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Practice Questions for Midterm 1 Choose the one best answer. 1. What is an example of a non-animal heterotroph? a. redwood trees b. honey bees c. mushrooms d. humans e. mustard plants 2. The science of ecology is DOES NOT include: a. mathematical models b. experiments and testing of hypotheses c. an attempt to understand the abundance of species d. environmentalism e. data collection 3. Natural selection operates directly on: a. the individual phenotypes in a population b. the genotypes in a population c. a population of organisms d. the species and its populations over time e. anything and everything 4. A biologist interested in diversity generally is interested in species richness and: a. total number of morphs of each species b. total number of species c. total number of populations of the most abundant species d. total number of individuals of each species e. the number of samples taken 5. The calculated value of the Shannon-Wiener Index can tell us what the diversity of a particular region is which we can then compare to other regions. However, this calculated value CANNOT tell us: a. which region is more diverse b. which region is not as diverse c. the species composition between regions d. only choices a and b are correct e. choices a, b, and c are correct 1
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6. The pattern we see in species richness at lower elevations as compared to higher elevations and species richness found at lower latitudes as compared to higher latitudes can be explained to a large degree by: a. the climate b. by seasons c. by annual total rainfall d. by seasonal variation in temperature e. none of the above choices answering this question properly 7. Going back to species richness, of the choices below, in which region would you expect to find the most tree species per acre? (this question does require you to know basic geography) a. Alaska b. British Columbia, Canada c. Northern California d. Costa Rica e. Texas 8. Which of the following statements about the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is NOT accurate. (trust me, there is one correct answer) a. the ITCZ is a product of heating near the equator b. the ITCZ causes increased rainfall near the equator c. the ITCZ is a result of the convergence of warm, moist air from the southern and northern hemispheres d. the ITCZ fluctuates north and south of the equator, depending on the season e. the ITCZ can be identified as a cloud band in satellite imagery 9. We discussed in lecture (and you saw in lab) several ways in which plants can increase their
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