APes - AP Environmental Vocabulary Quiz - Chapter 4

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 78

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Welcome to “APES – Environmental Vocabulary Quiz – Chapter 4” where we will be turning to the fourth chapter of our textbooks and learning all about Environmental Science from the perspective of an Advanced Placement student. What can you tell us about the topic and the many words and phrases associated with it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Insertion of an alien gene into an organism to give it a beneficial genetic trait
    • A. 

      Speciation

    • B. 

      Endemic species

    • C. 

      Recombinant DNA

    • D. 

      GMO's

    • E. 

      Genetic engineering

  • 2. 
    Separation of populations of a species for long times into different areas
    • A. 

      Extinction

    • B. 

      Background extinction

    • C. 

      Geographic isolation

    • D. 

      Specialist species

    • E. 

      Biological evolution

  • 3. 
    Process by which a particular beneficial gene (or set of genes) is reproduced in succeeding generations more than other genes; the result of natural selection is a population that contains a greater proportion of organisms better adapted to certain environmental. 
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Ecological niche

    • C. 

      Realized niche

    • D. 

      Mass extinction

    • E. 

      Artificial selection

  • 4. 
    Total way of life or role of a species in an ecosystem; it includes all physical, chemical an biological conditions that a species needs to live and reproduce in an ecosystem 
    • A. 

      Fundamental niche

    • B. 

      Ecological niche

    • C. 

      Realized niche

    • D. 

      Generalists species

    • E. 

      Specialist species

  • 5. 
    Species with a broad ecological niche. They can live in many different places, eat variety of foods, and tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions 
    • A. 

      Specialist species

    • B. 

      GMO's

    • C. 

      Speication

    • D. 

      Endemic species

    • E. 

      Generalists species

  • 6. 
    Random structure or number of DNA molecules in a cell that can be inherited by offspring
    • A. 

      Biological evolution

    • B. 

      Differential reproduction

    • C. 

      Adaptation

    • D. 

      Mutations

    • E. 

      Natural selection

  • 7. 
    Widespread, often global period during which extinction rates are higher than normal but not high enough to classify as a mass extinction
    • A. 

      Mass extinction

    • B. 

      Geographic isolation

    • C. 

      Artificial selection

    • D. 

      Endemic species

    • E. 

      Mass depletion

  • 8. 
     formation of two species from one species because of divergent natural selection in response to changes in environmental conditions 
    • A. 

      Speciation

    • B. 

      Generalists species

    • C. 

      Endemic species

    • D. 

      Specialists species

    • E. 

      GMO's

  • 9. 
    Normal extinction of various species as a result of changes in local environmental conditions.
    • A. 

      Mass extinction

    • B. 

      Background extinction

    • C. 

      Mass depletion

    • D. 

      Extinction

    • E. 

      Geographic isolation

  • 10. 
    Organism whose genetic makeup has been altered by genetic engineering.
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