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Which level of biodiversity may still be reduced after a species recovers from a threat to its survival?
a) Ecosystem diversity b) genetic diversity c) population diversity d) species diversity
the major human causes of extinction today are
a) hunting and destroying habitats b) polluting and introducing nonnative species c) both (a) and (b) d) neither (a) nor (b)
In a tropical rain forest, you would expect to find
a) lush, tall plant that requires a lot of water b) short plants that require little water c) small trees, shrubs, and grasses d) Cacti and shrubs that require little to no water
A temperate deciduous forest would likely contain
a) Plants that require abundant rainfall and moderate temperatures b) plants with adaptations to survive harsh winters c) plants with adaptations to prevent water loss d) Dwarf wood plants growing near the ground to absorb the soil's heat
The main factors that determine what type of plant grows in a biome is
a) Temperature b) Precipitation c) Latitude d) Both (a) and (b)
For evolution to occur in a population, organisms with a trait or characteristic that is naturally selected must
a) Live a long time b) Leave the area c) Reproduce d) coevolve
The distance north or south of the equator, as measure in degrees is
a) Altitude b) Latitude c) Longitude d) Magnitude
The organisms most likely to belong to the same species are
a) People at a football game b) Bacteria inside a person's body c) Birds in a forest d) organisms in a pond
One way that bacteria and fungi are important to the environment is that they
a) Produce oxygen b) use the sun's energy to make their own food c) are a major food source in many ecosystems d) break down dead organisms
Which of the following is not one of the kingdoms of living things?
a) Archaebacteria b) Protobacteria c) Eubacteria d) Protist
The transfer of heat by air currents (or currents in a liquid) is called
a) Radiation b) conduction c) Convection d) Condensation
which of the following kingdoms include organisms that can make their own food?
a) Protist and Plants b) Plants and Animals c) Fungi and Plants d) Fungi and Protist
Volcanoes occur at tectonic plate boundaries that are
a) colliding b) slipping past one another c) separating from one another d) both (a) and (c)
The most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere is
a) Oxygen b) Carbon dioxide c) Nitrogen d) Hydrogen
All of the following make up 3 major categories of environmental problems except
a) Loss of biodiversity b) Overpopulation c) Resource depletion d) Pollution
Which of the following sciences contribute to the field of environmental science?
a) Physics and chemistry b) Biology and earth science c) Social sciences d) All of the above
Cooperative efforts to prevent extinction include the
a) biodiversity threat and Earth summit b) worldwide ban on trade of ivory c) all of the above d) None of the above
What human activities have influenced recent extinction events?
a) Habitat destruction b) poaching c) introducing exotic species d) all of the above
Water treatment involves
a) adding pathogens b) adding mercury c) adding chlorine d) removing fluoring
97% of the world's water resources are found in
a) Fresh water b) Salt water c) icecaps and glaciers d) groundwater
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