1TROPICAL ECOLOGY FINAL Winter 2009 Prof. Arthur C. Gibson INSTRUCTIONS: PRINTyour name clearly on the Answer Sheet and your student ID number. PRINT the multiple-choice 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 1−78 on the Answer Sheet. 2.7 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 answerfor each. 1. How does the komodo dragon of Indonesia typically kill large prey, such as a deer or goat?: (A) biting the animal and thereby introducing deadly bacteria from its saliva; (B) puncturing a lung with its long claws; (C) puncturing its skull with long, sharp teeth; (D) sneaking up and then breaking the animal’s neck; (E) suffocating the prey by standing on the throat. 2. Gummivory is: (A) a feeding strategy that obtains a well-balanced, easily digested food with little effort; (B) a type of feeding strategy of small primates, including mouse lemurs and marmosets; (C) practiced by most primates, which is why we humans have an attraction as children to sweet candy; (D) where a creature chews on fresh bark to consume the sugar-rich sap; (E) B and D. 3. These avian residents of neotropical forests specialize in hunting a colonial, social invertebrate that is not abundant enough to exploit in temperate zones: 4. Dart-poison frogs (Dendrobatidae) use certain epiphytic bromeliads:
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