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Post-Lecture Quiz

This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1
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Which statement about biodiversity is true?
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Question 2
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The Endangered Species Act is often a center of controversy because _____.
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Question 3
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If a conservation biologist wanted to try to stop the largest cause of species extinction, what should he or she focus on?
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Question 4
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Global biodiversity exists in a number of patterns. The largest and most obvious of these is that biodiversity is _____.
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Question 5
5 A biodiversity "hotspot" is _____.
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Question 6
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The sixth mass extinction event _____.
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Question 7
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Conservation biology is different from other fields of science discussed in the book because _______.
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Question 8
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How have humans influenced the rate of extinction?
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Question 9
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The development of pharmaceutical products has been _____.
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Question 10
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Which group of organisms is the most important in terms of contributing the most species to global biodiversity?
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Question 11
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Of the taxonomic levels below, two species that are in the same _____ are most closely related evolutionarily.
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Question 12
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CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) tries to prevent the extinction of species by _____.
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Question 13
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How is community-based conservation different from more traditional approaches to conservation?
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Question 14
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An umbrella species is best defined as _____.
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Question 15
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Which of the following populations would have the best chance of coping with environmental changes and persisting?
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Question 16
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Why can many different species coexist and thrive in areas close to the equator?
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Question 17
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When a species declines in number, it also _____.
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Question 18
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According to the text, which of the following types of species would be most vulnerable to hunting by people?
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Question 19
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Which of the following statements about the importance of organisms in an ecosystem is true?
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Question 20
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Pharmaceuticals produced from wild species produce up to $150 billion in sales and save many lives each year. This is an example of _____.
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Question 21
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Maria loves to be outdoors. She hikes every day in the woods, near the home that she shares with five pets and that is surrounded by mountains. Edward O. Wilson would argue that this is evidence of _____.
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Question 22
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Which of the following can increase species richness globally?
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Question 23
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All of the following are ways that humans reduce biodiversity in ecosystems except _____.
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Question 24
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Which of the following statements about cloning organisms is true?
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Question 25
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Which of the following methods is being employed by Conservation International to help countries keep their natural resources intact?
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