Part A has all the vocabulary terms listed for the Sample Quiz, but the actual quiz will have a subset of these terms.
|A. Fossil||B. Impression Fossil||C. Compression Fossil||D. Petrified Wood||E. Coal Ball||F. Precambriam|
|G. Paleozoic||H. Mesozoic||I. Cenozoic||J. Continental Drift||K. Plate Tectonics||L. Ecology|
|M. Physiological Ecology||N. Community Ecology||O. Population Ecology||P. Environment||Q. Limiting Factor||R. Community|
|S. Population||T. Ecosystem||U. Dominants||V. Xerophyte||W. Niche||X. Autotrophs|
|Z. Heterotrophs||AA. Producers||BB. Consumers||CC. Herbivore||DD. Omnivore||EE. Carnivore|
|FF. Energy Pyramid||GG. Detrititus Food Chain||HH. Trophic Level||II. Pyramid of Numbers||JJ. Pyramid of Biomass||KK. Food Web|
|LL. Energy-flow Diagram|
_______ 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?