Module 10: Ecology

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Module 10: Ecology

An arthropod is scientifically defined as an invertebrate with a segmented body and jointed appendages. How much information do you have on Phylum Arthropoda? Take up the quiz and find out. All the best as you try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Match the following definition with the correct term.
    • A. A group of populations living and interacting in the same area
    • A.
    • B. An organism that eats producers
    • B.
    • C. Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant
    • C.
    • D. A diagram that shows the biomass of organism at each trophic level
    • D.
    • E. The process by which certain gases (principally water, carbon dioxide, and methane) trap heat that would otherwise escape the earth and radiate into space
    • E.
    • F. A group of ecosystems classified by climate and plant life
    • F.
    • G. A group of interbreeding organisms coexisting together
    • G.
    • H. An association of living organisms and their physical environment
    • H.
    • I. A measure of the mass of organisms within a region divided by the area of that region
    • I.
    • J. The study of the interactions between living and nonliving things
    • J.
  • 2. 
    An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single river or stream is called a watershed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Oxygen is restored to the air by photosynthesis, ozone formation, and water vapor destruction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Bioeconomics is the study of relationships among organisms in ecosystems. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A tertiary consumer is an organism that eats secondary consumers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Energy is wasted each time it moves up a trophic level in an ecosystem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A bald eagle that lives near a stream is considered part of that stream's physical environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Symbiosis seems to support the idea that organisms always battle for survival.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Carbon dioxide enters the air via decomposition, fossil fuel burning, fire, and respiration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Scientific data tends to support the idea that global warming is occurring due to increased carbon dioxide levels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Phytoplankton are responsible for the vast majority of carbon dioxide production on earth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    77% of all rainfall occurs over the land while only 23% happens over the ocean
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A secondary consumer eats primarily herbivores.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Australian scientists imported American hawks to control the population of English rabbits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant is called respiration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A tree which dies and slowly rots away adds carbon to the environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following should have the greatest biomass within an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Primary consumers

    • B. 

      Secondary consumers

    • C. 

      Producers

    • D. 

      Tertiary consumers

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a way oxygen is removed from air?
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Ozone destruction

    • C. 

      Rusting of metal

    • D. 

      Mineral oxidation

  • 19. 
    The human activity that worries proponents of global warming the most is
    • A. 

      Landfill sites

    • B. 

      Nuclear reactors

    • C. 

      Manufacturing plants

    • D. 

      Fossil fuel burning

  • 20. 
    In a food chain involving a wheat plant, mouse, snake, and hawk, which is the primary consumer?
    • A. 

      Wheat

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Hawk

    • D. 

      Snake

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not a symbiotic relationship? 
    • A. 

      Orange Jellyfish/Saltwater Perch

    • B. 

      Clown Fish/Sea Anemone

    • C. 

      Blind Shrimp/Goby

    • D. 

      Oriental Sweetlips/Blue-Streak Wrasse

  • 22. 
    Over 200 scientific studies have shown that the average temperature of the earth was higher in the ________________, than it is today.  
    • A. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • B. 

      Middle Ages

    • C. 

      Iron Ages

    • D. 

      It has never been higher than it is now.

  • 23. 
    Carbon dioxide enters the air via which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Ozone destruction

    • C. 

      Photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Water vapor destruction

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not one of the ways water leaves a watershed?
    • A. 

      Transpiration

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Stream flow

  • 25. 
    The principal gas associated with the greenhouse effect is 
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 26. 
    Snakes and coyotes are considered nuisance animals.  Which 2 creatures could become over abundant, thus disrupting the balance of the ecosystem, if we killed snakes and coyotes? 
    • A. 

      Mice

    • B. 

      Skunks

    • C. 

      Chipmunk

    • D. 

      Frogs

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary