How Much Do You Know About Ecology? Trivia Quiz!

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How Much Do You Know About Ecology? Trivia Quiz!

How much do you know about ecology? Would you like to test your knowledge? Ecology is a branch of science or biology concerning the definite patterns of the distribution and number of organisms, including the causes and outcomes. Ecology deals with life processes, interactions, and adaptions. It also involves monitoring the biodiversity of the environment. If you would like to know more about ecology, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ecology is studied by scientists called ecologists. What is ecology the study of?
    • A. 

      Volcanoes, rocks & earthquakes

    • B. 

      Stars, planets & space

    • C. 

      Living things and their environment

    • D. 

      Weather & climate

  • 2. 
    An animal has special characteristics that help it to survive in its home. We call these special characteristics adaptations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Petri the snapping turtle is best adapted for which habitat?
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Wetland

    • C. 

      Forest

    • D. 

      Ocean

  • 4. 
    What adaptations does Petri have for surviving in his habitat? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Bright colors

    • B. 

      Webbed feet

    • C. 

      Sharp claws

    • D. 

      Strong jaws

    • E. 

      Good ears

    • F. 

      Hard shell

  • 5. 
    Petri is a carnivore. This means he eats only __________________.
  • 6. 
    A snapping turtle is just one ___________________, or type of turtle.
    • A. 

      Organism

    • B. 

      Species

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Community

  • 7. 
    Biology is the study of life. Check all of the following answers that are biotic things in Petri's wetland habitat.
    • A. 

      Pond water

    • B. 

      Worms

    • C. 

      Duckweed

    • D. 

      Rocks

    • E. 

      Temperature

    • F. 

      Fish

  • 8. 
    A food chain starts with one animal eating another animal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    An ecosystem is made up of
    • A. 

      All living and nonliving things in an area.

    • B. 

      Only plants and animals.

    • C. 

      Only animals and their food.

    • D. 

      Only nonliving things like water, rocks, and air.

  • 10. 
    Plants get energy from the ______________ and use it to make food through photosynthesis.
  • 11. 
    What is the plant's job in a food web?
    • A. 

      Consumer

    • B. 

      Decomposer

    • C. 

      Scavenger

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 12. 
    Which biome would have the warmest temperatures?
    • A. 

      Prairie grassland

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Boreal forest (pine trees)

  • 13. 
    The rainforest has a warm and humid climate. Where on Earth are rainforests located?
    • A. 

      Near the north and south poles

    • B. 

      Along the shores of oceans

    • C. 

      Near the equator

    • D. 

      Only in Africa

  • 14. 
    Check all that have the job of decomposing matter.
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Snakes

    • C. 

      Toads

    • D. 

      Bats

    • E. 

      Mushrooms

  • 15. 
    Which food chain shows the correct flow of energy?
    • A. 

      Sun --> algae --> turtle --> bacteria --> minnow

    • B. 

      Sun --> bacteria --> turtle --> minnow --> algae

    • C. 

      Sun --> algae --> minnow --> turtle --> bacteria

    • D. 

      Bacteria --> turtle --> sun --> minnow --> algae

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