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Unformatted text preview: 1 NAME: __________________________________ ID: _________________________ RNR 200 MID-TERM EXAM Fall 2006 Multiple choice (2 points each) 1. Historical overexploitation of resources affected many species and ecosystems. Which of the following were rendered extinct through early overexploitation? a. Red-cockaded woodpecker e. None of the above b. Bison f. A and B c. Passenger pigeon g. B and C d. All of the above 2. The myth of superabundance a. was based on a teleological view of nature b. led to the development of a deferred gratification perspective on natural resources c. contributed to what became known as the next ridge syndrome in resource utilization d. was based on Judeo-Christian teachings e. is a myth concocted by the instructor to try and trick me (there is no such myth) 3. Based on the belief in the natural superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race, the notion of ______was often the used to justify westward expansion and the exploitation of natural resources. a. Divine Intervention d. Rain Follows the Plow b. Manifest Destiny e. Inalienable Rights c. the Monroe Doctrine 4. The three individuals directly responsible for developing the Wilderness Act: a. Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, George Catlin b. Aldo Leopold, Bob Marshall, Howard Zahniser c. David Brower, John Wesley Powell, Bob Marshall d. Rachael Carson, Stephen Mather, Theodore Roosevelt 5. Refers to the dynamics and behaviors of ecosystems that occur when their components interact a. Reductionist properties d. Additive properties b. Symbiotic properties e. Collegial properties c. Emergent properties 6. Ecosystems are a. Closed b. Open c. May be open or closed depending on the situation ( . e.g . an island) d. Static 7. Ecosystem science is a holistic science. By contrast, other sciences typically employ a _______ approach, which involves dissecting systems into their constituent components and studying the components in isolation....
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