Ecology, Biome, & Environment Quiz

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 Ecology,Biome,& Environment Quiz
7th grade science students at Ben Franklin Junior High should take this quiz on Friday, December 10th, 2010. This is a quiz - No talking. You may only answer each question once (using the back arrow will exit you out of the test and you will have to start over)Good Luck!

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an organism?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Dandelion

    • D. 

      Rubber band


  • 2. 
    Which of these is a characteristic of a forest?
    • A. 

      Sandy soil

    • B. 

      Lots of trees

    • C. 

      Permafrost

    • D. 

      Standing water


  • 3. 
    All of the organisms living in the rainforest are called a __________.
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Habitat

    • D. 

      Abiotic


  • 4. 
    All the chipmunks in an area is called a _____________.
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Habitat

    • D. 

      Abiotic


  • 5. 
    Owl ___________ Mouse ____________ Grass _______________ SunWhich direction do the arrows point in this food chain?
    • A. 

      Arrows point up

    • B. 

      Arrows point down

    • C. 

      Arrows point right -->

    • D. 

      Arrows point left <--


  • 6. 
    The process by which plants turn sunlight into food is called photosynthesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Herbivores are animals that eat only __________.

  • 8. 
    Carnivores might find which of the following tasty?
    • A. 

      Rabbits

    • B. 

      Biscuits

    • C. 

      Beans

    • D. 

      Grass


  • 9. 
    Which of the following pizzas would an omnivore most likely order?
    • A. 

      Meat lovers (sausage, pepperoni, hamburger, ham)

    • B. 

      Veggie lovers (green pepper, olive, onion, mushroom)

    • C. 

      Cheese lovers (4 types of cheese)

    • D. 

      Supreme (green pepper, onion, sausage, pepperoni, olive)


  • 10. 
    If the first link in a food chain is a producer, then the second link must be a _________.
    • A. 

      Consumer

    • B. 

      Decomposer

    • C. 

      Scavenger

    • D. 

      Carnivore


  • 11. 
    An owl ate a snake, that ate a mouse, that ate some grass. Which organism is the producer?
    • A. 

      Owl

    • B. 

      Snake

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Grass


  • 12. 
    An owl ate a snake, that ate a mouse, that ate some grass. Which organism is the top predator?
    • A. 

      Owl

    • B. 

      Snake

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Grass


  • 13. 
    Check all of the following that are examples of biotic factors.
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Goldfish

    • C. 

      Tree

    • D. 

      Water

    • E. 

      Bear

    • F. 

      Sunlight

    • G. 

      Mushroom


  • 14. 
    Check all of the following that are examples of abiotic factors.
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Bacteria


  • 15. 

    These water lilies get their energy from the ________.

  • 16. 
    Check all of the following that are renewable resources.
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Sun

    • D. 

      Coal


  • 17. 
    The gas that scientists say causes an increase in global temperatures is oxygen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    The three "R's " of conservation are Reduce, Reuse and ___________.

  • 19. 
    Deforestation happens most often in which biome?
    • A. 

      The Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctic)

    • B. 

      Tropical Rainforest

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Desert


  • 20. 
    The number and variety of organisms in a given area is called
    • A. 

      Recycle

    • B. 

      Conservation

    • C. 

      Biodiversity

    • D. 

      Habitat


  • 21. 
    Scientists are concerned about exotic species because they
    • A. 

      Are difficult to catch and keep alive in pet stores

    • B. 

      Are sometimes unpleasant to look at like the bug-eyed goldfish

    • C. 

      Do not have predators to eat them in their new ecosystems


  • 22. 
    You like to watch nature in your backyard.  What can you do to increase biodiversity in your own backyard? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Plant more trees for more habitat

    • B. 

      Spread different kinds of food at different levels for the wildlife

    • C. 

      Put up a birdbath and keep it filled with water

    • D. 

      Place a motion detector camera in a tree to capture critters on film


  • 23. 
    Due to the amount of food and space in the forest, only 4 black bears can live there at one time. This sentence refers to the term
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      Food chain

    • C. 

      Carrying capacity

    • D. 

      Biosphere


  • 24. 
    Check all of the ways that people can be affected by environmental pollution.
    • A. 

      Respiratory problems

    • B. 

      Sick from drinking dirty water

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Loss of hearing due to loud noises


  • 25. 
    Resource recovery happens when
    • A. 

      Aluminum cans are recycled

    • B. 

      Plastic bags are reused

    • C. 

      Newspapers are used to start a fire

    • D. 

      Garbage is burned to make electricity


  • 26. 
    Jimmy wants to be a good friend of the Earth. He looks through the trash and finds some items that could be recycled. Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Cardboard box for a frozen food item

    • B. 

      Plastic milk jug

    • C. 

      Metal soup can

    • D. 

      Aluminum soda can


  • 27. 
    EPA stands for ____________________Protection Agency

  • 28. 
    The Endangered Species Act protects individual species.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 29. 
    Which of the following is an example of competition in a natural biome?
    • A. 

      A lion hunts a gazelle in the African savanna.

    • B. 

      Ten prairie dogs live together in a family in the temperate grassland.

    • C. 

      Trees in the rainforest grow really fast because they are trying to get more sunlight than other trees around them.

    • D. 

      Bees fly from flower to flower collecting nectar and spreading pollen.


  • 30. 
    Lichen is formed by a relationship between fungi and algae. Neither could survive without the other. What is this relationship called?
    • A. 

      Symbiosis

    • B. 

      Limiting Factor

    • C. 

      Ecology

    • D. 

      Parasitism


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