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Organisms and Environments

Quiz by Kristel Cruncleton

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  • Q1
    Using the chart below, what would most likely happen if this specific ocean region was overfished by humans?
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    decrease in the activity of marine worms
    increase in the shark population
    decrease in the available energy from the Sun
    decrease in the amount of algae
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  • Q2
    Which of the following statements is NOT true about the organism that completes this food chain?
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    It depends on other animals for energy.
    It has sharp claws or teeth.
    It derives its energy directly from the sun.
    It can move from one place to another.
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  • Q3
    In order for parasites to survive off of their host organism, they will need to be able to:
    reproduce faster than their host
    become self-supporting by producing their own energy
    fight off other parasites of their own species
    have a symbiotic relationship with their host
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  • Q4
    Which does not describe a predator/prey behavior?
    A polar bear walking on the sea ice searching for a seal.
    An eagle soaring above a field looking for a mouse.
    A barnacle attaching itself to a whale.
    Dolphins working in a team to roundup a school of fish.
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  • Q5
    In a rainforest, giant trees normally live for hundreds of years. However, when they do die and fall to the ground, hundreds of seedlings will compete to take its place. What adaptation is most necessary for a young tree to mature in this environment?
    the ability to grow vertically at a rapid rate
    the ability to retain water to survive in drought conditions
    the ability to establish a deep root system while growing at a slow and steady rate.
    the ability to grow narrow, small leaves
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  • Q6
    Every spring, an ecologist records several environmental measures and is looking for a relationship to the deer population in a state park. Using her data below, what generalization can you make?
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    There was significantly more hunting in 2011.
    Deer are dependent on grass growing with ample rainfall.
    Deer do not adapt well in cooler environments.
    The deer population decreases with sudden spikes in temperature.
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  • Q7
    Which of following is a possible research question for investigating the relationship between temperature and the population of different species of wildflowers?
    How do late spring freezes affect the population of different species of wildflowers?
    Do milder winters contribute to an increased population of certain wildflowers?
    Neither A or B are suitable research questions.
    Both A and B are suitable research questions.
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  • Q8
    A geneticist is investigating how a new species of tomato plant may be able to survive in different soil compositions. In his experiment, what factor(s) will be is variable?
    all of the above will be an experimental variable
    amount of water
    soil composition
    intensity of sunlight
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  • Q9
    Conservationists argue that we should not kill every snake we see. What is the reasoning behind this argument?
    A decrease in the snake population will lead to an increase in more venomous reptiles.
    The population of its natural prey, such as mice and insects, will increase.
    Killing snakes will also decrease the population of their natural prey.
    The number of snakes is directly related to the coyote population.
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  • Q10
    A local farmer must annually apply weed prevention chemicals around his bean plants. Why do the weeds continue to invade the garden every year?
    The weeds are a natural species and the seeds that land on the bare soil attempt to germinate every year.
    The weeds attempt to enter into a mutually symbiotic relationship with the bean plants.
    The farmer is not using the correct formulation of weed prevention to kill the weeds indefinitely.
    Bugs attracted to the bean plants are carrying the seeds of the weeds into the garden.
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  • Q11
    Which of the following is an example of selective breeding in order to enhance a particular genetic trait?
    Eagles with sharp claws are adapted to catching fish from a lake.
    Horses with fast gallops are chosen to produce offspring equipped for racing.
    Owls have keen eye sight in order to spot prey at night.
    Rabbits with larger back legs and muscles are more adapted to escape predators.
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  • Q12
    Why are oil spills a major concern to the ocean ecosystem?
    All of the above are concerns of oil spills on ocean ecosystems.
    Oil sticks to the feathers of the birds and hinders their ability to fly.
    Oil can coat ocean plants and inhibit their capacity to conduct photosynthesis.
    Fish that ingest oil can spread the toxin to other sea animals that eat the fish.
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