A Trivia Quiz About Ecology

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A Trivia Quiz About Ecology

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  • 1. 
    In what order do a hawk, grass, and rabbit form a food chain in a meadow?
    • A. 

      Hawk --> grass --> rabbit

    • B. 

      Grass --> hawk --> rabbit

    • C. 

      Rabbit --> grass --> hawk

    • D. 

      Grass --> rabbit --> hawk

  • 2. 
    Which of the following lists only consumers?
    • A. 

      Hawks, lizards, chipmunks

    • B. 

      Shrub, squirrels, rabbits

    • C. 

      Grass, chipmunks, eagles

    • D. 

      Mice, squirrels, grass

  • 3. 
    All of the below are predators except?
    • A. 

      Lions

    • B. 

      Bears

    • C. 

      Tigers

    • D. 

      Plants

  • 4. 
    _____ are organisms that break down dead organic matter and return the nutrients to the soil.
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Carnivores

    • C. 

      Decomposers

    • D. 

      Producers

  • 5. 
    Plants make sugar and ______ during photosynthesis.
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • D. 

      Phosphorus

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Something in an ecosystem that is non-living

    • B. 

      Something in an ecosystem that is living

    • C. 

      Dunno

  • 7. 
    ABIOTIC factors are living things in an ecosystem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Check all CORRECT choices.
    • A. 

      ABIOTIC factors are non-living things in an ecosystem.

    • B. 

      BIOTIC factors are living things in an ecosystem.

    • C. 

      BIOTIC factors can kill ABIOTIC factors.

    • D. 

      ABIOTIC factors can eat BIOTIC factors.

    • E. 

      BIOTIC factors can eat ABIOTIC factors.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Ecosystems contain only biotic factors while communities contain only abiotic factors

    • B. 

      Ecosystems contain only abiotic factors while communities contain only biotic factors

    • C. 

      Ecosystems contain both biotic & abiotic factors while communities contain only abiotic factors

    • D. 

      Ecosystems contain both biotic & abiotic factors while communities contain only biotic factors

    • E. 

      Ecosystems contain only abiotic factors while communities contain both biotic and abiotic factors

  • 10. 
    Place a check in the box beside each autotroph:
    • A. 

      Elm Tree

    • B. 

      Algae

    • C. 

      Fungus (mushroom)

    • D. 

      Lettuce

    • E. 

      Snail

    • F. 

      Squirrel

  • 11. 
    Examine the following food chain:Algae --> Small Minnow --> Makeral --> TunaIf 235.681 Joules of energy is available in the Tuna trophic level, how much energy was availalable at the small minnow trophic level?
  • 12. 
    Which of the following best describes the term "ecology"?
    • A. 

      The study of the interactions that occur between organisms and their environment

    • B. 

      The study of the interactions that occur between abiotic factors within an ecosystem

    • C. 

      The study of the interactions that occur between biotic factors within an ecosystem

    • D. 

      The study of the interactions that occur between atoms and molecules

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a group of individuals belonging to one species?
    • A. 

      Organism

    • B. 

      Ecosystem

    • C. 

      Community

    • D. 

      Population

  • 14. 
    Which of the following includes interactions between communities and their physical environments?
    • A. 

      Ecosystem

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Communicty

    • D. 

      Organism

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are considered to be abitotic factors within an ecosystem?(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      PH

    • D. 

      Grass

    • E. 

      Sunlight

    • F. 

      Herbivoires

    • G. 

      Oxygen Concentration

    • H. 

      Bacteria

  • 16. 
    In addition to the word producer, what is the name given to organisms that can create their own food?
  • 17. 
  • 18. 
    Which of the following organisms are photosynthetic -- are able to create their own food?(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Trees

    • B. 

      Fungus

    • C. 

      Algae

    • D. 

      Cyanobacteria

    • E. 

      Green lizards

    • F. 

      Mice

  • 19. 
    During the process of photosynthesis, what gas is created by the plants and released back into our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Sulfur dioxide

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 20. 
    Which of the following terms refers to organisms that must consume other organisms in order to obtain their food energy?
    • A. 

      Heterotrophs

    • B. 

      Autotrophs

    • C. 

      Producers

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis

  • 21. 
    An organisms who's diet consists of both meat and plant material is referred to as a(n)?
    • A. 

      Producer

    • B. 

      Consumer

    • C. 

      Herbivore

    • D. 

      Carnivore

    • E. 

      Omnivore

  • 22. 
    Organisms that help break down dead plants and animals and return nutrients back into the ecosystem are referred to as ___________ ?
  • 23. 
    Examine the Following Energy Pyramid.Which organism is found in the third tropic level?
    • A. 

      Frog

    • B. 

      Hawk

    • C. 

      Snake

    • D. 

      Cricket

    • E. 

      Grass

  • 24. 
    Examine the Following Energy Pyramid.Which organism is tertiary consumer (third consumer)?
    • A. 

      Frog

    • B. 

      Hawk

    • C. 

      Snake

    • D. 

      Cricket

    • E. 

      Grass

  • 25. 
    Examine the food web.Which organism(s) can best be classified as an "omnivore"? 
    • A. 

      Deer Mouse

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Red Squirrel

    • D. 

      Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

    • E. 

      Fiery Searcher Beetle

    • F. 

      Carpenter Ant

    • G. 

      Blue Jay

    • H. 

      Deer Tick

  • 26. 
    Examine the food web.Which organism(s) can best be classified as an "herbivore"?(Check all that apply) 
    • A. 

      Deer Mouse

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Red Squirrel

    • D. 

      Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

    • E. 

      Fiery Searcher Beetle

    • F. 

      Carpenter Ant

    • G. 

      Blue Jay

    • H. 

      Deer Tick