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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Lovejoy's term for the ecological crisis?
(a) Faunal collapse.
(b) Ecosystem decay.
(c) Relaxation to equilibrium.
(d) Catastrophic deterioration.
2. How would you describe Quammen's narrative of the dodo's decline and extinction?
(a) Ungrounded fiction.
(c) Detailed hypothesis.
(d) Detailed narrative.
3. Where is Krakatau?
(a) Malay Archipelago.
4. What does Quammen say about each of the pieces?
(a) They are nothing without the whole.
(b) They are each complete in themselves.
(c) They are unintelligible without the whole design.
(d) They are complex and well made.
5. How long after the eruption did it take for 271 species to be counted at Krakatau?
(a) 50 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 6 months.
(d) 25 years.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a thylacine?
2. Where did Quammen go to study temrecs?
3. What does David Quammen invoke as he describes cutting the rug?
4. Who is Philip Darlington?
5. Where does Quammen say isolates can occur?
Short Essay Questions
1. What concept did Wallace develop in the Malay Archipelago?
2. Who is Philip Darlington, and what was his contribution to the discussion of island size and species count?
3. What was MacArthur and Wilson's contribution to island biogeography?
4. What example does Quammen draw from the island of Guam?
5. Describe how Quammen's narrative progresses from one idea to the next.
6. When did the field of island biogeography begin?
7. What findings of Michael Soule's does Quammen cite at the end of Chapter 4, "Rarity Unto Death"?
8. Why are islands important in ecosystem studies, in Quammen's opinion?
9. What is trophic cascade?
10. What are the different terms Quammen describes for how people have accounted for the degradation of ecosystems?
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