Environments And Ecosystems

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Environments And Ecosystems

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The primary difference between microhabitats and biomes is microhabitats are -  
    • A. 

      Larger

    • B. 

      Smaller

    • C. 

      The same size

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The similarity between ALL microhabitats and biomes is 
    • A. 

      Both always have trees

    • B. 

      Both always have fish

    • C. 

      Both always have the same temperature

    • D. 

      Both always have biotic and abiotic factors

  • 3. 
    Scientists studying two ecosystems observe different varieties of organisms in the two areas.  Which of the following factors would least likely contribute to the differing varieties of organisms in these two habits?
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Soil type

    • C. 

      Water resources

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 4. 
    Which would not be considered a micro-habitat?
    • A. 

      Fish aquarium

    • B. 

      Ocean

    • C. 

      Decaying log

    • D. 

      Bee hive

  • 5. 
    Tundra are very harsh environments often with below freezing temperatures and are covered in ice and snow most of the year.  Because of these conditions there are only a few times during the year when an abundance of food is available for consumers   Such a habitat will most likely be suitable or best for organisms that –
    • A. 

      Need to consume food daily

    • B. 

      Store large quantities of water internally

    • C. 

      Hibernate or sleep for most of the year

    • D. 

      Have no fur to keep warm

  • 6. 
    Why are savannas (also known as grasslands) well suited to support large herbivores?
    • A. 

      There is little biodiversity on a savanna

    • B. 

      Grasses are abundant on a savanna

    • C. 

      Savannas are dry and hot

    • D. 

      Savannas suffer from drought

  • 7. 
    Some plants have stems that can hold water for extended periods and carry on photosynthesis, with almost no leaves.  In which type of habitat would this be important?
    • A. 

      Grassland

    • B. 

      Rain forest

    • C. 

      Swamp

    • D. 

      Desert