Final Winter 2009

Final Winter 2009 - TROPICAL ECOLOGY FINAL Winter 2009...

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1 TROPICAL ECOLOGY FINAL Winter 2009 Prof. Arthur C. Gibson INSTRUCTIONS: PRINT your 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 answer for 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: (A) aerial insectivores; (B) antbirds; (C) frugivores; (D) nectarivores; (E) parrots. 4. Dart-poison frogs (Dendrobatidae) use certain epiphytic bromeliads: (A) as a convenient water pool in which to wet their skin; (B) as a way to attract arboreal ants, their favorite food; (C) for tadpoles to live in a water-filled tank, thereby to escape high predation in regular ponds; (D) to eat, i.e., the adults are herbivores; (E) none of the above.
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2 5. Many fig species, to produce fruits, require: (A) ants to perform pollination because they walk over the male and female flowers; (B) a peculiar and particular species of wasp, which intentionally places pollen on stigmas of the small female flowers; (C) bat pollination; (D) monkey pollination, which is part of the mutualistic relationships that they have; (E) the fruits to be coated with water thereby permitting pollen to wash over the female flowers. 6.
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