Biology 150 Final Exam Quiz

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    A newspaper article about a new study that found children who watched a cartoon show on television had more trouble focusing on a reading task than children who spent time drawing is an example of
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    A paper written by a group of researchers describing the experiment they conducted and the results they obtained
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    Which of the following is the most efficient tool for searching scientific journals for papers on a particular topic

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    The role an organism plays in it's community or it's "profession" is it's ecological
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    The n-dimensional hypervolume that describes species' physiological tolerance levels to all the environmental factors that affect it is it's
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    What type of niche is directly determined by it's genes?

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    Which type of niche can change readily throughout an organism's life?
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    Which species would be especially vulnerable to extinction?
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    What happens to an individual that is pushed to conditions outside of it's fundamental niche?
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    A little mouse breaks into your jar of cookies while you sleep. This is an example of

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    In ecology, a small local population is called a
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    Terrestrial communities tend to be characterized-or named- by their dominant ____________ species.
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    In contrast, coral reefs are named for their dominant _________ species
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    Community diversity is a characteristic of communities that arises as part of their organization. From your textbook reading, you learned that novel properties that arise with each increasing level of biological organization are important aspects of biological complexity. These properties are called....
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    What is a biome?
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    Biomes fall in horizontal bands around mountains

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    Microevolution studies the change in a population's
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    All the alleles for a given gene in a population is the population's
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    A term often used to mean "gene" when discussing a specific place along a chromosome
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    Biogeochemical cycles describe which ecosystem function?

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    Which is the process by which water within plant leaves in released into the atmosphere?
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    Water is found in several reservoirs on Earth and in all three states: solid, liquid, and gas. Most of the water on Earth is currently in which state?
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    Fossil fuel, including coal and oil, is an important reservoir in which cycle?
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    The process that converts organic carbon into it's inorganic form is
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    The process that converts inorganic carbon to it's organic form is
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    Most transitions of nitrogen from one form to another are mediated by:

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    Sediment and bedrock are important inorganic reservoirs in which cycle?
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    Which of these islands, all in the same archipelago, would island Biogeography theory predict to have the greatest biodiversity?
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    When a large area of forest or prairie is fragmented, the number of species in the remaining habitat..
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    The ultimate source of energy for all living systems is

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    The energy that enters ecosystems is trapped and turned into chemical energy by producers using the process of
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    Energy stored in the biomass of primary producers is
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    What proportion of energy is stored at one trophic level ends up being stored at the next trophic level?
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    Energy eventually leaves biological systems as the degraded, not usable, form of
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    If you want to know the number of individuals in a population, you can perform a __________, in which you count all the individuals that exist, or you can do a ________, in which you count a small, randomly chosen subset and mathematically extrapolate to the entire population
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    Describes the pattern, or distribution, of individuals across the landscape
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    Describes how crowded the individuals are in a study site
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    Describes the size of the individuals that make up the population
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    Measured by basal area, cover, or biomass of a species per unit area
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    Which level of biological organization has the GREATEST variability among it's unit?

    Cells, Communities, Organs, Organelles, Populations, Molecules
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    The community interaction between a tic and a human is

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