Ecology Principles Trivia Quiz: How Much You Know?

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Ecology Principles Trivia Quiz: How Much You Know?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which relationship is illustrated by a tapeworm living in the intestine of a human?
    • A. 

      Commensalism

    • B. 

      Predator--prey

    • C. 

      Mutualisms

    • D. 

      Parasitism

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      An herbivore

    • B. 

      A saprophyte

    • C. 

      An autotroph

    • D. 

      An omnivore

  • 3. 
    One biotic factors that limits the carrying capacity of any habitat is
    • A. 

      The availability of water

    • B. 

      Level of atmospheric oxygen

    • C. 

      Activity of decomposers

    • D. 

      Amount of soil erosion

  • 4. 
    Which is an abiotic factor that would affect the ability of a species of tree to survive in a particular habitat?
    • A. 

      Availability of minerals in the soil

    • B. 

      Type and number of tree parasites

    • C. 

      Climax vegetation of the area

    • D. 

      Type and number of herbivores present

  • 5. 
    For a producer to maintain itself, which factor must be present in its environment?
    • A. 

      Carnivores

    • B. 

      Herbivores

    • C. 

      Sunlight

    • D. 

      Parasites

  • 6. 
    The removal of nearly all the predators from an ecosystem would most likely result in
    • A. 

      An increase in the number of carnivore species

    • B. 

      A decrease in new predators migrating into the ecosystem

    • C. 

      A decrease in the size of decomposers

    • D. 

      An increase in the number of herbivores

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Altered ecosystems regain stability through the evolution of new plant species

    • B. 

      Destroyed environments can recover as a result of the process of ecological succession

    • C. 

      Geographic barriers prevent the migration of animals to island habitats

    • D. 

      Destroyed ecosystems always return to their original state

  • 8. 
    Organisms that eat cows obtain less energy from the cows than the cows obtain from the plants they eat because of the cows.
    • A. 

      Pass on most of the energy to their offspring

    • B. 

      Convert solar energy to food

    • C. 

      Store all their energy in milk

    • D. 

      Use energy for their own metabolism

  • 9. 
    Two closely related species of birds live in the same tree. Species A feeds on ants and termites, while Species B feeds on caterpillars.  The two species coexist successfully because
    • A. 

      Each occupies a different niche

    • B. 

      They interbreed

    • C. 

      They use different methods of reproduction

    • D. 

      They live in different habitats

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      They act as limiting factors

    • B. 

      They are used as nutrients

    • C. 

      They recycle the residue of dead organisms

    • D. 

      They control the environmental temperature

  • 11. 
    Which human activity will most likely have a negative impact on global stability?
    • A. 

      Decreasing water pollution levels

    • B. 

      Increasing recycling programs

    • C. 

      Decreasing habitat destruction

    • D. 

      Increasing world population growth