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AP Biology Quiz Chapter 52 Populations


1. The most common kind of dispersion is
a. clumped.
b. random.
c. uniform.
d. indeterminate.
e. dispersive.

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Use the choices shown below to answer the following question(s).
Each choice may be used once, more than once, or not at all.


2. Logistic growth of a population is represented by dN/dt =
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

3. Exponential growth of a population is represented by dN/dt =
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

4. Which of the following is characteristic of an opportunistic
species?
a. usually one reproductive episode per lifetime with many offspring
b. extensive homeostatic capability to deal with environmental
fluctuations
c. long maturation time and long generation time
d. large body size and large offspring or eggs
e. several reproductive episodes with parental care provided to
offspring

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Use the survivorship curves in Figure 47.1 to answer the following
question(s).
Figure 47.1

5. Which curve best describes survivorship in oak trees?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

6. Which curve best describes survivorship in a marine crustacean
that molts?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

7. Which of the following characterizes K-selected populations?
a. offspring with good chance of survival
b. large clutch sizes
c. small offspring
d. high intrinsic rate of increase
e. early parental reproduction

8. In which of the following habitats would you expect to find the
largest number of K-selected individuals?
a. an abandoned field in Ohio
b. the sand dunes South of Lake Michigan
c. the rain forests of Brazil
d. South Florida after a hurricane
e. a newly emergent volcanic island

9. Natural selection has led to the evolution of diverse natural
history strategies which have in common
a. large clutch sizes.
b. limitation by density-dependent limiting factors.
c. adaptation to stable environments.
d. maximum lifetime reproductive success.
e. relatively large offspring.

10. All of the following have contributed to the growth of the human
population EXCEPT
a. environmental degradation.
b. improved nutrition.
c. vaccines.
d. pesticides.
e. improved sanitation.

11. Which of the following is an important variable contributing to the
rapid growth of human populations?
1. high percentage of young people
2. average age to first give birth
3. carrying capacity of the environment
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. Only 1 and 2 are correct.
e. 1, 2 and 3 are correct.

12. The pattern of dispersion for a certain species of kelp is clumped.
The pattern of dispersion for a certain species of snail that only
lives on this kelp would be
a. absolute.
b. clumped.
c. homogeneous.
d. random.
e. uniform.

13. All of the following statements about the logistic model of
population growth are correct EXCEPT
a. It fits an S-shaped curve.
b. It incorporates the concept of carrying capacity.
c. It describes population density shifts over time.
d. It exactly predicts the population growth of most populations.
e. It predicts an eventual state in which birth rate equals death
rate.

14. All of the following characteristics are typical of an r-selected
population EXCEPT
a. high mortality rates.
b. high intrinsic rate of growth.
c. onset of reproduction at early age.
d. extensive parental care of offspring.
e. population control by density-independent factors.

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Refer to the terms below to answer the following question(s).

1. cohort
2. dispersion
3. Allee effect
4. iteroparous
5. semelparous

15. Pattern of spacing for individuals within the boundaries of the
population.
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5