Energy Transformations: Part 1

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Energy Transformation Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Why is water considered a polar molecule?
  • 2. 
    Temperature, light, air, water, soil, and climate are all _________________ parts of the environment.
    • A. 

      Biotic

    • B. 

      Abiotic

    • C. 

      Living

    • D. 

      Boreal

  • 3. 
    Choose the phrase that correctly finishes this statement:  "A species is..."
    • A. 

      A specific part of the abiotic environment

    • B. 

      A way of describing all the living parts of an ecosystem

    • C. 

      A group of organisms that can successfully mate with each other and reproduce

    • D. 

      Part of the natural decomposing materials in soil

  • 4. 
    What is an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      All the interacting organisms that live in an environment and the abiotic parts of the environment that affect the organisms.

    • B. 

      A person who observes and studies the interactions between the biotic and abiotic parts of the environment.

    • C. 

      The relationship among the biotic parts of the environment.

    • D. 

      The relationship between all the abiotic elements of a pond.

  • 5. 
    Large regions that have about the same temperature and amount of rain or snow are known as
    • A. 

      Ecosystems

    • B. 

      Biomes

    • C. 

      Abiotic areas

    • D. 

      Ecological reserves

  • 6. 
    The realized niche of an organism is
    • A. 

      The area a species can occupy in the face of exploitive competition

    • B. 

      The habitat of a species within a community resulting from clumping

    • C. 

      The habitat that exists in nature as opposed to the ideal

    • D. 

      The life pattern that the organism actually assumes

  • 7. 
    Water covers 30% of the Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    __________________ is the evaporation of water from small holes on the leaves of plants.
  • 9. 
    This is the attraction between molecules of the same substance.
    • A. 

      Adhesion

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Cohesion

    • D. 

      Condensation

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the four major types of organic compounds?
    • A. 

      Lipids

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Nucleic acids

    • D. 

      Amino acids

    • E. 

      Proteins

  • 11. 
    Carbon is present in the atmosphere as _______________.
  • 12. 
    Cellular respiration is the process that breaks down glucose to provide energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which macromolecule contains the greatest amount of energy?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Fats (lipids)

    • C. 

      Proteins

  • 14. 
    The way in which carbon is used and reused through the biosphere is called
    • A. 

      Energy recycling

    • B. 

      The energy pyramid

    • C. 

      The carbon cycle

    • D. 

      The biotic/abiotic cycle

  • 15. 
    The process in which liquid water changes into gas is called
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Deposition

  • 16. 
    Decomposers break down organic matter into many things.  Which of the following is not produced by decomposers?
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Nutrients

    • C. 

      Carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and phosphorous

    • D. 

      Abiotic elements

  • 17. 
    Which one of the following elements does not have a component of its cycle in air?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Phosphorus

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Carbon

  • 18. 
    Which of the following best describes the following characteristics:  water storage, clean energy, and flood prevention?
    • A. 

      Positive impact of a density-dependent limiting factor

    • B. 

      Positive impact of a hurricane

    • C. 

      Positive impact of beavers in an ecosystem

    • D. 

      Positive impacts of dams on society

  • 19. 
    A relationship in which one species consumes and the other is killed is known as 
    • A. 

      Predation

    • B. 

      Parasitism

    • C. 

      Commensalism

    • D. 

      Mutualism

  • 20. 
    Which describes a way in which phosphorus may enter into the phosphorus cycle?
    • A. 

      Earthquakes release phosphorus.

    • B. 

      Phosphorus is carried in the rain that was evaporated from lakes.

    • C. 

      Human use of fertilizers release phosphorus into the groundwater.

    • D. 

      Phosphorus is transpired.

  • 21. 
    Which statement correctly describes the electrons in a water molecule?
    • A. 

      Electrons are pulled closer to the hydrogen atoms.

    • B. 

      Electrons are pulled closer to the oxygen atom.

    • C. 

      Electrons are located inside the nucleus of the hydrogen atoms.

    • D. 

      Electrons are an equal distance between hydrogen and oxygen.

  • 22. 
    Poison dart frogs live in the rainforest. They produce a poison by eating toxic fire ants. The only known predator is a snake, Liophis epinephelus. Which of the following factors is most likely a density-independent regulator of population growth of poison dart frogs in the rainforest?
    • A. 

      Clear cutting the rainforest

    • B. 

      Limited food source

    • C. 

      Susceptibility to disease

    • D. 

      Increase in population of Liophis epinephelus

  • 23. 
    Which type of limiting factor affects a large population more than it affects a small population?
    • A. 

      Density dependent

    • B. 

      Density independent

    • C. 

      Population dependent

    • D. 

      Population independent

  • 24. 
    Humans have used food processing to preserve the length of time that food can be eaten. Chemicals are added to the food to reduce bacterial growth, produce less toxins, and improve taste. Which best describes the advantages of food processing?
    • A. 

      Control of density-independent limiting factors

    • B. 

      Control of density-dependent limiting factors

    • C. 

      Decrease in food nutrient levels

    • D. 

      Adverse health affects

  • 25. 
    Which of the labeled structures in the image allows bacteria to exchange genetic material and thus evolve to be better pathogens?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

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