Types Of Ecological Pyramid Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Total mass of living matter at each trophic level.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 2. 
    Process in which nitrogen gas is captured and converted into a form plants can use.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 3. 
    Model that shows many interconnected food chains and pathways in which energy and matter flow through an ecosystem,
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 4. 
    Heterotroph that eats only plants
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 5. 
    Heterotroph that consumes both plants and animals.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 6. 
    Exchange of matter through the biosphere involving living organisms, chemical processes, andgeological processes.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 7. 
    All the interacting populations of different species that live in the same geographic location at the same time.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 8. 
    Simplified model that shows a single path for energy flow through an ecosystem.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 9. 
    Close mutualistic, parasitic, or commensal association between two or more species that livetogether.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 10. 
    Heterotroph that decomposes organic material and returns the nutrients to soil, air, and water,making the nutrients available to other organisms.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 11. 
    Process in which fixed nitrogen compounds are converted back into nitrogen gas and returned to the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 12. 
    Group of organisms of the same species that occupy the same geographic place at the same time
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycle

    • B. 

      Biological community

    • C. 

      Biomass

    • D. 

      Denitrification

    • E. 

      Detrivore

    • F. 

      Food chain

    • G. 

      Food web

    • H. 

      Herbivore

    • I. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • J. 

      Omnivore

    • K. 

      Population

    • L. 

      Symbiosis

  • 13. 
    The statement, "the cowbird can tolerate a wide range of temperatures,"characterizes the cowbird's habitat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Photosynthetic autotrophs remove water from the air as part of one of themajor biogeochemical cycles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The species interaction most frequently represented in a food chain ispredation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A bird fluffs its feathers to trap warm air close to its body. Thetemperature of the air next to the bird's skin is a(n) abiotic factor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Carbon is the only biogeochemical cycle that lacks an atmosphericcomponent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The ultimate source of energy for most biomes on earth is the
    • A. 

      Autotroph

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Calorie

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 19. 
    A role and position a species has in its environment is its
    • A. 

      Biotic factor

    • B. 

      Niche

    • C. 

      Limiting factor

    • D. 

      Habitat

  • 20. 
    The base of a pyramid of energy is the
    • A. 

      Porducers

    • B. 

      Autotrophs

    • C. 

      Neither of these

    • D. 

      Both of these

  • 21. 
    A food chain
    • A. 

      Is linear

    • B. 

      Has less than 3 steps

    • C. 

      Has overlapping arrows

    • D. 

      Expresses all feeding relationships in a community

  • 22. 
    A leech feeding on a host organism is an example of a_____ relationship.
    • A. 

      Asymbiotic

    • B. 

      Commensalim

    • C. 

      Mutualistic

    • D. 

      Parasitic

  • 23. 
    In the movie "Finding Nemol the clownfish gets protection from predators, while the seaanemone is neither harmed nor helped. This relationship represents ____
    • A. 

      Asymbiosis

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Commensalim

    • D. 

      Parastic

  • 24. 
    In an ecological pyramid,_______ of energy is transferred from one trophic level to the next.
    • A. 

      .1%

    • B. 

      1%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 25. 
    Energy is "lost" at each trophic level in the form of _______ energy
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Heat

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