Final Fall 2010 Multiple Choice

Final Fall 2010 Multiple Choice - You are planning your...

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You are planning your ecotourist trip to Papua New Guinea and neighboring Queensland. Which of the following are on your list of animals to observe?: (A) cassowary, honey possum, green tree python; (B) chameleons, fossa, sifakas; (C) howler monkeys, toucans, and King Vulture; (D) jaguar, uakari, gibbons; (E) marmosets, green iguana, giant river otter. This is an unusual case wherein the female hymenopteran pollinates this plant because she lays her eggs inside some of the pistils, and that leads to the fruit maturing for her offspring: (A) cacao ( Theobroma ); (B) Cecropia ; (C) fig ( Ficus ); (D) Heliconia ; (E) orchid, such as vanilla. Which of the following IS NOT characteristic of hummingbird-pollinated flowers?: (A) Copious thin nectar is produced as a reward; (B) Nectary lines or nectary guides are present; (C) The flowers are positioned for convenient probing by the birds; (D) The flowers are tubular and red or with some tint or hint of red; (E) All of the above are characteristic of hummingbird-adapted flowers. The source of cane sugar is: (A) glucose and other hexoses from honey of bees; (B) glucose obtained from flowers of the sugar cane plant ( Saccharum ) when it starts to bloom; (C) starch from roots of the sugar cane plant ( Saccharum ) broken down at the factory into sugar; (D) sucrose pressed from leaves of the sugar cane plant ( Saccharum ); (E) sucrose stored in stem tissues of the sugar cane plant ( Saccharum ), obtained by crushing. The following is a species of birds with precocious offspring, living in a neotropical mangrove and eating slow-to-digest leaves: (A) Cactus Finch; (B) Crested Oropendola; (C) Double-wattled Cassowary; (D) Giant Tinamou; (E) Hoatzin. The fruit of a typical angiosperm: (A) develops from an immature seed (ovule); (B) is an enlarged receptacle; (C) is a ripened ovary; (D) is a swollen style;
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(E) none of the above. Flagelliflory means that: (A) a plant must be pollinated by bats; (B) a plant produces its flowers on long stalks pendent (hanging) below the foliage to give clear access of the flowers to the pollinator; (C) flowers are produced on the bare trunk of a tree; (D) flowers of a species are visited in the same precise sequence day after day by the same pollinator; (E) students are brutally beaten by flower stalks to study for final exams. Probably the most feared, and certainly the largest extant lizard is the Komodo dragon: (A) because it has fangs and large poison glands producing venom that paralyzes its prey with a rapid-acting neurotoxin; (B) but actually this is a large, mostly harmless vegetarian that looks frightening, to be sure, but makes a well-behaved and likeable pet; (C) is fast enough to attack large vertebrate prey, wounding them and later tracking down the victim/corpse to consume in a terrifying scene with its buddies; (D) is the only reptile that can swim in fresh water and salt water without physiological stress, and thereby the Komodo dragon migrates between islands in the Southeast Asia;
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course EEB 151A taught by Professor Gibson during the Winter '11 term at UCLA.

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