Bio Exam 1

Question 1 of 21

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Which of the following is an example of discovery science?

Select one of the following:

  • observing what other students in your class are wearing

  • guessing the likely questions on an exam

  • testing a possible solution to a video game

  • determining the fastest route to drive from your apartment to school

Question 2 of 21

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Which of the following is an example of hypothesis-driven science?

Select one of the following:

  • testing whether or not dead batteries are preventing a TV remote from working

  • surveying the distribution of various majors at your school

  • sequencing the human genome

  • observing the activities of a pride of lions

Question 3 of 21

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Which of the following lists the steps of the scientific method in their proper order?

Select one of the following:

  • question, observation, hypothesis, prediction, experiment

  • observation, question, prediction, hypothesis, experiment

  • observation, question, hypothesis, prediction, experiment

  • observation, question, hypothesis, experiment, prediction

Question 4 of 21

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A(n) _____________ is a testable explanation for an observation.

Select one of the following:

  • prediction

  • idea

  • hypothesis

  • observation

Question 5 of 21

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Screech owls eat blind snakes. But sometimes, a screech owl will bring a live, blind snake back to its nest. There the snake eats mites, larvae, and other pests that infest the nest. The presence of a blind snake improves the survival of young chicks. This story is an example of both predation and mutualism.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 21

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There are little birds that spend a great deal of time on the back of a rhinoceros and eat the blood sucking ticks out of the rhino's ears. Answer the following question regarding these creatures' relationships.

The bird-rhino relationship is an example of ________.

Select one of the following:

  • commensalism

  • mutualism

  • parasitism

  • predator-prey

Question 7 of 21

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There are little birds that spend a great deal of time on the back of a rhinoceros and eat the blood sucking ticks out of the rhino's ears. Answer the following question regarding these creatures' relationships.

The bird-tick relationship is an example of ________.

Select one of the following:

  • mutualism

  • parasitism

  • commensalism

  • predator-prey

Question 8 of 21

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There are little birds that spend a great deal of time on the back of a rhinoceros and eat the blood sucking ticks out of the rhino's ears. Answer the following question regarding these creatures' relationships.

The tick-rhino relationship is an example of ________.

Select one of the following:

  • mutualism

  • commensalism

  • predator-prey

  • parasitism

Question 9 of 21

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Which theorem states that no two species competing for the exact same resources can coexist?

Select one of the following:

  • Resource partitioning principle

  • Dominance species principle

  • Competitive exclusion principle

  • Complex community network principle

Question 10 of 21

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Before it was banned in the United States in 1972, the pesticide DDT was used to treat wetlands where mosquitos breed. There, algae would accumulate DDT in their tissues. Small aquatic animals such as mayfly nymphs would eat the algae. Fish would eat the mayfly nymphs and osprey would eat the fish. Which tropic level would have the highest DDT levels?

Select one of the following:

  • secondary consumers

  • tertiary consumers

  • primary producers

  • primary consumers

Question 11 of 21

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The tendency of toxins to accumulate in top predators is called biological ________.

Select one of the following:

  • mitigation

  • concentration

  • magnification

  • remediation

Question 12 of 21

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Robert Paine studied sea stars in the intertidal zone along the northern Pacific coast. When he removed sea stars from a study area, their prey, two mussel species, increased exponentially. This crowded out other species, and the overall biodiversity of the community was greatly reduced. In this example, you would call the sea star a keystone species.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 13 of 21

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Species diversity is highest when ________.

Select one of the following:

  • species richness is low and relative abundance is unevenly distributed

  • species richness is high and relative abundance is unevenly distributed

  • species richness is high and relative abundance is evenly distributed

  • species richness is low and relative abundance is evenly distributed

Question 14 of 21

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What type of species, if removed from the community, could lead to the collapse of the entire community?

Select one of the following:

  • Flagship species

  • Keystone species

  • Indicator species

  • Endemic species

Question 15 of 21

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The buildup of soil on bare rock by the decomposition of early colonizers is characteristic of ________ succession.

Select one of the following:

  • opportunistic

  • primary

  • secondary

  • ecological

Question 16 of 21

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The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect species that has killed millions of ash trees since it was first identified as a threat in 2002. The U.S. Forest Service has a management plan that includes extensive surveys to detect new infestations, quarantines of materials from already infested forests, public education, chemical treatments, investigation of possible parasites that might attack the ash borer, and an investigation of cultural practices that might help reduce the threat. This control method is an example of biological control.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 21

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The Asian kudzu bug (Megacopta cribaria) arrived in Atlanta in 2009 and is quickly spreading across the South. In addition to eating kudzu, it also eats soybeans and can decimate entire crops. The kudzu bug is a type of ________ species.

Select one of the following:

  • control

  • journeyman

  • invasive

  • umbrella

Question 18 of 21

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The use of multiple forms of pest control including biological, chemical, and the planting of pest-resistant crops is a strategy commonly called ________.

Select one of the following:

  • integrated pest control

  • intermediate pest control

  • multilevel species approach

  • none of the above

Question 19 of 21

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Already, about 20% of Earth's coral reefs have been destroyed. Human activities are threatening __________% of the remaining coral reefs.

Select one of the following:

  • 10%

  • 25%

  • 50%

  • 75%

Question 20 of 21

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At what level is biodiversity often studied and measured?

Select one of the following:

  • all of the above

  • The diversity of ecosystems on the planet

  • The diversity of species in an community

  • The diversity of genes in a population

Question 21 of 21

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While there are many varieties of banana, only the Cavendish is suitable for mass production and worldwide trade. It is currently being decimated by a soil fungus in Asia. If the banana fungus should reach the Americas before a treatment is discovered, it could spell the end of bananas in North American supermarkets. If that were to happen, how would the extinction of the Cavendish banana be categorized?

Select one of the following:

  • Brought on by habitat destruction

  • Brought on by overharvesting

  • Brought on by pollution

  • Brought on by an invasive species

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