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Succession

Quiz by Marivel Alvarado

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  • Q1
    Which of the following sequences MOST likely represents ecological succession on a recently abandoned farm?
    flowering plants ->maple trees-> shrubs-> grasses
    grasses -> flowering plants -> shrubs ->maple trees
    maple trees -> shrubs -> flowering plants -> grasses
    shrubs -> grasses -> maple trees-> flowering plants
    45s
  • Q2
    Which plant characteristics are common to pioneer species?
    plants with roots that act as wedges to slowly break apart rocks
    plants with a broad mat of surface roots that quickly soaks up water
    trees with exposed surface roots that trap soil and vegetation
    plants with long, thick roots that tap into deep water supplies
    45s
  • Q3
    Which of these types of environments experiences the LEAST change in the total number and type of species over time?
    an ecosystem with a climax community
    an ecosystem that is in primary succession
    an ecosystem that is in secondary succession
    an ecosystem with only pioneer species
    45s
  • Q4
    What is the least stable stage of this sequence?
    Pine forest stage
    Shrub stage
    Hardwood forest stage
    Grass stage
    45s
  • Q5
    A vegetable garden goes unattended for a few weeks. Which organism will be the first to take over the area?
    Weeds
    Shrubs
    Moss
    Trees
    45s
  • Q6
    Which of the following events would NOT trigger ecological succession in an area?
    Changing seasons
    A volcano erupting
    Forest fires
    A river flooding
    45s

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