Ecology Test - Unit Eight

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 51

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Ecology Quizzes & Trivia

Take a test on Ecology. This is using information at a seventh/ eighth grade level.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Ecology?
    • A. 

      A branch of biology that deals with the interactions between organisms with their living and nonliving environments.

    • B. 

      A branch of biology dealing with the relationships between organisms and only their nonliving environments.

    • C. 

      A branch of biology dealing with the relationships between organisms and only their living environments.

    • D. 

      A community and the physical environment interacting and functioning together.

  • 2. 
    Includes all the members of a species found in a given area. (Spelling is important!)
  • 3. 
    Includes all the populations in a given area. (Spelling is important!)
  • 4. 
    A community and the physical environment interacting and functioning together. (Spelling is important!
  • 5. 
    The portion of the earth in which life exists. It is very large and includes many complex ecosystems. (Spelling is important!)
  • 6. 
    For this question select all correct answers. Their can be more than one. An ecosystem can support itself and is stable when the following requirements are met...
    • A. 

      A consumer(s) to eat producers and/ or other animals.

    • B. 

      A living organism(s) that can incorporate the energy into organic compounds

    • C. 

      A constant supply of energy (sunlight)

    • D. 

      At least one aquatic and one terrestrial biome.

    • E. 

      Recycling of materials between organisms and the environment

  • 7. 
    In a small aquarium a living plant is an example of
    • A. 

      A consumer

    • B. 

      A decomposer

    • C. 

      A producer

    • D. 

      A form of light energy.

  • 8. 
    Check the answer that includes only abiotic factors
    • A. 

      Grasses, soil, water, air, light, temperature, minerals

    • B. 

      Temperature, light, minerals, decomposers, air, soil

    • C. 

      Soil, air, water, temperature, light, minerals

    • D. 

      Water, soil, light, consumer, minerals, temperature

  • 9. 
    Determine the number and kinds of organisms that can inhabit and ecosystem. (Spelling is important!)
  • 10. 
    Select the answer that gives the correct name to the definition and a correct example(s) of the definitionAny plant that manufactures food by photosynthesis.
    • A. 

      Producer, ex: green flower, water lilly

    • B. 

      Consumer, ex: fungi

    • C. 

      Consumer, ex: anteater, buffalo, cat, dog,

    • D. 

      Producer, ex: anteater, buffalo, cat, dog

    • E. 

      Decomposer, ex: fungi, bacteria

  • 11. 
    Select the answer that gives the correct name to the definition and a correct example(s) of the definition Eat producers and/ or other animals.
    • A. 

      Producer, ex: green flower, water lilly

    • B. 

      Consumer, ex: fungi

    • C. 

      Consumer, ex: anteater, buffalo, cat, dog,

    • D. 

      Producer, ex: anteater, buffalo, cat, dog

    • E. 

      Decomposer, ex: fungi, bacteria

  • 12. 
    Select the answer that gives the correct name to the definition and a correct example(s) of the definition Break down dead organisms and make their materials available to other living things.
    • A. 

      Producer, ex: green flower, water lilly

    • B. 

      Consumer, ex: fungi

    • C. 

      Consumer, ex: anteater, buffalo, cat, dog,

    • D. 

      Producer, ex: anteater, buffalo, cat, dog

    • E. 

      Decomposer, ex: fungi, bacteria

  • 13. 
    The living things that directly or indirectly affect the ecosystem are called the ___________ factors. (Spelling is important!)
  • 14. 
    A habitat is...
    • A. 

      Feeding habits, where an organism lives in the ecosystem, its reproductive behavior, and what it contributes to its surroundings.

    • B. 

      The place in the ecosystem where and organism lives.

    • C. 

      Where an organism goes to work daily.

  • 15. 
    A niche is...
    • A. 

      The place in the ecosystem where and organism lives.

    • B. 

      Where an organism goes to work daily.

    • C. 

      Feeding habits, where an organism lives in the ecosystem, its reproductive behavior, and what it contributes to its surroundings.

  • 16. 
    Select the answer that goes from the highest latitude and altitude, to the lowest latitude and altitude.
    • A. 

      Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Tropical Rain Forest, Grassland, Desert

    • B. 

      Tundra, Tiagra, Tropical Rain Forest, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Grassland, Desert

    • C. 

      Desert, Grassland, Tropical Rain Forest, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Taiga, Tundra

  • 17. 
    Select the answer that correctly fits the biome.Tundra
    • A. 

      Little rainfall; extreme daily temperature changes. ANIMALS: Caribou, snowy owl. PLANTS: Lichens, mosses, grasses

    • B. 

      Moderate precipitation; cold winters, warm summers. ANIMALS: Snake, monkey, leopard PLANTS:Lichens, mosses, grasses

    • C. 

      Permanently frozen subsoil. ANIMALS: Caribou, snowy owl. PLANTS: Lichens, mosses, grasses

    • D. 

      Much variability in rainfall and temperature; strong prevailing winds, ANIMALS: Kangaroo rat, lizard

  • 18. 
    Select the answer that correctly fits the biome.Taiga
    • A. 

      Long, severe winters; summers with thawing subsoil. ANIMALS: Moose, black bear PLANTS: Conifers (spruce, firs, pines)

    • B. 

      Heavy rainfall; constant warmth. ANIMALS: Snake, monkey, leopard PLANTS: Grasses, cereal grains

    • C. 

      Little rainfall; extreme daily temperature changes. ANIMALS: Caribou, snowy owl. PLANTS: Lichens, mosses, grasses

    • D. 

      Permanently frozen subsoil. ANIMALS: Caribou, snowy owl. PLANTS: Lichens, mosses, grasses

  • 19. 
    Select the answer that correctly fits the biome.Temperate Deciduous Forest
    • A. 

      Long, severe winters; summers with thawing subsoil. ANIMALS: Moose, black bear PLANTS: Conifers (spruce, firs, pines)

    • B. 

      Moderate precipitation; cold winters, warm summers. ANIMALS: Snake, monkey, leopard PLANTS:Lichens, mosses, grasses

    • C. 

      Permanently frozen subsoil. ANIMALS: Caribou, snowy owl. PLANTS: Lichens, mosses, grasses

    • D. 

      Moderate precipitation; cold winters, warm summers. ANIMALS: Gray squirrel, fox, deer PLANTS: Trees that shed leaves, oak, maple, elm

  • 20. 
    Select the answer that correctly fits the biome.Tropical Rain Forest
    • A. 

      Heavy rainfall; constant warmth. ANIMALS: Snake, monkey, leopard PLANTS: Many species of broad-leaved plants, bamboo, ferns

    • B. 

      Heavy rainfall; constant warmth. ANIMALS: Snake, monkey, leopard PLANTS: Grasses, cereal grains

    • C. 

      Moderate precipitation; cold winters, warm summers. ANIMALS: Gray squirrel, fox, deer PLANTS: Trees that shed leaves, oak, maple, elm

    • D. 

      Long, severe winters; summers with thawing subsoil. ANIMALS: Moose, black bear PLANTS: Conifers (spruce, firs, pines)

  • 21. 
    Select the answer that correctly fits the biome. Grassland
    • A. 

      Much variability in rainfall and temperature; strong prevailing winds, ANIMALS: Kangaroo rat, lizard PLANTS: Grasses, cereal grains

    • B. 

      Heavy rainfall; constant warmth. ANIMALS: Snake, monkey, leopard PLANTS: Many species of broad-leaved plants, bamboo, ferns

    • C. 

      Much variability in rainfall and temperature; strong prevailing winds. ANIMALS: Pronghorn antelope, prairie dog, bison PLANTS: Grasses cereal grains

    • D. 

      Long, severe winters; summers with thawing subsoil. ANIMALS: Moose, black bear PLANTS: Conifers (spruce, firs, pines)

  • 22. 
    Select the answer that correctly fits the biome.Desert
    • A. 

      Long, severe winters; summers with thawing subsoil. ANIMALS: Moose, black bear PLANTS: Conifers (spruce, firs, pines)

    • B. 

      Little rainfall; extreme daily temperature changes. ANIMALS: Kangaroo rat, lizard PLANTS: Drought-resistant shrubs and succulent plants, cactus, mesquite

    • C. 

      Moderate precipitation; cold winters, warm summers. ANIMALS: Gray squirrel, fox, deer PLANTS: Trees that shed leaves, oak, maple, elm

    • D. 

      Much variability in rainfall and temperature; strong prevailing winds, ANIMALS: Kangaroo rat, lizard PLANTS: Grasses, cereal grains

  • 23. 
    What word matches the definition? (Spelling is important!)A large geographic area of the earth identified by a particular type of dominant plant and animal life.
  • 24. 
    Light penetrates through water to a depth no deeper than...
    • A. 

      30 in.

    • B. 

      40 meters

    • C. 

      30 meters

    • D. 

      25 in.

  • 25. 
    What is biodiversity?
    • A. 

      Diversity of species

    • B. 

      Diversity of only plants

    • C. 

      Diversity of only animals

    • D. 

      How all animals and plants are close to, or exactly, the same

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