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Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
What is the definition of biodiversity?
  1. the study of biology in the jungles
  2. the study of biology in a university
  3. the variety of species in the environment
  4. biochemicals in the field of science
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
What is a mass extinction?
  1. rapid increase in biodiversity
  2. result of an exotic species
  3. disappearance of many species in a short period of time
  4. benefit to the environment
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Invasive species are
  1. usually not a threat to biodiversity.
  2. rare in island habitats.
  3. successful due to a lack of natural enemies.
  4. often unable to compete effectively in the new environment.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
What are two human actions that affect life and biodiversity?
  1. deforestation and pollution
  2. weather and natural disasters
  3. farming and working in the factories
  4. raising animals on farms and eating them
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The primary impact of climate change on species diversity is expected to be
  1. an increased number of extreme weather events.
  2. an increased variability in weather.
  3. decreased precipitation worldwide.
  4. changes in available habitat because of changing temperatures.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
What is the best example of how to directly improve biodiversity?
  1. Reduce the amount of vegetables we eat.
  2. Reduce the amount of water we drink.
  3. Reduce the use of electricity.
  4. Reduce the use of pesticides as they might do harm to other plants nearby.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which statement about global biodiversity is correct?
  1. Species diversity is decreasing, but genetic diversity is increasing.
  2. Species diversity is decreasing, and genetic diversity is decreasing.
  3. Species diversity is increasing, but genetic diversity is decreasing.
  4. Declines in genetic diversity are occurring in wild plants but not in crop plants.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The species that have a high risk of extinction in the future are in the category of
  1. "threatened."
  2. "near threatened."
  3. "least concern."
  4. "extinct."
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The most significant cause of species decline and extinction throughout the world is
  1. habitat loss.
  2. overharvesting.
  3. pollution.
  4. climate change.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which trend was identified by the Convention on Biological Diversity between 2002 and 2010?
  1. Over half of the threatened species have moved away from extinction.
  2. Very few plant species are at risk of extinction.
  3. The genetic diversity of crops is increasing.
  4. The human ecological footprint has increased.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The Lacey Act
  1. provides protected habitats for a number of threatened species.
  2. forbids the interstate shipping of illegally harvested plants and animals.
  3. provides harvesting quotas and prevents overharvesting.
  4. prevents the wide spread of invasive species to the US.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Why is biodiversity so important to humans?
  1. Most scientists say it is important.
  2. Humans want to live a long life.
  3. Biodiversity helps maintain a clean atmosphere.
  4. Humans need to eat plants.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
The dodo bird was driven to extinction primarily by
  1. habitat loss.
  2. overharvesting.
  3. pollution.
  4. climate change.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which statement is not how the Endangered Species Act has affected human activities?
  1. It has prevented new construction.
  2. It has prevented logging in particular areas.
  3. It has prevented the killing of listed species.
  4. It has prevented human use of biosphere reserves.
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
Grade 11 Conservation and Biodiversity
In a biosphere reserve,
  1. sustainable agriculture and tourism are permitted in different zones.
  2. human activities are allowed throughout the reserve.
  3. human activities are restricted to the central core of the reserve.
  4. no human activities are permitted.
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