- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. A proposal to identify all the animals that became extinct during the Pleistocene epoch
- B. A strategy for reintroducing native plants to an ecosystem
- C. A process for identifying alternative habitats for large animals
- D. A proposal to re-create features of ecosystems of the Pleistocene epoch
- According to the professor, what are the TWO main goals of Pleistocene rewilding?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. To restore some evolutionary processes that ended during the Pleistocene epoch
- B. To help prevent the extinction of certain species of megafauna
- C. To increase populations of native animal species in the western United States
- D. To create a living laboratory where animal interactions can be observed
- According to the professor, how did the American cheetah influence the pronghorn antelope during the Pleistocene epoch?
- A. The cheetah prevented the antelope’s population from growing too large.
- B. The cheetah was a factor in the development of the antelope’s speed.
- C. The cheetah dispersed the seeds of plants that the antelope needed to survive.
- D. The cheetah caused the antelope to migrate out of the western United States.
- What point does the professor make when she discusses the maclura tree?
- A. The feeding habits of large animals could help revive some diminishing plant species.
- B. The climate has changed in North America since the Pleistocene epoch.
- C. Mass extinctions of animals are generally preceded by mass extinctions of plants.
- D. The maclura tree has changed very little since the Ice Age.
- Why does the professor say that plants and small animals have continued to evolve since the Pleistocene?
- A. To indicate why the western United States is well suited for Pleistocene rewilding
- B. To suggest a way to balance an ecosystem using Pleistocene rewilding
- C. To identify a potential problem with the Pleistocene rewilding concept
- D. To explain how the idea for Pleistocene rewilding came about
- What does the professor mean when she says this: 🎧
- A. Pleistocene rewilding has been tried before without success.
- B. Pleistocene rewilding should be tried with just a few species.
- C. Pleistocene rewilding has already been thoroughly researched.
- D. Pleistocene rewilding is another form of human interference.
D AB B A C D