Earth Science And Ecology Quiz: Trivia!

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Are you familiar with earth science and ecology? Would you be able to pass this quiz? Ecology studies the relationship among living organisms and their environment. This quiz will be on a cooperative partnership of two species in which both species benefit, what organisms belong to the same food chain, and what predation is. Take this quiz and see how much you know about earth science and ecology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Some birds are known as honey guides because they may be followed by humans to wild beehives. When the humans take honey from the hives, the birds are able to feast on the honey and bees, too.  This type of relationship can best be described as.....
    • A. 

      Parasitism

    • B. 

      Commensalism

    • C. 

      Mutualism

    • D. 

      Symbiosis

  • 2. 
    The living together in the close union of two unlike organisms is known as  
    • A. 

      Niche

    • B. 

      Symbiosis

    • C. 

      Habitat

  • 3. 
    A cooperative partnership between two species in which both species benefit is known as  
    • A. 

      Commensalism

    • B. 

      Parasitism

    • C. 

      Mutualism

  • 4. 
    The role an organism plays in their environment is known as their ______
    • A. 

      Habitat

    • B. 

      Niche

    • C. 

      Symbiosis

  • 5. 
    What term would best describe all the density-dependent living factors in an environment?
    • A. 

      Abiotic factor

    • B. 

      Community

    • C. 

      Biology

    • D. 

      Biotic factor

    • E. 

      None of the above

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

      Elevation

    • B. 

      Lattitude

    • C. 

      Chemicals

    • D. 

      Sunlight

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What does the arrow in a food chain represent?
    • A. 

      Directions

    • B. 

      Hustle and Flow

    • C. 

      Viscosity

    • D. 

      Flow of energy

    • E. 

      Cash flow

  • 8. 
    In an ecosystem, there are factors that may prevent the growth or existence of certain populations?
    • A. 

      Limiting Factors

    • B. 

      Abiotic factors

    • C. 

      Independent Varriable

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    A community and its physical environment (both living and nonliving) are called a(n) ?
    • A. 

      Population.

    • B. 

      Habitat.

    • C. 

      Ecosystem.

    • D. 

      Biome.

  • 10. 
    Which of these indicates the non-living portion of the environment?
    • A. 

      Biotic

    • B. 

      Biological

    • C. 

      Abiotic

    • D. 

      Dead

  • 11. 
    All of the populations in a given area constitute a(n)?          
    • A. 

      Population cline.

    • B. 

      Community.

    • C. 

      Species.

    • D. 

      Ecosystem.

  • 12. 
    Six species of rodents are found in a tropical forest, they most likely?
    • A. 

      Occupy the same niche.

    • B. 

      Eat different foods and occupy different areas

    • C. 

      Spend most of their time fighting each other.

    • D. 

      Hide from each other whenever they meet.

  • 13. 
    If two species in a community occupy the same niche, and resources are scarce, one will be lost due to?              
    • A. 

      Resource partitioning.

    • B. 

      Competitive exclusion.

    • C. 

      Predation

    • D. 

      Succession.

  • 14. 
    A spider lives on a azalea bush that provides a good hunting ground and shelters the spider from bad weather. The azalea bush gains nothing from the spider.  This is an example of:    
    • A. 

      Competition.

    • B. 

      Mutualism.

    • C. 

      Parasitism.

    • D. 

      Commensalism.

  • 15. 
    A lichen is actually composed of two organisms--a fungus and an alga. They depend on each other for survival. The most specific term that describes their relationship is ________.
    • A. 

      Parasitism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Commensalism

    • D. 

      symbiosis

  • 16. 
    If two species in a community occupy the same niche, and resources are scarce, one will be lost due to?              
    • A. 

      Resource partitioning.

    • B. 

      Competitive exclusion.

    • C. 

      Predation

    • D. 

      Succession.

  • 17. 
    What is the physical place where an organism lives called?
    • A. 

      Population.

    • B. 

      Community.

    • C. 

      habitat.

    • D. 

      Environment.

  • 18. 
    Which organisms belong to the same food chain?
    • A. 

      Clover, mouse, rabbit, owl

    • B. 

      Wheat, grasshopper, hawk

    • C. 

      Clover, dandelion, caterpillar, frog

    • D. 

      Wheat, mouse, snake, owl

  • 19. 
    SUN -> STRANGLER -> FIG -> CATERPILLAR -> LIZARD -> HARPY EAGLE What would happen if pesticides drastically reduced the number of caterpillars in this food chain?
    • A. 

      The strangler fig population would be unaffected; the lizard population would increase.

    • B. 

      The lizard population would remain the same; the strangler fig population would decrease.

    • C. 

      The strangler fig population would increase; the lizard population would decrease.

    • D. 

      The lizard population would adapt to eating the strangler fig.

  • 20. 
    In 1989, a tanker carrying oil struck a reef and spilled 11 million gallons of oil in an Alaskan bay. The oil not only spilled into the harbor, but also washed up on the shore line. The spill killed millions of fish, birds that lived on the shore, sea otters, porpoises, seal lions and many whales. Every form of life in the area was affected. Scientists have carefully studied the area and its species since the initial spill to determine both short-term and long-term effects. Which of the following was affected the least by this catastrophic event?
    • A. 

      Plants along the shoreline

    • B. 

      Fisherman in the area

    • C. 

      Crustaceans that lived on the bottom of the bay

    • D. 

      Sea birds that migrate

  • 21. 
    Study the diagram shown above. Which of the following is NOT a way that mice transfer energy in this system?
    • A. 

      Mice use energy from sunlight to make food.

    • B. 

      Mice use energy stored in grass.

    • C. 

      Dead mice are an energy source for decomposers.

    • D. 

      Mice supply energy to owls.

  • 22. 
    A non-native plant is introduced into a diverse, mature ecosystem in equilibrium. Assuming that the non-native plant has no natural enemies and that it thrives in the ecosystem, how will it affect the community?
    • A. 

      The native species will become more like the new plant.

    • B. 

      The number of native species will decrease.

    • C. 

      The number of native species will not be affected at all.

    • D. 

      The native species will all become extinct.

  • 23. 
    What characteristic about parasitism and predation is similar?
    • A. 

      In both cases, both organisms in the interaction are destroyed.

    • B. 

      In both cases, both organisms in the interaction benefit.

    • C. 

      Neither organism is harmed in the interactions.

    • D. 

      In both cases one organism benefits and the other is harmed.

  • 24. 
    Occasional disturbances from natural forces such as fire are good for many ecosystems. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Consumers are always heterotrophic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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