A 7th Grade Elliot Ecology Pre-quiz

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A 7th Grade Elliot Ecology Pre-quiz

Take this quiz to find out what you already know about ecology :-)


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. 
    • 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