Listen to part of a lecture in a biology class.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. Difficulties animals have in regulating their body temperatures
- B. How people can affect animals’ microclimates
- C. Ways of identifying different types of microclimates
- D. The importance of microclimates to some animals
- What two factors does the professor say can affect a microclimate?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. The size of the animal population in the area
- B. The number of other microclimates in the area
- C. The elevation of the land where the microclimate is located
- D. Human activity in the area where the microclimate is located
- What point does the professor make when she mentions squirrels?
- A. Studying squirrels has helped biologists identify different microclimates.
- B. Mammals have more than one way of regulating their body temperature.
- C. Smaller animals have more success than larger animals in adapting to different microclimates.
- D. Squirrels do not rely on microclimates as much as other mammals do.
- What does the professor imply about the reptiles and microclimates?
- A. Microclimates can be both helpful and harmful to reptiles.
- B. Microclimates are one of the many ways reptiles control their body temperature.
- C. Many reptiles position themselves in microclimates when waiting for their prey.
- D. Many reptiles spend most of their time in one type of microclimate.
- According to the professor, how do decomposing leaves affect microclimates?
- A. Decomposing leaves form layers that prevent sunlight from warming the ground below the leaves.
- B. Decomposing leaves insulate burrows, keeping the burrows cool.
- C. Decomposing leaves generate heat, creating a warm microclimate.
- D. Decomposing leaves bring moisture to dry microclimates.
- Why does the student say this: 🎧
- A. To refer to a well-know misconception about reptiles
- B. To indicate that he understands the professor’s explanations
- C. To provide an example that may be an exception to the professor’s statement
- D. To indicate that there is more than one explanation for a phenomenon
D CD B A C B