  • Define population and population density
  • Identify the factors of life histories
  • Learn the definition and examples of a survivorship curve
  • Distinguish between r-selected and k-selected species