Advanced Biology Quiz

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1.  Some birds are known as honey guides because they may be followed by humans to wild beehives. When the humans take honey from the hives, the birds are able to feast on the honey and bees, too. This type of relationship can best be described as...
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2.  Cougars are predators that often eat weakened or diseased animals. This is a description of the ... of cougars.
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3.  Referring to the image, suppose 10,000 units of energy are available at the level of the grasses. What is the total number of energy units lost by the time energy reaches the coyote?
 
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5.  Which of the following is the ultimate source of energy for the pyramid n the figure?
 
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6.  The organism shown in the figure is involved in which type of symbiosis?
 
7.  Which of the following information could be included in the description of a grasshopper's niche, but not in a description of its habitat?
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8.  Organisms with overlapping niches probably have which type of relationship?
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9.  What is "soil type" to an earthworm?
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10.  A researcher is studying reproduction in Taraxacum officinale, the dandelion. She decides to measure only soil temperature. You think her study is poorly-designed. Why?
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11.  How long are food chains?
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12.  Which of the following would be the easiest way to diagram predatory and parasitic relationships between several species?
13.  Which of the following nutrients has only a short-term biogeochemical cycle?
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14.  Which process describes nitrogen fixation?
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15.  Your favorite plant is growing very slowly, and you would like to find some way to increase its growth rate. Which of the following should you try increasing first?
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16.  Some farmers use manure on their crop fields. How does this help the plants?
17.  Which of the following allows the flow of energy through an ecosystem to happen?
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18.  A student notices that her guppies reproduce most when her fish tank water is slightly alkaline. They stop reproducing if the water becomes acidic or if the water becomes too alkaline. This is an example of ...
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19.  Which of the following statements is supported by these data?
 
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20.  In the figure, where will you most likely find the greatest diversity?
 
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21.  In the figure, which section would have a lack of organisms due to an overabundance of resources?
 
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22.  What type of succession is most likely to happen in the figure?
 
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23.  At which stage in the figure are the most pioneer species found?
 
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24.  What type of species would most likely be found in the area labeled "D" in the figure?
 
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25.  Personnel from the parks department have investigated the problem and present you with the following theories. Weigh the evidence and decide which is the best explanation for the problem.
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26.  Which of the following hypotheses is most valuable in explaining the trends seen in the data?
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27.  Imagine you are listening to a series of student presentations in which the speakers hypothesize about the kinds of marine life they would expect to find in an abyssal marine zone. Why hypothesis do you find most compelling?
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28.  Some coral reefs off the east coast of South America are starting to die off. Satellite images reveal great plumes of sediment washing out of the mouths of rivers. What can you conclude, if anything, about the relationship between these two factors?
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29.  Analyze each of the sequences in the primary succession of species colonizing a newly formed volcanic island and select the option in the correct order.
30.  What is the distinction between a zone of tolerance and limiting factors?
31.  Compare primary and secondary succession. What is the distinction between them?
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32.  Density, distribution, and growth rate are characteristics used to classify which one of the following?
33.  Which of the following involves a situation in which a density-dependent factor influences a population?
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34.  Which of the following statements is correct?
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35.  To assess a population's growth rate, an ecologist must know how many individuals are born, how many died, and how many move away in a given period of time. What else must an ecologist know?
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36.  You are an ecologist collecting data about the declining growth rate of the critically endangered Philippine eagle. The eagles' only known population is estimated to have about 350-650 individuals. Which of the following can you assume is zero?
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37.  A population's emigration in one month totaled three individuals. During the same period, immigration was 17 individuals. Natality was 12, and mortality was 26 due to a parasite infection. What was the net effect on the population size?
38.  How does the logistic model of population growth differ from the exponential model?
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39.  A demographer is investigating various populations to find out how they use resources. She wants to select the population that uses most resources per individual. Which population should she choose for her study?
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40.  The Kimmarie Orchid became extinct in the wild due to ...
41.  The hobbyists are trying to correct the Kimmarie Orchid problem they caused by using a ...
42.  Consider the following pairs of organisms: large predators and small predators; large herbivores and small herbivores; and migratory animals and non-migratory animals. The two animals most likely to suffer the most from habitat fragmentation are the
43.  What does the graph in the figure tell you?
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44.  Using the graph, extrapolate what would happen to biodiversity on a large island or continent.
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45.  Using the information from the graph, predict what would happen to biodiversity if the ocean level increased.
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46.  What effect did the loss of species B have on species A and D in the figure?
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