Ultimate Quiz On Biodiversity

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Biodiversity Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Biodiversity has the following levels:
    • A. 

      Genetic diversity

    • B. 

      Species diversity

    • C. 

      Biome diversity

    • D. 

      Ecosystem diversity

  • 2. 
    Which of the following terms is matched correctly with it's definition?
    • A. 

      Population = group of organisms that are of the same species, spread all over the world

    • B. 

      Communities = made up of several populations of organisms all living in the same area

    • C. 

      Species = group of individuals that share characteristics, does not include all populations that occur in different geographical areas

    • D. 

      Ecosystem = the physical environment

  • 3. 
    Without genetic diversity, there would be no raw material for evolution and adaptation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is an ecoregion? And why are they important?
  • 5. 
    Intrinsic/Inherent Value = inherent right of organism to _________, independent of ___________________/use or relationship to others
  • 6. 
    Extrinsic/Utilitarian Value = value due to _________________
  • 7. 
    What are the three categories of Extrinsic Values of goods?
    • A. 

      Direct Use, Indirect Use, Non-use

    • B. 

      Indirect Use, Non-use, Inherent Use

    • C. 

      Cultural use, Direct use, Potential Use

  • 8. 
    What is Direct Use Value? What are some examples?
  • 9. 
    List some examples of each kind of direct use good:
    • Food
    • Fiber
    • Industrial products from plants
    • Medicine
    Building Materials
  • 10. 
    What are Indirect Use Value Goods? What are some examples?
  • 11. 
    Keystone species can come from the following trophic levels/groups: (in your head, give an example of each)
    • A. 

      Predators

    • B. 

      Food resource (ex: figs in tropical forests)

    • C. 

      Seed disperser

    • D. 

      Ecosystem Engineer

  • 12. 
    A resilient ecosystem is characterized by: Check all that apply
    • A. 

      Constancy - lack of fluctuation

    • B. 

      Inertia - resistance to perturbation

    • C. 

      Inertia - ability to adapt and change quickly

    • D. 

      Renewal = ability to constantly introduce new species to maintain biodiversity

    • E. 

      Constancy - lack of human intervention

    • F. 

      Renewal - ability to repair damage

  • 13. 
    What are the types of non-use values? Define them.
  • 14. 
    With what do you measure local community diversity? 
  • 15. 
    An _________ is a transition zone between communities
  • 16. 
    As structural complexity of habitats increases, biodiversity and productivity should be expected to decrease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Areas of high species diversity and endemism are called ________________________
  • 18. 
    Why is it difficult to determine the number of species on the planet?
    • A. 

      Some are small/overlooked

    • B. 

      Some areas are not well inventoried

    • C. 

      Some are hard to identify

    • D. 

      Not enough taxonomists

  • 19. 
    What types of methods did Dr. Dirzo and his colleague use to quantify animal populations in the Chajul rainforest? Check all that apply  
    • A. 

      Transects

    • B. 

      Footprint stations

    • C. 

      Sightings of both nocturnal and diurnal animals

    • D. 

      Scat samples

  • 20. 
    Which of the following roles does the tapir play in Mexico s tropical wet forests? Check all that apply.  
    • A. 

      Scavenger

    • B. 

      Seed dispersal

    • C. 

      Consumer

    • D. 

      Herbivore

    • E. 

      Predator

    • F. 

      Prey

  • 21. 
    The presence of jaguars in an ecosystem signifies what? What would happen if the jaguar population declined?
  • 22. 
    Environmental gradient: Trees and amphibians are not strongly influenced by the moisture gradient, but rather the temperature gradient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What is latitudinal gradient and how does it affect species diversity?
  • 24. 
    Which of the following are the major threats to biodiversity?
    • A. 

      Land use change

    • B. 

      Invasive Species

    • C. 

      Overexploitation

    • D. 

      Climate Change

    • E. 

      Pollution

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Why does biotic pollution spread so quickly?
  • 26. 
    What is adaptive radiation? Where is it most likely to occur?
  • 27. 
    For habitat fragmentation, what factors tend to increase loss of species diversity?
  • 28. 
    What are some reasons for rain forest disappearance?
  • 29. 
    The following countries are suffering from heavy deforestation. Check all that apply:
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      Congo

    • D. 

      Chile

    • E. 

      Africa

    • F. 

      China

  • 30. 
    What is so special about the Amazon Basin?
  • 31. 
    What is the correlation between deforestation and the price of cattle and soy in the Amazon?
  • 32. 
    What are the values and threats of the Congo?
  • 33. 
    What are the values and threats of Southeast Asia?
  • 34. 
    Which of the following threaten the forests/peat swamps of Borneo?
    • A. 

      Unsustainable logging

    • B. 

      Overpopulation

    • C. 

      Increasing fire frequency and susceptibility

    • D. 

      Land conversion for oil palm plantations

    • E. 

      Increased stability in climate

    • F. 

      More anamolistic climate occurences

  • 35. 
    What is REDD and what does it account for when coming up for a compensation price?
  • 36. 
    The following are potential solutions for deforestation in Borneo
    • A. 

      Consumer pressure

    • B. 

      Land conservation

    • C. 

      Land partitionment

    • D. 

      Diverting degraded land

    • E. 

      REDD and PES

    • F. 

      Support ecotourism

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      All of the above except one

    • I. 

      All of the above are false

  • 37. 
    PROJECT 1: THIAKI CREEK PROJECT Who, What, Where, When, Why?
  • 38. 
    PROJECT 2: STABILITY OF ALTERED FOREST ECOSYSTEMS (SAFE) PROJECT Who, What, Where, When, Why?
  • 39. 
    PROJECT 3: TROPICAL ECOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING (TEAM) NETWORK Who, What, Where, When, Why?
  • 40. 
    What is the differenc between in-situ and ex-situ conservation?
  • 41. 
    The ________________ assists countries with hundreds of conservation biology projects, maintains a data bank on the status of the world’s species
    • A. 

      WWF

    • B. 

      IUCN

    • C. 

      EPA

    • D. 

      CITES

  • 42. 
    The ___________________ conducts long-term studies on effects of habitat fragmentation on Amazonian rain forest
    • A. 

      IUCN

    • B. 

      ESA

    • C. 

      WWF

    • D. 

      CITES

  • 43. 
    What was a solution to the critique of the Endangered Species Act and that it did not compensate private land owners with threatened/endangered species on their land?
  • 44. 
    The ______________________ meets to decrease rate of extinction. Each participating nation has to come up with a ___________________________.
  • 45. 
    CITES bans hunting, capturing, selling of endangered species; however enforcement varies from country to country
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False