Ecology Principles Trivia Quiz: How Much You Know?

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Ecology Principles Trivia Quiz: How Much You Know?

How much do you know about ecology principles? Would you like to try this quiz? According to this quiz, you will need to understand what relationship is exemplified by a tapeworm residing in the intestine of a human, what a fungus is an example of, what carrying capacity is, and which negative activity will have the most negative impact on our global impact? This quiz shows you ecology principles and why they are essential. All the best.


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 fungus is an example of:
    • 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. 
    Many years ago, a volcanic eruption killed many plants and animals on an island.  Today the island looks much as it did before the eruption. Which statement is the best possibly explanation for this?
    • 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. 
    What impact do the amounts of available energy, water, and oxygen have on an ecosystem?
    • 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

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