AP Biology Ecology And Behavior (Starr Taggart)

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 80

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This test is derived from the AP Biology course textbook Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (10th edition) by Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart. NOTE: Any textbook about AP Biology MAY be compatible with this textbook, but details such as page numbers may not match up. Also, certain terms may be different namewise but still mean the same thing. WARNING: Any person who is not taking the AP Biology course should NOT take this test for two reasons: It is a waste of your time because you do not need to now this. There are some terms that may be unfamiliar to you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _______________ is the study of how organisms interact with one another and with their physical and chemical environment.
  • 2. 
    A _________________ is a group of individuals of the same species that occupy a certain area.
  • 3. 
    The rate at which a population grows or declines depends upon the rate of ___________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Births

    • B. 

      Deaths

    • C. 

      Immigration

    • D. 

      Emigration

  • 4. 
    Populations grow exponentially when ______________.
    • A. 

      Population size expands by ever increasing increments through successive time intervals

    • B. 

      Size of low-density population increases slowly, then quickly, then levels off once carrying capacity is reached

    • C. 

      Population size increases by the same increment through successive time intervals

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 5. 
    For a given species, the maximum rate of increase per individual under ideal conditions is the _________________.
    • A. 

      Biotic Potential

    • B. 

      Carrying Capacity

    • C. 

      Environmental Resistance

    • D. 

      Density Control

  • 6. 
    Resource competition, disease, and predation are _______________ controls on population growth rates.
    • A. 

      Density-Independent

    • B. 

      Population-Sustaining

    • C. 

      Age-Specific

    • D. 

      Density-Dependent

  • 7. 
    A life history pattern for a population is a set of adaptations that influence the individual's ________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Survival

    • B. 

      Fertility

    • C. 

      Age when it starts reproducing

  • 8. 
    In 2001, the average annual growth rate for the human population at midyear was _________ percent.
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1.05

    • C. 

      1.3

    • D. 

      1.55

    • E. 

      2.7

    • F. 

      4.0

  • 9. 
    "Starlings minimize nest mites by festooning nests with wild carrot," said Clark and Mason.  Their statement was ________________.
    • A. 

      An untested hypothesis

    • B. 

      A prediction

    • C. 

      A test of a hypothesis

    • D. 

      A proximate conclusion

  • 10. 
    Genes affect the behavior of individuals by _____________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Influencing the development of nervous systems

    • B. 

      Affecting the kinds of hormones in individuals

    • C. 

      Governing the development of muscles and skeletons

  • 11. 
    Generally, living in a social group costs the individual, in terms of ________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Competition for food and other resources

    • B. 

      Vulnerability to contagious diseases

    • C. 

      Competition for mates

  • 12. 
    A statement that overcrowding causes lemmings to disperse to areas that are more favorable for reproduction _____________________.
    • A. 

      Is consistent with the Darwinian evolutionary theory

    • B. 

      Is based on a theory of evolution by group selection

    • C. 

      Is supported by the finding that most animals behave altruistically during their lives

  • 13. 
    The genetic similarity between an uncle and his nephew is ____________________.
    • A. 

      The same as between a parent and its offspring

    • B. 

      Greater than that between two full siblings

    • C. 

      Dependent on how many other nephews the uncle has

    • D. 

      Less than that between a mother and her daughter

  • 14. 
    A habitat ______________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Has distinguishing physical and chemical features

    • B. 

      Is where individuals of a species normally live

    • C. 

      Is occupied by various species

  • 15. 
    A two-way flow of benefits in mutualistic interactions between species is an outcome of ________________________.
    • A. 

      Close cooperativeness

    • B. 

      Two-way exploitation

    • C. 

      Resource partitioning

    • D. 

      Competitive coexistence

  • 16. 
    A niche _________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Is the sum of activities and relationships in a community by which individuals of a species secure and use resources

    • B. 

      Is varying for a given species

    • C. 

      Shifts in large and small ways

  • 17. 
    Two species in one habitat can coexist when they __________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Differ in their use of resources

    • B. 

      Share the same resource in different ways

    • C. 

      Use the same resource at different times

  • 18. 
    A predator population and prey population ___________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Always coexist at relatively stable levels

    • B. 

      May undergo cyclic or irregular changes in density

    • C. 

      Cannot coexist indefinitely in the same habitat

  • 19. 
    Parasites ___________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Tend to kill their hosts

    • B. 

      Can kill novel hosts

    • C. 

      Feed on host tissues

  • 20. 
    In ____________________, a disturbed site in a community recovers and moves again toward the climax state.
    • A. 

      The area effect

    • B. 

      The distance effect

    • C. 

      Primary succession

    • D. 

      Secondary succession

  • 21. 
    The biodiversity of a given region is an outcome of ____________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Climate and topography

    • B. 

      Possibilities for dispersal

    • C. 

      Evolutionary history

  • 22. 
    Ecosystems have _________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Energy inputs and outputs

    • B. 

      One trophic level

    • C. 

      Nutrient cycling but not nutrient outputs

  • 23. 
    Trophic levels are ____________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Structured feeding relationships

    • B. 

      Who eats whom in an ecosystem

    • C. 

      A hierarchy of energy transfers

  • 24. 
    Primary productivity on land is affected by __________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis and respiration by plants

    • B. 

      How many plants are neither eaten nor decomposed

    • C. 

      Rainfall and temperature

  • 25. 
    Solar radiation drives the distribution of weather systems and so influences _____________________.  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Temperature zones

    • B. 

      Rainfall distribution

    • C. 

      Seasonal variations

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