Environments Pretest

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Environments Pretest

This quiz will test your knowledge on living things and ecosystems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is ecology?
    • A. 

      The study of the interactions between organisms and their environment.

    • B. 

      The study of animals and their young.

    • C. 

      The study of Mrs. Goetz' socks.

    • D. 

      The study of the Earth and the Solar System.

  • 2. 
    All living things need to reproduce.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    All living things do not need to grow throughout their lives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is the best definition for life span?
    • A. 

      Life span refers to the activities an organism does during its lifetime.

    • B. 

      Life span refers to how long an organism lives.

    • C. 

      Life span is when an organism turns 16 years old.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    A good example of an organism responding to stimuli is when your pupils respond to light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    All living things do not need food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Plants produce their own food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is the best reason that people are considered consumers?
    • A. 

      We need to buy food in order to live.

    • B. 

      Humans do not need food to live.

    • C. 

      Humans should only eat organic food to live.

    • D. 

      Humans must eat other organisms to get food.

  • 9. 
    What do cells use as a source of energy?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Milk

  • 10. 
    The biotic part of the environment is all of the organisms that live together and interact with one another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    An herbivore eats plants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A carnivore eats meat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What is the best definition for population?
    • A. 

      Different species that live and interact in an area

    • B. 

      A group of individuals of the same species that live together in the same area at the same time.

    • C. 

      A community of organisms and it abiotic environment

    • D. 

      A place where life exists

  • 14. 
    A food chain represents how the energy in food molecules flows from one organism to the next.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Deforestation is a beneficial factor on an ecosystem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Overpopulation is a harmful factor on an ecosystem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The organism that is eaten is called the prey.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The predator must grow its own food to be able to eat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A fungus is considered a decomposer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What is a scavenger?
    • A. 

      A scavenger feeds on the bodies of dead animals.

    • B. 

      A scavenger feeds on both plants and animals.

    • C. 

      A scavenger kills animals then eats them.

    • D. 

      A scavenger only eats plants.