Land Title: Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition Authors: Michael I. McKinney, Robert M. Schoch, Logan Yonavjak
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Practice Quizzes

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1:  What are the characteristics of a preserve that would maximize preservation?
A: elongated, large, connected
B: round, small, fragmental
C: round, large, connected
D: square, small, fragmental

2:  Which of the following about biodiversity loss is true?
A: Many mass extinctions seem to have been caused by climatic disruption of habitat.
B: Due to intense interest, the extinction rate at present is declining.
C: The cause of most extinctions is fairly easy to determine.
D: The only cause of coral reef destruction is overexploitation by fisheries.

3:  Umbrella species
A: are charismatic species used to preserve large areas, with limited success
B: occupy the same areas a many rare species, so are useful in preserving many species
C: tend to occupy lands with low commercial value
D: tend to occupy areas with exceptionally high species richness

4:  The starling, kudzu, Japanese beetles, and fire ants are all classified as
A: endangered species.
B: indicator species.
C: charismatic species.
D: introduced species.

5:  Identify the correct statement.
A: Highly diverse communities are always less susceptible to disturbance than less highly diverse communities.
B: The destruction of an indicator species can have an adverse affect on several species in a community.
C: Keystone species indicate the general health of an ecosystem.
D: Exotic species can drive other species to local extinction.

6:  Which species is more likely to NOT go extinct?
A: species with large territories
B: species with specialized habitats
C: island species
D: herbivores

7:  Which of the following is true about the Endangered Species Act of 1973?
A: More species have been delisted than listed as endangered since the act was passed.
B: The act makes no provision for those species listed as threatened.
C: Supporters of the act claim its failure is due to underfunding.
D: Opponents of the act claim the act violates the Second Amendment.

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