Chapter 8 Understanding Populations

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  • 1. 
    Biotic potential is the slowest rate at which a population can grow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    Exponential growth is where a population grows faster and faster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    The unique role of a species within an ecosystem is its predation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    A relationship in which two organisms live in close association is called _____________.

  • 5. 
    A relationship in which one species benefits and the other speices is neither harmed nor helped is called ____________.

  • 6. 
    Ants and acacia tress have a mutualistic relationship because
    • A. 

      They are both adapted to a humid climate.

    • B. 

      They benefit each other.

    • C. 

      The ants eat part of the acacia tree.


  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of coevolution?
    • A. 

      Flowers that can be pollinated by only one species of insect.

    • B. 

      Rabbits that invade a new habitat.

    • C. 

      Bacteria that suddenly mutate in a lab.


  • 8. 
    The growth rate of a population of geese will probably increase within a year if
    • A. 

      More birds die than are hatched.

    • B. 

      Most females lay two eggs instead of three during their nesting season.

    • C. 

      Several females begin laying eggs at younger ages than their mothers did.


  • 9. 
    Explain how the meanings of the words Predator and Prey differ.

  • 10. 
    Explain how two species can compete for the same resources even if they never come in contact with one another.

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