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1

The entire range of factors an organism is able to exploit in its environment is its
A)community.
B)realized niche.
C)fundamental niche.
D)habitat.
2

The phenomenon known as character displacement is associated with
A)sympatric species.
B)allopatric species.
C)competitive exclusion.
D)primary succession.
3

As the number of individuals of the predatory species increases, the prey population
A)increases.
B)decreases.
C)stabilizes.
D)first increases, and then begins to decrease.
4

In order for mimicry to be effective in protecting a species from predation, it must
A)occur in a palatable species that looks like a distasteful species.
B)have cryptic coloration.
C)occur such that mimics look and act like models.
D)occur in only poisonous or dangerous species.
5

Brightly colored poison-dart frogs are an example of
A)Batesian mimicry.
B)Müllerian mimicry.
C)cryptic coloration.
D)aposematic coloration.
6

Which of the following is an example of commensalism?
A)a tapeworm living in the gut of its host
B)a clownfish living among the tentacles of a sea anemone
C)a lichen
D)bees feeding on nectar from a flower
7

A parasite that feeds on its host from inside is a(n)
A)endoparasite.
B)ectoparasite.
C)parasitoid.
D)predator.
8

A species that interacts with many other organisms in its community in critical ways can be called a
A)predator.
B)primary succession species.
C)secondary succession species.
D)keystone species.
9

Succession that occurs on abandoned agricultural fields is best described as
A)coevolution.
B)primary succession.
C)secondary succession.
D)prairie succession.
10

Lichen growing on the surface of rocks provides an example of
A)facilitation.
B)tolerance.
C)inhibition.
D)secondary succession.







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