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Biogeography: Not As Bad As Bio-Dome Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Biogeography? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Based on the island equilibrium model, when will an island reach equilibrium?

When immigration rates are higher than extinction rates.
When immigration rates are lower than extinction rates.
When immigration rates are equal to extinction rates.
When competitive interactions are all neutral.
When disturbances occur frequently.
Q. Still thinking about the island equilibrium model, which type of island will have the lowest species richness?

A small island close to the mainland.
A large island close to the mainland.
A small island far from the mainland.
A large island far from the mainland.
You cannot predict this without more information.
Q. If there were life on another planet, would you expect to see the same pattern of species diversity there as you do on Earth?

Yes, because the tropical zone of any planet will get the most light and therefore support the most species.
No, because there would be no tectonic plates on the other planet.
Yes, because the other planet's tilt would cause seasonal variations in light.
No, because the other planet would not have had the same history of ice ages and continental drift as Earth.
Yes, because the atmosphere on the other planet would be the same as Earth.
Q. Which is the largest biome on Earth?

Oceanic pelagic zone
Tropic rainforest
Coral reefs
Q. Beak shape in Galapagos finches is an example of:

Continental drift
Adaptive radiation
Convergent evolution
Island equilibrium
Range expansion
Q. Which route is the most likely for how humans populated North America?

Sailed from Africa
Sailed from Asia
Sailed from Europe
Walked from Asia
Walked from South America
Q. The northern hemisphere experiences summer while the southern hemisphere experiences winter because of:

The Earth's shape
The Earth's tilt
The Earth's rotation
The Earth's place in the solar system
The Earth's tectonic plates
Q. Major deserts of the world are found at what latitude?

Q. The Coriolis effect is caused by:

The Earth's shape
The Earth's tilt
The Earth's rotation
The Earth's size
The moon's pull on the Earth.
Q. Which of these places has a climate that is much different from the others?

South Africa
The Mediterranean region