Lab Bio 1 - Ecology Quiz

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Lab Bio 1 - Ecology Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In what order do a hawk, grass, and rabbit form a food chain in a meadow?
    • A. 

      Hawk --> grass --> rabbit

    • B. 

      Grass --> hawk --> rabbit

    • C. 

      Rabbit --> grass --> hawk

    • D. 

      Grass --> rabbit --> hawk

  • 2. 
    Which of the following lists only consumers?
    • A. 

      Hawks, lizards, insects

    • B. 

      Shrub, squirrels, rabbits

    • C. 

      Grass, gophers, eagles

    • D. 

      Mice, squirrels, grass

  • 3. 
    _____ are organisms that break down dead plants and animals and return the nutrients to the soil. 
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Carnivores

    • C. 

      Decomposers

    • D. 

      Producers

  • 4. 
    An organisms who's diet consists of both meat and plant material is referred to as a(n)?
    • A. 

      Producer

    • B. 

      Consumer

    • C. 

      Herbivore

    • D. 

      Carnivore

    • E. 

      Omnivore

  • 5. 
    Examine the Following Energy Pyramid.Which organism is found in the third tropic level?
    • A. 

      Frog

    • B. 

      Hawk

    • C. 

      Snake

    • D. 

      Cricket

    • E. 

      Grass

  • 6. 
    Examine the food web.Which organisms at any point can be considered as autotrophs?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Algae

    • B. 

      Watercress

    • C. 

      Minnow

    • D. 

      Snapping turtle

    • E. 

      Gammarus

    • F. 

      Caddisfly

    • G. 

      Sunfish

    • H. 

      Largemouth bass

  • 7. 
    Examine the food web.Which organisms can act at any point as a secondary consumers?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Algae

    • B. 

      Watercress

    • C. 

      Minnow

    • D. 

      Snapping turtle

    • E. 

      Gammarus

    • F. 

      Caddisfly

    • G. 

      Sunfish

    • H. 

      Largemouth bass

  • 8. 
    Examine the food web. Which organisms at any point can be considered a tertiary consumer?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Algae

    • B. 

      Watercress

    • C. 

      Minnow

    • D. 

      Snapping turtle

    • E. 

      Gammarus

    • F. 

      Caddisfly

    • G. 

      Sunfish

    • H. 

      Largemouth bass

  • 9. 
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 10. 
    As energy is transferred from one trophic level to the next, approximately how much energy is lost?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      90%

    • C. 

      1%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      0%

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are ABIOTIC factors in an ecosystem?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Sunlight

    • C. 

      Algae

    • D. 

      Bacteria

    • E. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • F. 

      Grass

    • G. 

      Insects

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are BIOTIC factors in an ecosystem?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Sunlight

    • C. 

      Algae

    • D. 

      Bacteria

    • E. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • F. 

      Grass

    • G. 

      Insects

  • 13. 
    If a mongoose, a known predator of snakes, was introduced into the above ecosystem, what role would it have in the food web?
    • A. 

      The mongoose would be a producer.

    • B. 

      The mongoose would be a primary consumer.

    • C. 

      The mongoose would be a secondary consumer.

    • D. 

      The mongoose would be a tertiary consumer.

    • E. 

      The mongoose would be a quaternary consumer.

  • 14. 
    If a mongoose, a known predator of snakes, was introduced into the above ecosystem, which organism would benefit the most?
    • A. 

      The owl.

    • B. 

      The plant.

    • C. 

      The mouse.

    • D. 

      The lizard.

    • E. 

      The frog.

    • F. 

      The grasshopper.

  • 15. 
    Which statement describes an "autotroph"?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    • A. 

      An organism that can undergo photosynthesis.

    • B. 

      An organism that is also called a producer.

    • C. 

      An organism that can be found at the bottom of the food chain.

    • D. 

      An organism that must consume other organisms to obtain energy.

    • E. 

      An organism that helps decompose dead organisms.

  • 16. 
    A food chain always starts with which type of organism?
    • A. 

      Producer

    • B. 

      Decomposer

    • C. 

      Primary consumer

    • D. 

      Quaternary consumer

  • 17. 
    What is the function of the bacteria in the above food web?
    • A. 

      Decomposer

    • B. 

      Producer

    • C. 

      Primary consumer

    • D. 

      Secondary consumer

    • E. 

      Tertiary consumer

  • 18. 
    A community in which barn owls and snakes consume only mice is being observed. If the number of snakes increases, which of the following is most likely to happen first?  
    • A. 

      The mouse population will decrease.

    • B. 

      The barn owl population with increase.

    • C. 

      The barn owl population will decrease.

    • D. 

      The mouse population will remain the same.

  • 19. 
     Which of the following explains why producers are always found at the beginning of a food chain? 
    • A. 

      Consumers are eaten by a variety of producers.

    • B. 

      Producers convert light energy into chemical energy.

    • C. 

      Producers are larger than consumers.

    • D. 

      Producers are found in fewer numbers than consumers.

  • 20. 
    Examine the following food web:Which organism(s) can best be classified as an "herbivore"?
    • A. 

      Deer

    • B. 

      Deer Mouse

    • C. 

      Red Oak

    • D. 

      Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

    • E. 

      Carpenter Ant

    • F. 

      Blue Jay

    • G. 

      Deer Tick

    • H. 

      Fiery Searcher Beetle

    • I. 

      Red Squirrel

  • 21. 
    During the process of photosynthesis, plants make sugar plus which gas?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Air

  • 22. 
    Name the tiertiary consumer 
    • A. 

      Frog

    • B. 

      Hawk

    • C. 

      Snake

    • D. 

      Cricket

    • E. 

      Grass

  • 23. 
    Examine the following food web:It is determined that there is 29453 Joules of energy available in the Autotroph trophic level. What is the minimum amount of this energy that could be captured by the mountain lion? (Please only type a number... no letters or units) 
  • 24. 
    Which of the following is the best description of the term "heterotroph"? 
    • A. 

      An organism that can undergo photosynthesis.

    • B. 

      An organism that can be called a “Producer”.

    • C. 

      An organism that can be found at the bottom of a food chain.

    • D. 

      An organism that must consume other organisms to obtain their food source.

    • E. 

      An organism that helps decompose other dead organisms.

  • 25. 
    Examine the following food web:Note: Wolves do not possess the proper insulation and fur to keep them safe in the frigid cold arctic waters, therefore they tend to avoid entering the water.If 74,500 J of energy are available in the cod, what is the maximum amount of energy that could possibly transfer to the Polar Bear? 
    • A. 

      74500

    • B. 

      745000

    • C. 

      74.5

    • D. 

      745

    • E. 

      7.45

    • F. 

      0.745

    • G. 

      7450

  • 26. 
    Examine the following food chain:Which of the following term(s) applies to the mouse?(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Autotroph

    • B. 

      Heterotroph

    • C. 

      Primary Consumer

    • D. 

      Secondary Consumer

    • E. 

      Herbivore

    • F. 

      Carnivore

    • G. 

      Producer

  • 27. 
    A solution is determined to possess a pH of 8.3.This solution can be best described as:
    • A. 

      A weak base

    • B. 

      A weak acid

    • C. 

      A strong base

    • D. 

      A strong acid

    • E. 

      Neutral

  • 28. 
    Solution A has a pH of 3.Solution B has a pH of 6.How many times stronger of an acid is Solution A as compared to Solution B?
    • A. 

      1000

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      3

    • F. 

      Unable to tell based on the information given

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Eutrohphication

    • B. 

      Dissipation

    • C. 

      Hetertrophication

    • D. 

      Dissolved Oxygenation

    • E. 

      Algae Bloom

  • 30. 
    In addition to the word producer, what is the name given to organisms that can create their own food?
    • A. 

      Autotroph

    • B. 

      Heterotroph

    • C. 

      Consumer

    • D. 

      Omnivore

    • E. 

      Herbivore