Bio 2 - Warm-up Quiz 1 - Fall 2014

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the best example of biodiversity?
    • A. 

      Birds have feathers of different colors.

    • B. 

      There are only 400 Siberian Lynx left in the wild.

    • C. 

      There are 75 different kinds of cells in the body.

    • D. 

      There are over a million different species in the jungles of Africa.

  • 2. 
    Finch species in the Galapagos Islands have a wide variety of beak shapes. The theory of natural selection suggests that these differences arose because
    • A. 

      Changes occurred over a short period of time.

    • B. 

      The birds on different islands have different food sources.

    • C. 

      Conscious decisions let certain finches survive.

    • D. 

      Some finches nest on rocks.

  • 3. 
    A scientist wants to know how a certain fertilizer affects the growth of tomato plants growing in two different soils. What conclusion can be drawn from the graph shown here?
    • A. 

      Soil 1 and Soil 2 are the same

    • B. 

      The fertilizer has a greater effect in Soil 1

    • C. 

      The fertilizer has a greater effect in Soil 2

    • D. 

      Soil 1 absorbed more fertilizer than Soil 2

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a scientific model?
    • A. 

      A diagram of a plant cell

    • B. 

      A Styrofoam solar system made by a 6th-grade science student

    • C. 

      A 3-D computer image of an atom

    • D. 

      A data table from a plant-growth experiment

  • 5. 
    In which direction does energy flow through this energy pyramid?
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4

    • B. 

      4,3,2,1

    • C. 

      3,1,4,2

    • D. 

      1,3,4,2

  • 6. 
    In the carbon cycle, through what process does carbon move from an abiotic resource into organic matter?
    • A. 

      Combustion

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Transpiration

  • 7. 
    This food web shows the relationships between organisms in an ecosystem. Which type of organism not shown in this food web is important to the stability of the ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Decomposer

    • B. 

      Tertiary consumer

    • C. 

      Photoautotroph

    • D. 

      Heterotroph

  • 8. 
    In many parts of the United States, native plants that once grew on the forest floor have been replaced by garlic mustard, an invasive species that thrives in cool forest understories. This situation is an example of ___.
    • A. 

      Parasitism between species.

    • B. 

      Primary succession between species.

    • C. 

      Predation between species.

    • D. 

      Competition between species.

  • 9. 
    Archaeologists find that the disappearance of a large mammal occurred shortly after the arrival of hominids in a certain area. What most likely occurred between these two species?
    • A. 

      Dispersion

    • B. 

      Predation

    • C. 

      Parasitism

    • D. 

      Commensalism

  • 10. 
    What is the function of autotrophs in the carbon cycle?
    • A. 

      To use oxygen to produce glucose

    • B. 

      To take in excess water

    • C. 

      To use carbon dioxide to produce glucose

    • D. 

      To feed on herbivores

  • 11. 
    Which of these best completes the concept map?
    • A. 

      Extreme drought

    • B. 

      Acid rain

    • C. 

      An earthquake

    • D. 

      Pollution

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