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Unformatted text preview: Ch. 52 Populations, Practice Quiz 1) A biologist reported that a sample of ocean water had 5 million diatoms of the species Coscinodiscus centralis per cubic meter. What was the biologist measuring? 1) _______ A) quadrats B) density C) range D) dispersion E) carrying capacity 2) All of the following phrases could characterize a population except 2) _______ A) dispersion. B) several species. C) interacting individuals. D) boundaries. E) density. 3) To measure the population density of monarch butterflies occupying a particular park, 100 butterflies are captured, marked with a small dot on a wing, and then released. The next day, another 100 butterflies are captured, including the recapture of 20 marked butterflies. One would estimate the population to be 3) _______ A) 200. B) 900,000. C) 1,000. D) 10,000. E) 500. 4) How would the dispersion of humans in the United States best be described? 4) _______ A) clumped B) random C) intrinsic D) dense E) uniform 5) A table listing such items as age, observed number of organisms alive each year, and life expectancy is known as a (an) 5) _______ A) insurance table....
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