Trivia Quiz On Ecology Nutrient Cycles And Succession!

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Trivia Quiz On Ecology Nutrient Cycles And Succession!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a nutrient cycle, nutrients are
    • A. 

      Recycled constantly

    • B. 

      Put in long term storage occasionally in nutrient "sinks"

    • C. 

      Put in temporary storage in the bodies of organisms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Food chains are included in nutrient cycles because
    • A. 

      Only plants uptake nutrients from non-living systems.

    • B. 

      Nutrient cycles occur entirely inside food chains.

    • C. 

      Consumers get their nutrients through their food (producers or other consumers).

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 3. 
    A nutrient cycle reservoir is a place where
    • A. 

      The nutrient is stored for a long time

    • B. 

      The nutrient is stored for a short time

    • C. 

      The nutrient is stored forever

    • D. 

      Can be A or B

  • 4. 
    Eutrophication is the situation where
    • A. 

      A water body is made really nice with extra nutrients

    • B. 

      A water body is destroyed by excess nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorus

    • C. 

      A piece of land is over fertilized

    • D. 

      The atmospheric reservoir receives too much carbon and it traps more heat

  • 5. 
    The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect is a problem that occurs when
    • A. 

      A water body is destroyed by excess nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorus

    • B. 

      A piece of land is over fertilized

    • C. 

      A greenhouse plant receives too much fertilizer

    • D. 

      The atmospheric reservoir receives too much carbon and it traps more heat

  • 6. 
    The following are a part of the nitrogen cycle.
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis turns CO2 into sugar

    • B. 

      Respiration turns sugar into CO2

    • C. 

      Urine animal waste is recycled by bateria to form nitrites and nitrates.

    • D. 

      Nitrogen fixing bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen gas to oxygen to form nitrates.

    • E. 

      C and D

    • F. 

      A and B

  • 7. 
    The following are a part of the carbon cycle.
    • A. 

      Nitrogen fixing bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen gas to oxygen to form nitrates.

    • B. 

      Respiration turns sugar into CO2

    • C. 

      Eutrophication results from excess fertilizer

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis turns CO2 into sugar

    • E. 

      B and D

    • F. 

      A and C

  • 8. 
    The term "Cycle" is used in Nutrient cycles because.
    • A. 

      They have two parts like the two wheels of a "Bicycle"

    • B. 

      Their steps always form a long ring, like a snake biting its tail

    • C. 

      The nutrients always get cycled and recycled, through the many paths of the system.

  • 9. 
    Succession in ecology refers to...
    • A. 

      Who will be the next king of the food chain

    • B. 

      A series of organisms that move into an ecosystem one after the other.

    • C. 

      The first organisms into a new ecosystem.

    • D. 

      Who is able to survive successfully.

  • 10. 
    The first organisms to more into an area of new rock would probably be
    • A. 

      Trees

    • B. 

      Shrubs

    • C. 

      Grasses

    • D. 

      Lichens & Mosses

  • 11. 
    The following would be examples where Primary Succession would occur
    • A. 

      A volcanic island appears in the middle of the ocean.

    • B. 

      A forest fire destroys growing plants for several square miles.

    • C. 

      A construction crew bulldozes a path through bush and then abandons the project.

    • D. 

      A volcano erupts and flowing lava covers the entire side of the mountain.

    • E. 

      A and D

    • F. 

      B and C

  • 12. 
    The following would be examples where Secondary Succession would occur.
    • A. 

      A flood deposits a large amount of mud on top of several square miles.

    • B. 

      After a nuclear disaster at Chernobyl all humans abandon the city.

    • C. 

      A volcano dumps a 3ft thick layer of ash over an entire mountain.

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 13. 
    Primary Succession is a much faster process than Secondary Succession
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Secondary Succession can be slowed down a lot if the disturbance includes major soil erosion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Animals can speed up Primary Succession by carrying seeds and other materials into a brand new area of ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    It can take hundreds of years to replace a couple of inches of topsoil in some ecosystems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Humans never have any influence on the rates of Succession, Primary or Secondary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False