Plant Biology 102. Winter Quarter 1998.
Sample Quiz 4 -- covers Lectures 9-11.

Part A has all the vocabulary terms listed for the Sample Quiz, but the actual quiz will have a subset of these terms.

A. FossilB. Impression FossilC. Compression FossilD. Petrified WoodE. Coal BallF. Precambriam
G. PaleozoicH. MesozoicI. CenozoicJ. Continental DriftK. Plate TectonicsL. Ecology
M. Physiological Ecology N. Community EcologyO. Population EcologyP. EnvironmentQ. Limiting FactorR. Community
S. PopulationT. EcosystemU. DominantsV. XerophyteW. NicheX. Autotrophs
Z. HeterotrophsAA. ProducersBB. ConsumersCC. HerbivoreDD. OmnivoreEE. Carnivore
FF. Energy PyramidGG. Detrititus Food ChainHH. Trophic LevelII. Pyramid of NumbersJJ. Pyramid of BiomassKK. Food Web
LL. Energy-flow Diagram

A. Write the letter of the above listed terms that most closely matches the following statements and questions. (5 pts total @ 1/2 pt each).

_______ 1. This type of fossil has crystallized minerals preserving most of the stem tissue.

_______ 2. The process responsible for the break-up of the large land mass known as Pangea.

_______ 3. The geological age where dinosaurs and gymnosperms were dominant.

_______ 4. The study of the relationships of plant groups as they interact with each other.

_______ 5. All the individuals belonging to a single species in an ecosystem.

_______ 6. Plants that can tolerate low rainfall and limited water availability.

_______ 7. Organisms that photosynthesize.

_______ 8. A chart showing differences in trophic levels.

_______ 9. An algae, a fish, and a dolphin are members of a ________.

_______ 10. Dead things belong to this.

B. True/False (3 pts total @ 1/2 pt each). Write the letter "T" if you agree with the statement and the letter "F" if you do not agree.

_______ 11. Community ecology is the study of physical processes in the environment.

_______ 12. The way plants are distributed across the landscape refers to the horizontal structure of an ecosystem.

_______ 13. Organisms can't evolve because of the principle of entropy.

_______ 14. The amount of water in an ecosystem doesn't determine what type of plants can grow there.

_______ 15. Dinosaurs were the dominant animals after angiosperms evolved.

_______ 16. Life arose during the Precambrian.

C. Short Answer (7 pts)

17. (2 pts)What determines the types of plants one would see in different ecosystems such as on top of a mountain versus the deciduous forests of southeastern Ohio?

18. (2 pts) What are some of the factors that have been involved in the changing face of planet earth since life evolved?

19. (3 pts) Given that toxins can accumulate in body lipids, explain why the pesticide DDT had such a catastrophic effect on bird populations?

Answers: 1d 2j,k 3h 4n 5s 6v 7x 8ff,ii,jj,ll 9kk 10gg 11f 12t 13f 14f 15f 16t
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