Final Fall 2006

Final Fall 2006 - TROPICAL ECOLOGY FINAL Fall 2006 Prof...

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1 TROPICAL ECOLOGY FINAL Fall 2006 Prof. Arthur C. Gibson INSTRUCTIONS: PRINT your name clearly on the Answer Sheet and your student ID number. PRINT the answer perfectly clear as a capital letter. Be sure that the question number corresponds to the number on the Answer Sheet. If you do not understand a question, ask now, but please do not ask for definition or explanation of a technical term. Be sure to answer all questions, because there is no penalty for guessing. Turn in the Answer Sheet; keep the exam questions. The answer key for the exam will be posted on the course website probably this evening if there is no problem getting online, and, if not, tomorrow morning. The scores and later course grades will be posted on myUCLA as soon as they can be calculated and entered. Please remember that all courses on campus are using myUCLA now, and there may be massive delays during Finals Week. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Items 1 62 on the Answer Sheet. 2.8 points each. Notice that some of the questions are written in a negative format. The responses of each question are listed in alphabetical order. Select the one best answer for each. 1. Why do howler monkeys howl?: (A) Howler monkey males are constantly searching for new females in neighboring trees; (B) Howling by a troop serves to establish territory boundaries and thereby keeps troops separate and not using overlapping resources; (C) Nobody really knows; (D) They are cold and therefore grumpy; (E) They roar to wake up everyone in the troop, so that all can move and then eat breakfast together. 2. Which of the following is not true about the platypus? It: (A) has a venomous spur on its leg, which is used in defense; (B) has hair and lactates much like other mammals; (C) is the only land endotherm that lays eggs; (D) lives in Australia-New Guinea ranging from cold climate to tropical waters; (E) swims with its eyes closed while sensing the environment with its “bill.” 3. People create the demand for wood products. Which of the following is a true statement ?: (A) All countries of the world have roughly the same population growth rate and proportion of children to senior citizens; (B) Demand for firewood (fuelwood) has decreased drastically in the last half century because the world now has more efficient ways to cook food and heat homes; (C) Human population growth since 1939 has been increasing linearly, at a constant rate, whereas the demand for wood products has increased exponentially; (D) Production of wood has increased at the same rate as human population, hence the cost of wood is roughly the same; (E) Use of paper has increased much more steeply than has growth of human population.
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2 4. Flying foxes (Megachiroptera): (A) are a type of catlike carnivore with flaps of skin used for gliding from tree to tree; (B) are the large species of bats that inhabit the rain forests of the Americas; (C) generally roost during daylight in trees and search out especially fruit at nighttime; (D) have been flying in tropical forests for 200 million years;
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