Wildlife Sample Test Questions

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Wildlife Sample Test Questions

  1. (a) Identify the species (skull). (b) Identify the consumer group to which this animal belongs. (c) What part of the skull led you to make your choice as to the consumer group?

  2. Using the key provided, identify the following mammals.

  3. Name 2 primary reasons why the wolf became extinct in the Northeastern United States.

  4. Wildlife often need more than one type of habitat to meet their specific needs. Many species require both upland and wetland habitats to meet their life requisites. Describe 2 habitat components found around the test site that provide for the different stages of the following species:

    A.

    American Woodcock

    B.

    Red-Spotted Newt

     

  5. List 3 plants around the test site that provide food for wildlife. Also name one wildlife species that feeds on each and identify the part of the plant it utilizes.

  6. White-tailed deer are which of the following: 

    A.

    Nocturnal

    B.

    Diurnal

    C.

    Crepuscular

     

  7. Describe a riparian corridor and give two examples of why the are important.

  8. List habitat factors that may serve to limit the following species: 

    A.

    Beaver

    B.

    Spotted Salamander

     

  9. Dead trees or snags are beneficial to many wildlife species. Identify two species that utilize snags and explain how they use them.

  10. What is mast and why is it an important food? List 3 wildlife species that feed on mast.

  11. Bald eagles are nesting again in the Northeastern United States after an absence of over 50 years. Explain why the bald eagle became endangered and why it has recovered. Please define the term biomagnification.

  12. Forest A has been planted with red pine. The trees are all the same age. The forest canopy is dense and the understory is open. Forest B has a mix of tree species that are a mix of ages. The canopy is relatively open and the shrub layer and ground layer of vegetation is well-developed. Which forest will have more wildlife and why?

  13. Explain the difference between biological carrying capacity and cultural carrying capacity. Give an example in which they might differ.

  14. What four factors would you evaluate to determine the biological carrying capacity of this area for white-tailed deer?

  15. Surviving the winter in the wild in the cold Northern regions of North America is challenging. Please list 3 strategies for surviving harsh cold winters and give an example for each.