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Major distribution of vertebrate families can be explained by all of the following EXCEPT:
a) The separation of continental plates during the breakup of Pangaea.
b) The marking of boundaries by passive advertisement.
c) The connection of land bridges between continents.
d) The influence of climate changes such as ice ages.

Which of the following continents is included in the Neotropical faunal realm?
a) South America
b) North America
c) Africa
d) Australia

The Himalaya Mountains were created by the joining of which two faunal realms?
a) Nearctic and Oriental
b) Nearctic and Palearctic
c) Palearctic and Oriental
d) Palearctic and Ethiopian

Which of the following is defined as the area around which an organism moves as it gathers food?
a) territory
b) home range
c) passive boundary
d) faunal realm

Which of the following is NOT an example of passive advertisement?
a) Fecal pellets
b) Musk from glands rubbed on plants.
c) Scratches left on trees.
d) Hackles of a dog standing on end.

Which of the following is most likely a cosmopolitan species?
a) penguins
b) ostriches
c) humpback whale
d) crows

Which of the following is NOT a physical barrier to dispersal?
a) Water currents.
b) Valleys
c) Mountains
d) Humidity

Which of the following is an example of dispersal?
a) The annual movement of gray whales from polar to temperate waters.
b) The seasonal movement of deer from north to south facing slopes.
c) The gradual increase in range of starlings.
d) The movement of young male lions to new prides.

Which of the following navigational methods is used by bees?
a) celestial cues from the moon
b) celestial cues from the sun
c) magnetic cues from the earth
d) sound waves

Which of the following is NOT true about home ranges?
a) Very young and very old organisms usually have small home ranges.
b) The parent that feeds the offspring has the largest home range.
c) Carnivores typically have larger home ranges than herbivores.
d) Flies, birds, and bats do not necessarily follow the rules of home range size.

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