Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Ecology?

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Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Ecology?

What do you know about ecology? Ecology is the study of the relationship between all living organisms and their environment. The relationships between parasites and their hosts, for example. The branch of biology dealing with the responses of organisms to one another and their physical environment is called ecology. Take the ecology quiz and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an abiotic factor?
    • A. 

      Penguin

    • B. 

      Rain

    • C. 

      Redwood trees

  • 2. 
    Which is the largest level of the energy pyramid?
    • A. 

      Herbivores

    • B. 

      Producers

    • C. 

      Carnivores

  • 3. 
    Which of the following applies to latitudes farther from the Equator?
    • A. 

      Higher precipitation

    • B. 

      Lower temperatures

    • C. 

      Higher elevation

  • 4. 
    Which process involves water droplets forming clouds?
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Animation

    • C. 

      Condensation

  • 5. 
    Which of the following processes involves removing carbon dioxide from the air?
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Burning fossil fuels

    • C. 

      Water cycle

  • 6. 
    What is the difference between abiotic and biotic factors?
    • A. 

      Abiotic factors are non-living and biotic factors are living

    • B. 

      Abiotic factors are larger and biotic factors are smaller

    • C. 

      Abiotic factors depend on biotic factors for survival

  • 7. 
    Which of the following processes involves: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation?
    • A. 

      Carbon Cycle

    • B. 

      Water Cycle

    • C. 

      Nitrogen Cycle

  • 8. 
    Which of the following gases makes up the largest percentage of the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Argon

    • C. 

      Helium

  • 9. 
    Which of the following answers has the elements of the carbon cycle in the correct order?
    • A. 

      Producers make energy rich sugar molecules, remove oxygen from the air, release carbon dioxide into the air.

    • B. 

      Producers release oxygen into the air, remove carbon dioxide from the air, make energy rich sugar molecules.

    • C. 

      Producers remove carbon dioxide from the air, make energy rich sugar molecules, release oxygen into the air.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following processes uses oxygen and releases carbon dioxide into the air?
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

  • 11. 
    Cell fluids are mostly made from __________________.
    • A. 

      Plasma

    • B. 

      Chlorophyll

    • C. 

      Water

  • 12. 
    The first level of the food chain consists of _________________.
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Producers

    • C. 

      Omnivores

  • 13. 
    A regions climate is based on it's ___________________, or distance from the Equator.
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Meridian

  • 14. 
    _______________ are high energy molecules made during photosynthesis.
    • A. 

      Plasma

    • B. 

      Salt

    • C. 

      Sugar

  • 15. 
    Fertilizers are used to replace ______________ in the soil.
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon

    • C. 

      Oxygen

  • 16. 
    Climate is a region's ________________ over a period of time.
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

  • 17. 
    A region's ________________ or distance above sea level can determine its temperature.
    • A. 

      Elevation

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Longitude

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a biotic factor of an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Plants

  • 19. 
    ____________ energy is used during photosynthesis.
    • A. 

      Chemical

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Light

  • 20. 
    Which of the following occurs in the energy pyramid?
    • A. 

      The energy level increases from level to level

    • B. 

      The energy level decreases from level to level

    • C. 

      The energy level remains constant from level to level

  • 21. 
    Which two of the following processes are used by plants to make energy-rich molecules?
    • A. 

      Carbon cycle

    • B. 

      Nitrogen fixation

    • C. 

      Photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Chemosynthesis

    • E. 

      Oxygen cycle

    • F. 

      Condensation

  • 22. 
    Mountains cause the "rain shadow effect".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    All abiotic factors of an ecosystem are part of that ecosystem's food chain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Oxygen is released into the atmosphere during respiration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Wolves are an example of an herbivore.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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