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Unformatted text preview: Final Exam Study Guide IAH 206, Spring 2008 "Touch the Magic" 1) In an article by the same name, "Touch the Magic" refers to: a) a sea-world theme park built by Anheuser-Busch corporation b) an animal-oriented show produced by David Copperfield c) a forest-based park for children designed by Disney d) a program for schools given by speakers from Potter Park Zoo 2) The main idea in "Touch the Magic" is: a) that some aspects of nature are invisible but exciting b) that people would like direct experiences with wild animals c) that children enjoy close encounters with funny magicians d) that nature education shows people which native plants are good to eat 3) In "Touch the Magic," nature is mostly about: a) relationship, families, feelings b) genes, species, ecosystems c) parks, zoos, wild places d) flowers, birds, tropical fish "Biophilia and the Conservation Ethic" 4) "Biophilia" is defined as: a) people's fear of snakes, spiders, and darkness b) people's deep emotional attraction to other organisms c) people's resistance to building houses on the edges of meadows and lakes d) people's attraction to rollercoasters, video arcades, and car races 5) According to Wilson, the worst aspect of habitat degradation is: a) loss of places to camp and fish b) loss of lands for building nature centers c) loss of scenic places to enjoy d) loss of biodiversity 6) According to Wilson, likes and dislikes regarding natural environments and species are most profoundly shaped by our: a) memories of places b) evolutionary history c) outdoor experiences d) parents "Humans, Habitats, and Aesthetics" 7) One of the best ways that researchers found to test for biophilia was to observe how people responded to: a) spiders and snakes placed near their bodies b) being left overnight in the woods without a flashlight c) viewing a series of landscape paintings d) watching a sunset on a beach "Global Biodiversity II: Losses and Threats" 8) According to the article "Global Biodiversity II: Losses and Threats," the mass extinction of species that is now occurring around the world: a) is the largest extinction ever b) is the second largest extinction ever c) is the third largest extinction ever d) is the fourth largest extinction ever 9) According to authors of this article, the only cause of today's mass extinctions is: a) climate changes resulting from a gentle tilting of the earth's axis b) normal, though dramatic, changes in species numbers over time c) unexpected growth of warming algae mats in the arctic and antarctic d) negative environmental impacts from human activities 10) E.O. Wilson has estimated that 20% of all species around the world may go extinct within the next: a) 10 years b) 30 years c) 70 years d) 100 years Potter Park Zoo Class Presentation 11) According to speakers who came to class from the Potter Park Zoo, the main threat to the survival of species around the world is: a) lack of public interest b) lack of public education c) loss of funding for preservation d) loss of habitat "Extinctions and Conservation:...
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