Ecology Pre-assessment

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Ecology Pre-assessment

This is a pre-assessment and counts as a class work grade not a test grade. 13 Questions in all This test will target all of the areas of learning for our Ecology Unit


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following relationships would be considered a parasitic relationship?
    • A. 

      Clown Fish and Sea Anemone

    • B. 

      Guinea Worm and Human

    • C. 

      Honey Bee and Flower

    • D. 

      Egret and Cow

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      All populations would go up.

    • B. 

      All Populations would go down.

    • C. 

      The Plankton population would go down and the forage fish would go up.

    • D. 

      The Plankton population would go up and the forage fish would go down.

  • 3. 
    The ability of a given area to continually supply adequate food, water, and shelter for the organisms that live in an ecosystem is know as:
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Abiotic Factors

    • C. 

      Carrying Capacity

    • D. 

      Ecology

  • 4. 
    Zebra Mussels reproduce and spread quickly, reducing food resources and crowding native species. This results in
    • A. 

      A decrease in native producer populations.

    • B. 

      A increase in native producer populations.

    • C. 

      Mutually beneficial relationships with native species.

    • D. 

      Higher reproductive rates for native species.

  • 5. 
    Check of all the native trees found in northern New Jersey.
    • A. 

      Maple

    • B. 

      Dogwood

    • C. 

      Elm

    • D. 

      Oak

  • 6. 
    Check off all of the invasive species found in NJ
    • A. 

      Black Locust

    • B. 

      Black Swallow-worts

    • C. 

      Water Chestnut

    • D. 

      Common Reed

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements is not a reason to be concerned about invasive species?
    • A. 

      They cost tax payers millions of dollars each year.

    • B. 

      They are a huge culprit behind many of our endangered species being endangered.

    • C. 

      They create better fishing experience by catching bigger fish.

    • D. 

      They are a nuisance to control.

  • 8. 
    According to the following video, what seems to have the biggest impact on the piping plover population? 
    • A. 

      Predators

    • B. 

      A Low Population

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Humans and Pets

  • 9. 
    An organism that eats both plants and meat is described as a:
    • A. 

      Herbivore

    • B. 

      Producer

    • C. 

      Carnivore

    • D. 

      Omnivore

  • 10. 
    The study on the way organisms interact with their environment is called:
    • A. 

      Ecology

    • B. 

      Zoology

    • C. 

      Geology

    • D. 

      Biology

  • 11. 
    The arrows point in the direction of...
    • A. 

      They point in the direction of what eats what.

    • B. 

      They point in the direction of the flow of energy.

    • C. 

      They point in no particular direction.

  • 12. 
    Which Level would represent the producers in this diagram?
    • A. 

      Level 3

    • B. 

      Level 1

    • C. 

      Level 4

    • D. 

      Level 2

  • 13. 
    Where would you most likely find this animal in a dune ecosystem?
    • A. 

      The Beach Zone

    • B. 

      The Trough/Interdunal Pond

    • C. 

      Foredune