The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions Test | Final Test - Easy

David Quammen
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What objection did Simberloff and Abele raise?
(a) That the data was not thoroughly tested.
(b) That the theory still needed to be tested in more and different environments.
(c) That the theory had been accepted through personal influence of major thinkers, not because of its predictive ability.
(d) That there were inconsistencies in the data.

2. What was the result of the experiment Wilson and MacArthur undertook to prove their Krakatau hypothesis?
(a) The data matched their predictions.
(b) The data showed that repopulation brought much more variety than had originally existed.
(c) The data showed that repopulation was much faster than predicted.
(d) The data showed that repopulation was much slower than predicted.

3. What observation did Wilson make to Quammen?
(a) That fewer species were found on more remote islands.
(b) That taller islands had more species.
(c) That islands with caves had the greatest biodiversity.
(d) That species diversity declined in islands in the southern hemisphere.

4. What does Quammen describe about Bedo?
(a) His departure from his homeland.
(b) His research projects.
(c) His tragic death.
(d) His marriage.

5. What factor did NOT cause the decline of the kestrel population?
(a) Feather collectors.
(b) Habitat loss.
(c) Predators eating the kestrel eggs.
(d) Insecticides.

6. How does Quammen's tone change in the final chapter?
(a) His narrative is filled with detailed scientific observations.
(b) His even-handedness gives way to persistent pessimism about the destruction of habitat.
(c) His discomfort with habitat loss is finally made screamingly clear.
(d) His description of the trip is not scientific, just tourism.

7. What theory came from the research that had been performed in Aru?
(a) Natural selection.
(b) Social Darwinism.
(c) Survival of the fittest.
(d) Island biogeography.

8. What environment is NOT analogous to an island, according to Quammen?
(a) Lake.
(b) Cave.
(c) Mountaintop.
(d) Savannah.

9. What distinguished this species for Quammen? Wallace had discovered it there a hundred years ago. Darwin had developed his theory of evolve from observing it. Englishmen had lost their fortunes hunting for specimens.
(a) Darwin had developed his theory of evolve from observing it.
(b) Wallace had discovered it there a hundred years ago.
(c) Englishmen had lost their fortunes hunting for specimens.
(d) Its feathers had been used for decorating hats in Europe for fifty years.

10. What was the species Quammen sought called by locals?
(a) Majib.
(b) Cenderwasih.
(c) Ranuren.
(d) Mistoquot.

11. What national disaster destroyed kestrel habitat in Mauritius?
(a) A cyclone.
(b) A tornado.
(c) An earthquake.
(d) A tsunami.

12. What was the previous theory that governed speciation on islands?
(a) That islands closer to land were more prone to extinctions, which sometimes reduced the variety of species.
(b) That more remote islands required more specialized traits for survival.
(c) That greater distance reduced the number of species.
(d) That there was too little data and too much inconsistency to formulate a rule.

13. According to Jared Diamond, a nature reserve has to have what characteristics, in order to support a large number of species?
(a) On an island.
(b) Far away from human habitation.
(c) Large and near other reserves.
(d) Close to agricultural land.

14. What was Bedo's reputation?
(a) A ladies man.
(b) An indispensable help.
(c) A gadfly.
(d) A nuisance.

15. How did Quammen get to Aru?
(a) By foot.
(b) By canoe.
(c) Tourist cruise to native transportation.
(d) Float plane.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did William Newmark determine in his findings?

2. What had happened to the smaller reserves in Lovejoy's plan?

3. What is an indri?

4. What turnover rate did Wilson and MacArthur predict for Krakatau?

5. What was Quammen told to find, in order to observe this species?

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