Ecological Succession Trivia Quiz!

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Ecological Succession Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Primary succession almost always begins with:
    • A. 

      Hard soil

    • B. 

      Bare rock

    • C. 

      Dry lake bottom

    • D. 

      Burned forest

  • 2. 
    If a forest fire completely destroys the plant and animal life in a forest, what kind of succession will eventually start restoring it.
    • A. 

      Primary Succession

    • B. 

      Secondary Succession

  • 3. 
    The first species to inhabit a barren environment are:
    • A. 

      Pioneer species

    • B. 

      Community organisms

    • C. 

      Bacteria

  • 4. 
    How long does secondary succession take before it reaches a climax community?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      100 years

    • C. 

      1000 years

    • D. 

      1 million years

  • 5. 
    What is an example of a pioneer species?
    • A. 

      Protists

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      Lichen/Moss

  • 6. 
    A glacier retreating would result in what type of succession?
    • A. 

      Primary Succession

    • B. 

      Secondary Succession

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would lead to secondary succession?
    • A. 

      Glacier retreating

    • B. 

      Flood

    • C. 

      Volcanic eruption

  • 8. 
    Which type of succession takes longer?
    • A. 

      Primary Succession

    • B. 

      Secondary Succession

  • 9. 
    If no natural disasters go through a specific area over a long period of time, that area would reach a climax community. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False