The Nutrient Cycle Quiz: Trivia!

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What do you know about the nutrient cycle? Nutrient cycling is an essential process in an ecosystem. In the nutrient cycle, the usage of nutrients in their environment, their movement, and their recycling processes are described. Vital nutrients include carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus, and nitrogen, are necessary to be recycled for the existence of organisms. This quiz illustrates the nutrient cycle and why it is crucial to the health of an ecosystem.


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. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 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 bacteria 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. 
    What is nitrogen used for?
    • A. 

      To make rain, sleet, and snow

    • B. 

      To make proteins

    • C. 

      To make living thing

  • 9. 
    Which process makes clouds?
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Runoff

  • 10. 
    Which TWO cycles use bacteria and fungi that are decomposers that help the cycle?
    • A. 

      Water Cycle

    • B. 

      Carbon Cycle

    • C. 

      Nitrogen Cycle

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