Sustainability And Biodiversity Multiple Choice Quiz

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Take this sustainability and biodiversity quiz today to find out exactly how much you know about the topic. This test is designed in a way so as to be able to determine the level of your retained knowledge and provide you with a result based on your performance with respect to the questions provided. To get an accurate result, you need to answer ALL the questions to the best of your ability and you will receive your result at the end.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    From amongst these, what is an example of bottom-up population regulation?
    • A. 

      A drought causes grasses to decline, which reduces the number of grasshoppers. In turn, this reduces the number of shrews

    • B. 

      In a freshwater stream, bass prey on snail darters. The darters hide in rocky shelters, where crayfish prey on them. As a result, the darter population declines.

    • C. 

      Bald eagle populations decline as a result of bioaccumulation of DDT in their bodies. As a result, the rat population of the region increases.

  • 2. 
    Which factor best explains why the human population has grown so rapidly over the last 1000 years?
    • A. 

      Humans have decreased their reliance on natural resources.

    • B. 

      Humans have developed physical characteristics that increase their competitive advantage.

    • C. 

      Humans have increased the amount of resources available on Earth.

    • D. 

      Humans have increased the carrying capacity of the biosphere for the population.

  • 3. 
    A population which is maintained at its carrying capacity is said to be:
    • A. 

      A limiting factor

    • B. 

      Growing exponentially

    • C. 

      In equilibrium

    • D. 

      Inactive

    • E. 

      Unsustainable

  • 4. 
    The decline in the number of tons of fish caught can be explained by what process?
    • A. 

      Bioremediation

    • B. 

      Deforestation

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Overexploitation

    • E. 

      Succession

  • 5. 
    What are food, space, disease, natural disasters, climate, competition, and predation examples of?
    • A. 

      Capacity Factors

    • B. 

      Limiting Factors

    • C. 

      Predation Factors

    • D. 

      Sustainable Factors

  • 6. 
    Which example is an ethical reason for the practice of stewardship?
    • A. 

      Humans need clean water to drink

    • B. 

      Humans need food to eat

    • C. 

      Future generations should get to enjoy the biosphere

    • D. 

      The ecosystem cycles nutrients that humans need

    • E. 

      The ecosystem provides raw materials for human use

  • 7. 
    Mutualism is displayed by what pair of organisms?
    • A. 

      Brain worms and deer

    • B. 

      Cave-dwelling bats and big brown bats

    • C. 

      Corals and algae

    • D. 

      Wolves and moose

  • 8. 
    The unexplained disappearance or diminished ability of a beehive to support itself is known as:
    • A. 

      Colony collapse disorder

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Ecotourism

    • D. 

      Desertification

  • 9. 
    Which amongst the following is not a benefit of maintaining sustainable forest ecosystems?
    • A. 

      Empty space on which to build homes

    • B. 

      Habitat for thousands of species

    • C. 

      Reduction of erosion in watersheds

    • D. 

      Regulation of weather patterns

  • 10. 
    Which species is a keystone species in a kelp forest ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Kelp

    • B. 

      Otter

    • C. 

      Sea Urchin

    • D. 

      Fish

    • E. 

      Rock

  • 11. 
    Limiting factors do not control carrying capacity.  Ex. Flying squirrels depend on holes in dead trees, local populations are affected if the removal of dead timber reduces the number of holes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The carrying capacity of an ecosystem is affected by Urban Sprawl.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When the population is graphed against time, a J-shaped curve is produced by exponential growth which is accelerated growth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Examples of population growth:
    • A. 

      When an organism comes to a new habitat that has a lot of resources

    • B. 

      When an animal is predated upon

    • C. 

      When pressures on a population are removed

  • 15. 
    From the following, what is an example of stewardship?
    • A. 

      Bioaugmentation

    • B. 

      Deforestation

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Biomagnification

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