Chapter 22 Online Study Guide

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Chapter 22 Online Study Guide - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the section on Kudzu and answer the critical thinking question(s). Answer in at least 4 sentences.
  • 2. 
    Read the first page of Chapter 22. Where did the name "stool pigeon" come from?
    • A. 

      Sewing the eyes of a passenger pigeon shut and tying it to a perch

    • B. 

      Using a taxidermist to stuff a dead bird and set it on a perch

    • C. 

      Using a fake bird along with it's mating call to attract other birds

    • D. 

      Using the birds main predator to scare them into large flocks that are easy to shoot

  • 3. 
    From 22-1. Which of the following factors does not decrease biodiversity
    • A. 

      Introduction of alien species

    • B. 

      Geographic isolation

    • C. 

      Environmental stress

    • D. 

      Moderate environmental disturbances

    • E. 

      Extreme envrionmental conditions

  • 4. 
    From 22-1. According to the 2000 joint study be several scientific groups - apprxoimately what percentage of the worlds amphibians are threatened with extinction
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      10%

    • E. 

      90%

  • 5. 
    Read Connections on page 553. What is expected to pose the greatest threat to freshwater ecosystems (especially lakes)
    • A. 

      Pollution

    • B. 

      Loss of wetlands

    • C. 

      Invasive species

    • D. 

      Panthers

    • E. 

      Overharvesting

  • 6. 
    Read 22-2. Which of the following would best describe the disappearance of horned lizards from Fort Worth?
    • A. 

      Biological extinction

    • B. 

      Ecological extinction

    • C. 

      Local extinction

    • D. 

      Background extinction

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not an endangered or threatened species shown in figure 22-7?
    • A. 

      Humpback whale

    • B. 

      Hawksbill sea turtle

    • C. 

      Kirtlands warblers

    • D. 

      Gray wolf

    • E. 

      Smallmouth salamander

  • 8. 
    Read the case study on bats. Which of the following fruits is NOT a result of bat pollination?
    • A. 

      Banannas

    • B. 

      Figs

    • C. 

      Dates

    • D. 

      Strawberries

    • E. 

      Mangos

  • 9. 
    Read 22-3. Which of the following is a NON  Utilitarian value of biodiversity?
    • A. 

      Goods

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Option

    • D. 

      Recreation

    • E. 

      Bequest

  • 10. 
    Read 22-6. Managing wildlife is critical to conservation biology. Managment plans are based on which of the following principles?
    • A. 

      Ecological succession

    • B. 

      Wildlife population dynamics

    • C. 

      An understanding of the cover, food, water, space and other habitat needs of each species to be managed

    • D. 

      The maximum sustained yield of a population, in which harvested individuals are not removed fast than they can be replaced through reproduction

    • E. 

      All of the above are used in creating effective management plans

  • 11. 
    Read 22-6. The population of white tailed deer in the United States went from 500,000 in 1900 to ___ in 2000.
    • A. 

      25-30 million

    • B. 

      1-5 million

    • C. 

      6-10 million

    • D. 

      12-16 million

    • E. 

      The population has shrunk below 500,000

  • 12. 
    Read 22-5. There is some very important legislation reagrding endangered animals. Which of the following laws would you be breaking if you carried a feather of the endangered California Condor from Michigan into Ohio?
    • A. 

      Endangered species act

    • B. 

      Montreal protocol

    • C. 

      Kyoto treaty

    • D. 

      Lacey act

    • E. 

      USFWS

  • 13. 
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that decisions reagrding an endangered species should be based on biology, NOT economic or political reasons. Unfortunatley decisions are normally made by rich politicians that know nothing about the animals or plants. What branch of the government is responsible for listing species as endangered and/or threatened?
    • A. 

      USDA

    • B. 

      FDA

    • C. 

      USFWS

    • D. 

      USDA

    • E. 

      CITES

  • 14. 
    Read 22-4. Feral pigs are a huge problem throughout the US, and Texas is no exception. It is legal to kill hogs at anytime of the year, except on wildlife management areas in Texas. For some bizarre reason the Wildlife Managment Areas in Texas only allow harvesting of feral hogs during seasons! These are introduced, incredibly destructive nonnative species - so this makes absolutely no sense. Approximately how long ago do we think domesticated pigs (which escaped becoming feral pigs) arrived in the U.S?
    • A. 

      200 years ago

    • B. 

      100 years ago

    • C. 

      450 years ago

    • D. 

      300 years ago

    • E. 

      275 years ago

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