Environmental Change and Challenge, Third Edition - Chapter 2

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Question 1:


a) a small fish of the North Pacific
b) a small animal of the North Atlantic
c) a type of fishing net
d) an important food supply for many marine and avian species
e) an endangered species

Question 2:


a) they can reproduce
b) they use energy to maintain internal order
c) they decrease in size and complexity over time
d) they fit the biotic and abiotic requirements of a specific habitat
e) they react to their environment

Question 3:


a) phototrophs
b) photosynthesis
c) chlorophylls
d) chemoautotrophs
e) heterotrophs

Question 4:


a) vegetation
b) vegetation and minerals
c) plankton
d) living matter
e) organic waste

Question 5:


a) an herbivore
b) a carnivore
c) an omnivore
d) an autotroph
e) a phototroph

Question 6:


a) disease
b) lack of forage
c) lack of water
d) rich nutrient supply
e) a very close relationship between a predator and its prey

Question 7:


a) True
b) False

Question 8:


a) ecosystems classified according to dominant vegetation and animal communities
b) open ecosystems
c) areas defined by temperature and rainfall

Question 9:


a) it is found only in China
b) it has distinct black and white markings
c) it often does not breed well in captivity
d) its only food is bamboo
e) all of the above

Question 10:


a) they occupy very broad niches
b) they eat a wide range of foods
c) they do not adapt well to human-altered environments
d) a and b
e) b and c

Question 11:


a) they have been extirpated
b) they are carnivores
c) they are keystone species
d) a and b
e) a and c

Question 12:


a) it has a strong influence on its community
b) it has little impact on its local food web
c) without it the food web collapses
d) all of the above

Question 13:


a) light
b) temperature
c) water
d) all of the above

Question 14:


a) a soil found under grasslands
b) a brown soil found under forests
c) a lichen
d) a moss

Question 15:


a) the combination of things a species needs
b) the place where a species lives
c) a type of bamboo
d) interspecific competition