Biodiversity and Conservation Quiz

This quiz is designed to assess your basic knowledge in ‘Biodiversity and Conservation’.Choose the best answer from the four options given. When you've finished answering as many of the questions as you can, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check your answers by clicking 'Score'. Percentage score will be displayed along with right answers.
Biodiversity and Conservation Quiz

1. Species with limited distribution in a particular geographical area is referred as
2. The term biodiversity hotspot was coined by
Norman Myers
Ernst Mayr
Ernst haeckel
Walter Mayr
3. A keystone species is one that
is vulnerable to extinction
is with restricted geographic distribution
strongly influences the structure and function of an ecological community
all of these
4. To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot, the most important criteria include
high biodiversity
high degree of endemism
both b and c
5. Ginkgo biloba is an example for
continental endemics
endemic species
relic endemism
regional endemism
6. Which of the following is the most important cause for the loss of biodiversity?
habitat destruction
Introduction of Exotic species
Environmental pollution
Urbanization and industrialization
7. Which of the following is an examples of endangered species?
Desert fox
Spotted deer
Asiatic Lion
8. Species selected to act as an ambassador, icon or symbol for a defined habitat, issue, campaign or environmental cause is called
Keystone species
Sibling species
Flagship species
Pioneer species
9. Species that are selected for conservation because the conservation and protection of these species indirectly affects the conservation and protection of other species within their ecosystem is referred as
Umbrella species
Pioneer species
keystone species
Iconic species
10. Species or group of species chosen as an indicator for the state of an ecosystem is called
priority species
Indicator species
Signal species
Point species
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