Ecology Quiz: Test Your Basic Knowledge!

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Ecology Quiz: Test Your Basic Knowledge!

Do you have a basic knowledge of ecology? Living things are mainly made up of animals and plants, and they exist interdependently. They need each other to support life as we know it. How much do you know the food chain and web? Do you know which organisms are at the lowest and top positions in a food chain? Do take up this quiz and polish up your understanding of both.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An ecosystem consists of.....
    • A. 

      All the animals living in one area

    • B. 

      All the living and non-living things interacting in a given area

    • C. 

      All the living things living and depending on each other in a given area

    • D. 

      All the creatures in a particular food web

  • 2. 
    A food chain is.....
    • A. 

      A single linear list of creatures that eat each other, from eaten to eaters

    • B. 

      A list of all the creatures that interact and depend on each other

    • C. 

      A chain of living organisms that support each other

  • 3. 
    A food web is.....
    • A. 

      A single linear list of creatures that eat each other, from eaten to eaters

    • B. 

      A list of all the creatures that interact and depend on each other

    • C. 

      A chain of living organisms that support each other

  • 4. 
    The bottom creature on a food chain is always a....
    • A. 

      Herbivore

    • B. 

      Plant eater

    • C. 

      Producer or plant

    • D. 

      Carnivore

  • 5. 
    Trophic level means...
    • A. 

      Predator type

    • B. 

      Carnivores

    • C. 

      Plane of existence

    • D. 

      Food or feeding level

  • 6. 
    The second trophic level is called....
    • A. 

      Herbivores

    • B. 

      Primary Consumers

    • C. 

      Carnivores

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 7. 
    Secondary consumers are...
    • A. 

      The first level of a food chain

    • B. 

      The second level of a food chain

    • C. 

      The third level of a food chain

    • D. 

      The fourth level of a food chain

  • 8. 
    Which type of Trophic Level Pyramid is NEVER inverted?
    • A. 

      Pyramid of Biomass

    • B. 

      Pyramid of Energy

    • C. 

      Pyramid of Numbers

    • D. 

      Pyramid of Trophic Levels

  • 9. 
    When any organism is consumed, approximately what percentage of its energy is used up by the eater rather than stored in the eater's tissues.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      90%

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