Test Your Ecology Knowledge

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Ecology Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome everyone to this ecological quiz, where we’ll be dealing with the scientific branch of biology that looks at the relations of organisms to one another and their physical surroundings. What do you know about the topic? Test your ecology knowledge now to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An example of a biotic resource in a forest ecosystem is:
    • A. 

      Waterfall

    • B. 

      Tree

    • C. 

      Cliff

    • D. 

      Rock

  • 2. 
    The source of energy for almost all life on earth is:
    • A. 

      Sunlight

    • B. 

      Fungi

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Animals

  • 3. 
    An example of a consumer in a pond ecosystem is:
    • A. 

      Water lily

    • B. 

      Algae

    • C. 

      Reed

    • D. 

      Frog

  • 4. 
    Which of these food chains is in the correct order?
    • A. 

      Caterpillar, water lily, frog, snake

    • B. 

      Water lily, caterpillar, frog, snake

    • C. 

      Snake, frog, caterpillar, water lily

    • D. 

      Water lily, frog, caterpillar, snake

  • 5. 
    An example of a producer is:
    • A. 

      Fungus

    • B. 

      Caterpillar

    • C. 

      Bird

    • D. 

      Water Lily

  • 6. 
    An animal that eats only plants is a :
    • A. 

      Primary consumer

    • B. 

      Secondary consumer

    • C. 

      Teritary consumer

    • D. 

      Primiary producer

  • 7. 
    A food chain shows: 
    • A. 

      One possible pathway for energy

    • B. 

      Many possible pathways for energy

    • C. 

      The amount of energy available to a producer

    • D. 

      The amount of energy available to a consumer

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Biotic resources are more important than abiotic resources

    • B. 

      Biotic resources are limited and abiotic are unlimited.

    • C. 

      Biotic resources are living and abiotic resources are non-living

    • D. 

      Biotic resources are non-living and abiotic resources are living

  • 9. 
    Which of the following consist of only abiotic factors?
    • A. 

      Air, water, grass, wombat

    • B. 

      Air, water, sunlight, and soil

    • C. 

      Hawks, rabbits, tree, and eagles

    • D. 

      Grass, trees, bushes, and flowers

  • 10. 
    In a number pyramid, the bottom level represents:
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Producers

    • C. 

      Scavengers

    • D. 

      Decomposer

  • 11. 
    Decomposers are important to ecosystems because they:
    • A. 

      Are at the highest level of the energy pyramid

    • B. 

      Breakdown dead bodies and animals' faeces into useful nutrients.

    • C. 

      Convert light energy into sugars through photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Make nutrients available for producers to use

  • 12. 
    The place where each living thing lives is the
    • A. 

      Habitat

    • B. 

      Ecosystem

    • C. 

      Community

    • D. 

      Population

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is known as a primary consumer?
    • A. 

      Herbivore

    • B. 

      Carnivore

    • C. 

      Omnivore

    • D. 

      Prodiucer

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Starch

    • B. 

      Cytoplasm

    • C. 

      Chlorophyll

    • D. 

      Carotene

  • 15. 
    Feature that makes an organism suitable to its environment is called the
    • A. 

      Accommodation

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Adoption

    • D. 

      Metamorphosis