Ecology Review Questions for AP Biology

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Updated on Oct 24, 2011

Review the following concepts if needed:

Review Questions

Review Questions

  1. How would you describe the population depicted in the age structure graph shown here?
    1. Growing rapidly
    2. Growing slowly
    3. Not growing at all
    4. Experiencing slow negative growth
    5. Experiencing rapid negative growth
  2. Carbon is most commonly present in the atmosphere in what form?
    1. CCl4
    2. CO
    3. CO2
    4. CH2
    5. C6H12O6
  3. Which of the following is a density-dependent limiting factor?
    1. Flood
    2. Drought
    3. Earthquake
    4. Famine
    5. Tornado
  4. The process by which bacteria themselves use the nitrate of the environment, releasing N2 as a product, is called:
    1. nitrogen fixation.
    2. abiotic fixation.
    3. denitrification.
    4. chemosynthetic autotrophism.
    5. nitrogen turnover.
  5. For question 5, please use the following curve:

    Review Questions

  6. At what point on the graph does the decline in rabbit population act as a limiting factor to the survival of the foxes, leading to a decline in their population size?
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
  7. A collection of all the individuals of an area combined with the environment in which they exist is called a/an
    1. population.
    2. community.
    3. ecosystem.
    4. biosphere.
    5. niche.
  8. For questions 7–10, please use the following answer choices:

    1. Aposometric coloration
    2. Batesian mimicry
    3. Müllerian mimicry
    4. Cryptic coloration
    5. Deceptive markings
  9. beetle that has the coloration of a yellow jacket is displaying which defense mechanism?
  10. A moth whose body color matches that of the trees in which it lives is displaying which defense mechanism?
  11. Two different lizard species, each possessing a particular chemical defense mechanism and sharing a similar body coloration are displaying which defense mechanism?
  12. A lizard with a chemical defense mechanism has a bright-colored body as a warning to predators that it is one tough customer is displaying which defense mechanism?
  13. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a K-selected population?
    1. Populations tend to be of a relatively constant size.
    2. Offspring produced tend to require extensive postnatal care.
    3. Primates are classified as K-selected organisms.
    4. Offspring are produced in large quantities.
    5. Offspring produced tend to be relatively large in size compared to R-selected offspring.
  14. Which of the following would have the survivorship curve shown in the following diagram?
    1. Humans
    2. Lizards
    3. Oysters
    4. Fish
    5. Whales
  15. Review Questions

    For questions 13–16, please use the following answer choices:

    1. Desert
    2. Taiga
    3. Tundra
    4. Tropical rain forest
    5. Deciduous forest
  16. This biome is known for having the most diverse variety of species.
  17. This biome is the driest of the land biomes.
  18. The predominate plant life of this biome is short shrubs or grasses.
  19. This biome is known for its cold, lengthy, and snowy winters and the presence of coniferous forests.
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