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Study Guide Questions

1.     Ecuador's Galapagos Islands lie on the __________.
2.     Islas Encantadas means __________ __________.
3.     The Galapagos Island are noted for rare _____________________ and unusual _______________________ not found in other places.
4.     Land forms, waters, soils, and climates make up ___________________________ environments.
5.     The Galapagos Islands are entirely _________________________ in origin.
6.     The Galapagos Islands were created by undersea __________________ ________________.
7.     _______________________ were created by the thrusting up of lava crusts.
8.     Lichen spores were probably the ___________________ living things to thrive on the islands.
9.     The Galapagos Islands are one of the few places on earth where cold-adapted species are able to co-exist with tropical species. True or false?
10.     The Humboldt Current flows _____________________ , from _________________________.
11.     The cold, misty period on the islands is referred to as the : a.) Garua Season b.) El Niņo c.) Equatorial Season d.) none of the above
12.     Most of the ____________________ found on the islands have been introduced by humans.
13.     The number of insect species found on the island is ____________________.
14.     Some of the species found on the islands are _______________________, meaning that they exist only on these islands and nowhere else.
15.     What are the three vegetation zones of the Galapagos Islands?
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