Exam 2 Prep Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    Choose the best definition of "habitat".
    • A. 

      Mapping location of all habitable areas for a species with no distinct boundary

    • B. 

      A way an organism fits into an ecological community or ecosystem

    • C. 

      A set of several species that are adapted to their particular environment

    • D. 

      An actual location where an organism lives including all physical and biological resources required by a species

  • 2. 
    A fundamental niche is actually occupied by the species.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Law of Minimum is growth controlled by the most abundant source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Trees are limited to a specific order/division of plants and is defined by growth form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All gymnosperms and angiosperms are considered trees.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Domesticated means that an organism has bad behavior, life cycle, or physiology altered by being under human control for many generations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Population density is
    • A. 

      A group of species within the same geographic area

    • B. 

      The number of individuals over a unit area

    • C. 

      Isolated populations

    • D. 

      A way to capture genetic information from items left behind

  • 8. 
    An euryphagous organism eats a restricted variety of food that has a high return on energy investment and limited competition, but is difficult to find.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Neoteny is the retention of juvenile features.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A biological species is a group of actually or potentially interbreeding natural populations which are reproductively isolated from other such groups
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Ecological efficiency is the rate at which energy or biomass is transferred from one trophic level to the next.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The biomass pyramids abides by what rule?
    • A. 

      The 1% rule.

    • B. 

      The 100% rule.

    • C. 

      The 10% rule

    • D. 

      There is no rule

  • 13. 
    The fact that most energy is lost in transitions between trophic levels explains why we have so few producers and so many secondary consumers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Why are trees successful?
    • A. 

      They stay small and protected by other vegetation.

    • B. 

      They grow upwards at tall heights to reach sunlight above other vegetation.

    • C. 

      They can only be found in certain locations due to the the inability to adapt.

  • 15. 
    Which goals do leaves try to balance?
    • A. 

      Grab enough sunlight

    • B. 

      Bring in enough CO2

    • C. 

      Don't absorb too much heat

    • D. 

      Don't lose too much water