BVHS Ecology Quiz: Trivia!

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How well do you know about BVHS ecology? Ecology is the study of relationships that an organism has in its environment. For this quiz, you will want to understand what a secondary consumer is, items that may or may not be recycled, different factors in an ecosystem, and what constitutes a trophic level. This educational quiz will explain this branch of science. Good luck with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Succession where glaciers melt and expose new rock is called:
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

  • 2. 
    In the following food chain, which organism is the secondary consumer? grass ------> rabbit -------> snake ------> hawk
    • A. 

      Grass

    • B. 

      Rabbit

    • C. 

      Snake

    • D. 

      Hawk

  • 3. 
    Which of the following cannot be recycled?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 4. 
    The term "nitrogen fixation" refers to:
    • A. 

      The process that turns nitrates and nitites into nitrogen

    • B. 

      The process where bacteria in legumes turns nitrogen into a form that plants can use

    • C. 

      The process where nitrogen gas in the atmosphere is converted to nitrates

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The release of water vapor from the leaves of trees is called:
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Transpiration

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an abiotic factor in an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Bird

    • B. 

      Tree

    • C. 

      Rock

    • D. 

      Deer

  • 7. 
    Mushrooms and other fungi are responsible for breaking down dead organic matter. In the ecosystem, they are called:
    • A. 

      Producers

    • B. 

      Consumers

    • C. 

      Decomposers

    • D. 

      Scavengers

  • 8. 
    On average, the amount of energy that is passed from one organism to the next in a food chain is:
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 9. 
    On what trophic level would you find organisms that use the sun's energy directly to make their own food?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    Lichen is a symbiotic decomposer that attaches itself to trees and slowly breaks them down. They obtain nutrients from the tree, allowing them to survive and reproduce. What type of relationship is this?
    • A. 

      Predator-prey

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Parasitism

    • D. 

      Competition

  • 11. 
    In the terrestrial food web above, what would be the effect of a farmer introducing a rat poison into the ecosystem that is toxic to rats and mice?
    • A. 

      The population of fox would decrease

    • B. 

      The population of grasshoppers would decrease

    • C. 

      The population of hawks would increase

    • D. 

      The population of rabbits would decrease

  • 12. 
    An animal that only eats the flesh of another animal is called a:
    • A. 

      Producer

    • B. 

      Herbivore

    • C. 

      Carnivore

    • D. 

      Omnivore

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements is true about matter and energy?
    • A. 

      Matter is not recycled; energy is recycled

    • B. 

      Matter is recycled; energy is not recycled

    • C. 

      Both matter and energy are recycled

    • D. 

      Neither matter nor energy are recycled

  • 14. 
    The ultimate source of energy for most organisms is:
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      The sun

  • 15. 
    In the nitrogen cycle, the term "nitrification" refers to:
    • A. 

      Legumes converting nitrogen in the air into fertilizer

    • B. 

      The conversion of decaying organisms into fertilizer

    • C. 

      The conversion of nitrates into nitrogen gas

    • D. 

      Animals consuming plants which are rich in nitrogen/proteins

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is considered the main source of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leading to global climate change?
    • A. 

      Carbon gas released into the atmosphere from factories and cars

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide being released from animals during the process of cellular respiration

    • C. 

      Carbon gas released into the soil through the process of decomposition

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide released into the oceans during deposition and decomposition

  • 17. 
    The ecological role of an organism within an ecosystem is called its:
    • A. 

      Food web

    • B. 

      Niche

    • C. 

      Habitat

    • D. 

      Biomass

  • 18. 
    The above image represents what type of relationship?
    • A. 

      Competition

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Parasitism

    • D. 

      Predator-prey

  • 19. 
    In which cycle would you find transpiration?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Carbon

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 20. 
    Which of the following organisms is an autotroph?
    • A. 

      Algae

    • B. 

      A bear

    • C. 

      A cheetah

    • D. 

      A fish

  • 21. 
    An area was recently destroyed by a raging wildfire. Which of the following events would allow secondary succession to take place?
    • A. 

      All the animals that survive migrate to surrounding areas

    • B. 

      Plant life that survive begin to die out as a result of the lack of available nutrients

    • C. 

      The dead bodies of animals that did not survive the fire return nutrients to the soil

    • D. 

      Omnivores that survive create a decline of both the herbivore and carnivore population

  • 22. 
    What is respiration?
    • A. 

      Releasing carbon dioxide and water as an organism burns its food.

    • B. 

      Releasing carbon dioxide as an organism goes through photosynthesis.

    • C. 

      Using carbon dioxide and water to produce sugar.

    • D. 

      Using carbon dioxide as we breathe.

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