Transcript Science Jeopardy
APES AP Test Review Jeopardy Stage 2
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©Norman Herr, 2003
• ANSWER: An international
agreement to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions; the U.S. did not sign
• QUESTION: What is the Kyoto
• ANSWER: Also called the “Superfund,”
it is intended to clean up abandoned toxic
• QUESTION: What is another name for
CERCLA and what is its primary goal?
• ANSWER: An international treaty that
prevents trade in endangered &
threatened plants & animals.
• QUESTION: What is CITES
(Convention on International Trade in
• ANSWER: The legislation that requires
the EPA to oversee pesticide regulations.
• QUESTION: What is FIFRA?
• ANSWER: Regulates large amounts of
hazardous waste from the time it is
generated until it is disposed.
• QUESTION: What is RCRA (Resource
Conservation & Recovery Act)?
• ANSWER: Bioremediation
• QUESTION: What is the use of living
organisms to help clean up or destroy
toxic or hazardous substances and
• ANSWER: It is the single major cause of
current species’ extinctions and rate of
• QUESTION: What effect does human
influence have on extinctions?
• ANSWER: Areas especially rich in
species that are found nowhere else and
that are in great danger of extinction.
• QUESTION: What are hot spots?
• ANSWER: Coevolution and convergent
• QUESTION: In what type of evolution do
organisms living in similar conditions
evolve together, and in what type of
evolution do unrelated species develop
similarly because they develop under
similar (but different) environmental
• ANSWER: 3 characteristics that promote
• QUESTION: What are low reproductive
rate, feeding at high trophic levels and
• ANSWER: The Rule of 70
• QUESTION: What is the following
Doubling time =_____70______
% growth rate
• ANSWER: The maximum number of
individuals in a species that can be
sustained indefinitely in a given area.
• QUESTION: What is carrying capacity?
• ANSWER: A J-curve
• QUESTION: What is the shape of the
graph that results when exponential
growth is plotted?
• ANSWER: Species whose population size
is usually stable and close to carrying
capacity; the species tends to have few
offspring, which it cares for, be large and
• QUESTION: What are K-strategists (or
• ANSWER: Density-dependent factors
• QUESTION: What are factors that affect
population growth with an increasing
effect as population size increases?
• ANSWER: The term for people leaving a
• QUESTION: What is emigration?
• ANSWER: Reduce poverty, use family
planning strategies, elevate the status of
• QUESTION: What seem to be the best
strategies to slow human population
growth, based on experience from several
• ANSWER: The equation for population
• QUESTION: What does this equation
R% = (birth rate + immigration rate) –
(death rate + emigration rate)
• ANSWER: The ranges in the 3 horizontal
bands in population age structure
• QUESTION: What are 0-14, 15-44 and
• ANSWER: The model that shows the
change in birth rate, death rate and
population growth as a developing nation
gradually improves living conditions.
• QUESTION: What is the Demographic
• ANSWER: One of the most extensive set
of environmental regulations, it protects
both endangered/threatened species and
• QUESTION: What is the Endangered
• ANSWER: Average environmental
impact of an individual in terms of the
resources needed to support that person
compared to other people in different
• QUESTION: What is an ecological
• ANSWER: Unsustainable
• QUESTION: What is affluenza?
• ANSWER: Sustainable
• QUESTION: Living without depleting or
degrading the earth’s natural resources.
• ANSWER: The power of the government
to force a private citizen to sell property
needed for the public good.
• QUESTION: What is eminent domain?
• ANSWER: The current global human
• QUESTION: What is just over 7 billion?