The Ultimate Ecology Trivia!

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The Ultimate Ecology Trivia!

Do you really know about ecology system? Let's play this quiz and find out now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is an example of symbiosis?
    • A. 

      A tick feeding on a deer

    • B. 

      A lion hunting a zebra

    • C. 

      A dandelion growing in a grass lawn

    • D. 

      A dolpin communicating with another dolhin

  • 2. 
    Which would a drought most likely affect?
    • A. 

      All organisms in a particular ecosystem

    • B. 

      Only the plants in a particular ecosystem

    • C. 

      Only the animals in a particular ecosystem

    • D. 

      Only one species of plant in a particular ecosystem

  • 3. 
    Which is needed by all organisms to survive?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Sunlight

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 4. 
    Which mechanism helps carbon to cycle from the atmospere to living organisms
    • A. 

      Tissue decomposition

    • B. 

      Cellular respiration

    • C. 

      Photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Transpiration

  • 5. 
    Wharm water contains less dissolved oxygen than colder water.  which population will be most affected by a long period of hot, dry days?
    • A. 

      Fish in ponds

    • B. 

      Fish in oceans

    • C. 

      Plants in lakes

    • D. 

      Plants in streams

  • 6. 
    Which shows how terrestrial and aquatic food webs are interconnected?
    • A. 

      Bird eats a fish

    • B. 

      Cow eats grass

    • C. 

      Shark eats fish

    • D. 

      Grasshopper eats grass

  • 7. 
    Which of these organisms is classified as a decomposer
    • A. 

      Hawk

    • B. 

      Mushroom

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Grass

  • 8. 
    Fleas harm cats and dogs by living off their blood.  Which type of relationship if this?
    • A. 

      Cooperation

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Parasitism

    • D. 

      Predator/prey

  • 9. 
    Which is an effect of replanting trees in local communities
    • A. 

      More carbon dioxide will be removed and more oxygen will be produced

    • B. 

      More oxygen will be removed and more carbon dioxide will be produced

    • C. 

      More oxygen and carbon dioxide are produced

    • D. 

      More oxygen and carbon dioxide are removed

  • 10. 
    Cattle egrets are birds that often follow behind cattle grazing in a field. As the cattle graze and move through the field they stir up various insects, which the egrets eat.  Which best describes why the cattle and the egrets can coexist in the field?
    • A. 

      The egrets protect the cattle

    • B. 

      The cattle depend on the egrets for food

    • C. 

      The cattle and egrets compete for food

    • D. 

      The cattle and the egrets consume different food sources

  • 11. 
    A kit fox grows to become an adult. What factor will have the greatest influence on the fox's survival?
    • A. 

      The size of the fox's ears

    • B. 

      The conditions of the fox's habitat

    • C. 

      The average number of fox offspring

    • D. 

      Social behaviors with the fox population

  • 12. 
    Which gas when condensed into its liquid state in the atmospere forms clouds?
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Water vapor

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 13. 
    What is the source of water for most land  plants
    • A. 

      Air

    • B. 

      Soil

    • C. 

      Rocks

    • D. 

      Leaves

  • 14. 
    Deer populations ar declining.  What is the most likely explanation for this decline in  numbers?
    • A. 

      Reproduction is stabilized

    • B. 

      Competition for resources is increased

    • C. 

      Predator populations decreased

    • D. 

      New food sources became availiable

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Some energy is converted to heat

    • B. 

      Survival rate of organisms gradually decreases

    • C. 

      Availability of space decreases as feeding levels increase

    • D. 

      Toxic chemicals get more concentrated as they move up the food web

  • 16. 
    A snake population eats a small rodent.  A bird is introduced that feeds on the same small rodent.  Which will increase?
    • A. 

      Parasitism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Migration

    • D. 

      Competition

  • 17. 
    Which best describes how coral reefs, forests, and ponds sustain animal populations?
    • A. 

      They provide resources animals need to survive

    • B. 

      They are found in areas where humans have little impact

    • C. 

      They provide a source of water from which animals can drink

    • D. 

      They are found in areas where temperatures are too high for plants to grow

  • 18. 
    What is the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 19. 
    Oak tree numbers are declining.  The decline is linked to fungi, insects, soil stress, and microorganisms.  Which factor is an abiotic conditioin?
    • A. 

      Fungi

    • B. 

      Insects

    • C. 

      Soil

    • D. 

      Microorganism

  • 20. 
    After a forest fire plants come back abundantly.  Which limitling factor to plant growth has been removed?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Shelter

    • C. 

      Space

    • D. 

      Water

  • 21. 
    Which is the base of a rain forest food web?
    • A. 

      Decomposer

    • B. 

      Carnivore

    • C. 

      Producer

    • D. 

      Consumer

  • 22. 
    What was the most suprising effect of releasing the wolves in to Yellowstone National Park?
    • A. 

      Deer populations increased

    • B. 

      Plants began to die off

    • C. 

      The river changed its course

    • D. 

      The bears moved out

  • 23. 
    Fertilizers that enter the ocean from farm runoff can cause an increase in 
    • A. 

      Rainfall

    • B. 

      Animal population

    • C. 

      Reproduction in algae

    • D. 

      Evaporation of ocean water