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Unit 5 Fish and Wildlife

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Management of our renewable resources, such as birds, mammals, and fish, is just as important as management of our coal and oil.
 

 2. 

Without wildlife resources, the wilderness would have never been conquered.
 

 3. 

America established itself in the world fur trade business at the expense of the wildlife.
 

 4. 

Many wildlife species were killed because they appeared hostile.
 

 5. 

In the absence of significant numbers of predators, the deer population in North America has increased steadily over recent decades.
 

 6. 

In every state, deer hunting is managed by cities’ fish and wildlife services.
 

 7. 

Deer seasons and bag limits are set to help maintain a healthy deer population.
 

 8. 

Many species of wildlife have become so few in numbers that they are considered rare, threatened, or endangered.
 

 9. 

A species of animal is considered extinct when only limited numbers of breeding pairs are known to exist but which is not in immediate danger of becoming extinct.
 

 10. 

The last-known whooping pigeon died in 1914 in a Cincinnati zoo.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The continental United States contains over ____ different vertebrate species.
A.
2,300
C.
1,000
B.
350
D.
1,750
 

 2. 

Every species of plant or animal requires an area—for shelter, food, water, and safety—called ____.
A.
requirements
C.
necessities
B.
brush
D.
habitat
 

 3. 

In any habitat for any given species of wildlife, there is always a(n) ____ factor on the population of that species.
A.
adjusting
B.
limiting
 

 4. 

The ____ curve or the population curve suggests that the population of the organism will increase slowly but will then start to increase very rapidly.
A.
logistic
B.
diagonal
 

 5. 

A(n) ____ animal is one that is in danger of becoming extinct in all or major parts of its habitat.
A.
extinct
C.
endangered
B.
exotic
D.
mature
 

 6. 

A(n) ____ species is one that is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future.
A.
mature
C.
extinct
B.
exotic
D.
threatened
 

 7. 

The Endangered Species Conservation Act was enacted to ____ fish and wildlife on a worldwide basis.
A.
change
B.
protect
 

 8. 

The Threatened and Endangered Species System (TESS) ____ summarizes the status of all species listed as threatened and endangered worldwide.
A.
score
B.
list
 

 9. 

Bald eagles have been killed mainly because of a belief they fed on ____.
A.
chickens
C.
lambs
B.
birds
D.
salmon
 

 10. 

The smallest white tail deer is the ____ deer.
A.
whitetail
C.
key
B.
blacktail
D.
elk
 

Matching
 
 
Match the question with the correct response
A.
carrying capacity
F.
188
B.
habitat
G.
bighorn
C.
128
H.
ivory-billed woodpecker
D.
extinct
I.
dogs
E.
Prairie Chicken Foundation
J.
shelter
 

 1. 

Limiting factor of habitat
 

 2. 

Population limit for that species
 

 3. 

Species no longer exist
 

 4. 

Threatened by extinction from humans and disease
 

 5. 

Loss cause significant problems for polar bear
 

 6. 

Hunt mountain lions
 

 7. 

Birds on the endangered species list
 

 8. 

Whooping cranes remaining
 

 9. 

One of the most endangered species of bird
 

 10. 

Work for the management of the prairie chicken
 



 
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