Environmental Science Mid Term

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Environmental Science Mid Term

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At what rate is the population rate increasing?
    • A. 

      Exponentially

    • B. 

      Logistically

    • C. 

      Ecstatically

    • D. 

      Logarithmically

  • 2. 
    What is a change performed by an individual organism in response to the environment?
    • A. 

      Speciation

    • B. 

      Adaption

    • C. 

      Acclamation

    • D. 

      Evolution

  • 3. 
    What is a long term change performed by a species in response to its environment?
    • A. 

      Speciation

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Adaption

    • D. 

      Speciation

  • 4. 
    What islands did Charles Darwin observe to create his theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      Caribbean

    • B. 

      Hawaii

    • C. 

      Galapagos

    • D. 

      Aleutian

  • 5. 
    What is the zone of tolerance where species can live, but with difficulty 
    • A. 

      Zone of Physical Stress

    • B. 

      Zone of Psychological Stress

    • C. 

      Zone of Periodical Stress

    • D. 

      Zone of Phsiological Stress

  • 6. 
    What happens when two different species occupy the same niche?
    • A. 

      The equally share resources

    • B. 

      They will directly compete with each other

    • C. 

      They leave each other alone

    • D. 

      One tries to costume the other

  • 7. 
    What is the highest level of taxonomy?
    • A. 

      Phylum

    • B. 

      Kingdom

    • C. 

      Family

    • D. 

      Domain

  • 8. 
    When predator and prey evolve and change at the same rate, it is known as...
    • A. 

      Competive Speciation

    • B. 

      Competitive Evolution

    • C. 

      Co-evolution

    • D. 

      Co-speciation

  • 9. 
    What type of relationship has one species benefiting and other unaffected?
    • A. 

      Commensalism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Symbiotic

    • D. 

      Parasitism

  • 10. 
    What separates secondary succession from primary succesion?
    • A. 

      Organisms are already in place

    • B. 

      Microbes and Bacteria are already in place

    • C. 

      There is no difference

    • D. 

      Soil levels are already in place

  • 11. 
    What term describes the limit of a species population?
    • A. 

      Limiting Factors

    • B. 

      S curve

    • C. 

      Carrying Capacity

    • D. 

      Logistic Growth

  • 12. 
    What species would be an example of K-selected species? 
    • A. 

      Houseflies

    • B. 

      Whales

    • C. 

      Turtles

    • D. 

      Salmon

  • 13. 
    What biome has high precipitation, a low range of temperature, and high average temperatures?
    • A. 

      Temperate Forest

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Tropical Rainforest

  • 14. 
    Rapidly changing biomes over altitude rather than longitude is known as what?
    • A. 

      Elevation Change

    • B. 

      Vertical Alignment

    • C. 

      Vertical Zonation

    • D. 

      Elevated Ecosystems

  • 15. 
    What biomes have large range of temperatures, little precipitation, and extreme seasons?
    • A. 

      Boreal Forest

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Temperate Grassland

  • 16. 
    If an area receives less than 10 inches of precipitation in a year, what type of biome is it?
    • A. 

      Tundra

    • B. 

      Tropical Savanah

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Temperate Grassland

  • 17. 
    Which area would not be best represented by a temperate grassland?
    • A. 

      Mongolian Steppes

    • B. 

      The Kalahari

    • C. 

      The Great Plains

    • D. 

      Patagonia

  • 18. 
    Which is only continent to not contain a desert?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 19. 
    What is the driest desert in the world?
    • A. 

      The Gobi (China/Mongolia)

    • B. 

      The Atacama (Chile)

    • C. 

      The Sonoran (American Southwest)

    • D. 

      The Sahara (Africa)

  • 20. 
    Which area is not best represented by a tropical rainforest?
    • A. 

      The Yucatan Peninsula

    • B. 

      The Amazon Basin

    • C. 

      The Congo

    • D. 

      Indonesia

  • 21. 
    What is another name (or another type) of tundra? 
    • A. 

      Alpine

    • B. 

      Charric

    • C. 

      Polar

    • D. 

      Taiga

  • 22. 
    What is another name for a boreal forest?
    • A. 

      Alpine

    • B. 

      Charric

    • C. 

      Taiga

    • D. 

      Polar

  • 23. 
    Which type of forest is the most widespread in the entire world?
    • A. 

      Boreal Forest

    • B. 

      Tropical Seasonal Forest

    • C. 

      Temperate Forest

    • D. 

      Tropical Rainforest

  • 24. 
    What is the difference savannah's and grassland?
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Elevation

    • C. 

      Temperature Range

    • D. 

      Latitudinal Zones

  • 25. 
    Where is the most widespread example of temperate shrublands?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Southern Australia

    • C. 

      Mediterranean

    • D. 

      Eastern Africa

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