Introduction To Marine Biology Exam

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Introduction To Marine Biology Exam

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of the following are basic examples of abiotic factors except
    • A. 

      Salinity

    • B. 

      Predation

    • C. 

      Substrate

    • D. 

      Temperature

    • E. 

      Light

  • 2. 
    The type of relationship in which one partner benefits and other is not harmed or helped is 
    • A. 

      Symbiosis

    • B. 

      Commensalism

    • C. 

      Parasitism

    • D. 

      Mutualism

  • 3. 
    The intertidal zone is the area:
    • A. 

      Between low and high tide

    • B. 

      Beyond the continental shelf

    • C. 

      Between the subtidal zone and the continental shelf

    • D. 

      Where plagic organisms live

    • E. 

      Above the highest tide

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best describes an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      All living organisms in one area

    • B. 

      The physical environment in an area

    • C. 

      All the living organisms in an area and the abiotic factors

  • 5. 
    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS AN ORGANIC SUBSTANCE ?
    • A. 

      H20

    • B. 

      C2H12O6

    • C. 

      CO2

    • D. 

      O2

  • 6. 
    A GREAT WHITE SHARK WOULD BE PART OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MARINE LIFESTYLES ?
    • A. 

      PLANKTON

    • B. 

      EPIFAUNA

    • C. 

      BOTHOS

    • D. 

      NEXTON

  • 7. 
    A SEA ANEMONE WOULD BE PART OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING MARINE LIFESTYLES ?
    • A. 

      PLANKTON

    • B. 

      BENTHOS

    • C. 

      NEKTON

  • 8. 
    ORGANISMS THAT CANNOT PRODUCE THEIR OWN FOOD AND MUST OBTAIN ENERGY BY EATING ORGANIC MATTER THAT ALREADY EXIST ARE CALLED
    • A. 

      Producers

    • B. 

      Nekton

    • C. 

      Decomposers

    • D. 

      Consumers

  • 9. 
    The breaking down of organic matter (food)releasing the energy it contains for use by the organism is
    • A. 

      Primary production

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Chemosynthesis

    • D. 

      Cellular respiration

  • 10. 
    The place where an organism lives
    • A. 

      Ecosystem

    • B. 

      Niche

    • C. 

      Community

  • 11. 
    Marine organisms that live in or on the bottom are called?
    • A. 

      Nekton

    • B. 

      Plankton

    • C. 

      Benthos

    • D. 

      Endotherms

  • 12. 
    Which of the following would not be a niche ?
    • A. 

      Coral reef

    • B. 

      Predator

    • C. 

      Cleaning fish

  • 13. 
    Animal that live within the sediment of the sea bottom are
    • A. 

      Aphotic

    • B. 

      Infauna

    • C. 

      Epifauna

    • D. 

      Nekton

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a micromolecule?
    • A. 

      Protein

    • B. 

      Nutrient

    • C. 

      Lipid

    • D. 

      Carbohydrate

  • 15. 
    The zone in the ocean where there is some light but not enough for photosynthesis
    • A. 

      Twilight zone

    • B. 

      Aphotic zone

    • C. 

      Abyssal zone

    • D. 

      Photic zone

  • 16. 
    Tiny photosynthetic members of the plankton are called 
    • A. 

      Zooplankton

    • B. 

      Phtoplankton

    • C. 

      Nekton

    • D. 

      Meroplankton

  • 17. 
    Larvae would be which type of zooplankton?
    • A. 

      Meroplankton

    • B. 

      Holoplankton

    • C. 

      Phytoplankton

  • 18. 
    All the chemical reactions that take place in an organism is called
    • A. 

      Metabolism

    • B. 

      Cellular respiration

    • C. 

      Chemosynthesis

  • 19. 
    The zone in the ocean where there is plenty of light for photosynthesis
    • A. 

      Twilight zone

    • B. 

      Aphotic zone

    • C. 

      Abyssal zone

    • D. 

      Photic zone

  • 20. 
    Benthic animals crawl about on the sea bottom or sit firmly attatched to it are called
    • A. 

      Sessile

    • B. 

      Epifauna

    • C. 

      Infauna

    • D. 

      Plankton

  • 21. 
    Plankton in the ocean would be found in which zone ?
    • A. 

      Pelagic

    • B. 

      Abyssal

    • C. 

      Bathyal

  • 22. 
    Would of the following would not generally be a reason for symbiosis ?
    • A. 

      Protection

    • B. 

      Reproduction

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Food

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