The Ultimate Ecology Quiz

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The Ultimate Ecology Quiz

Ecology deals with a species interaction with its immediate surroundings. It is an expansive science that combines various aspects of biology, geography, and geology. The following quiz asks some basic ecology questions that may help you in garnering an interest in the subject. Good luck with the following quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where would competition be more intense -> Between the same species (intraspecific) or between two different species (interspecific)?
    • A. 

      Intraspecific

    • B. 

      Interspecific

    • C. 

      Neither - they're both equal in intensity

    • D. 

      Prey competition - intraspecific. Predator - Interspecific.

  • 2. 
    There are 5 species of birds, all of them eat fruits, but each bird eats a fruit of different size. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      The wisdom of evolution

    • B. 

      Coevolution

    • C. 

      Resource partitioning

    • D. 

      Commensalism

    • E. 

      Mutualism

  • 3. 
    Keystone species are
    • A. 

      Species important in medicine

    • B. 

      Species that determines that shape of the community

    • C. 

      The prime predators of a population

    • D. 

      Species that were brought up in Keystone, South Dakota

  • 4. 
    When are wildfires good?
    • A. 

      Never!

    • B. 

      Only if the forest bothers humans.

    • C. 

      Only to prevent from less fire-resistant plants to emerge that can cause greater fires

    • D. 

      When there are a lot of predators in the forest

  • 5. 
    Plants grow in the best manner when silt, clay and sand are in equal distribution in the ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What are holoparasites?
    • A. 

      Microbial parasites

    • B. 

      Plants that do not undergo photosynthesis and get all their resources from other plants.

    • C. 

      Parasites that complete their life cycle by exploiting the social behavior of other species

    • D. 

      Parasites that live on the host

    • E. 

      Parasites that live in the host

  • 7. 
    Parasitoids are parasitic flatworms that always kill the host they're in
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What are the limiting reasons that a distant island will quit generating new species?
    • A. 

      Distance effect

    • B. 

      Area effect

    • C. 

      Answer A+B are correct

    • D. 

      Neither answer is correct

  • 9. 
    Eutrophication
    • A. 

      The turning of a lush biome to a tundra

    • B. 

      Strong vertical motions that carry oxygen from the utmost part of a water to the lowest part, and uplift nutrition

    • C. 

      Desertification of an area that used to be rich with nutrition

    • D. 

      General name for the procedures that leads to the enrichment of a body in water with nutrition

  • 10. 
    The benthic province including all the sediments and rocks that are found in the bottom of the ocean
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Generic drift contributes to the genetic resemblance between separated communities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The first pattern of airflow is created by
    • A. 

      The sunrays at the equator

    • B. 

      The unequal distribution of land masses that creates differences in air pressure

    • C. 

      Earth rotating on its axis and its global shape

    • D. 

      Neither

    • E. 

      All of them