Desert Ecosystem Quiz

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Desert Ecosystem Quiz

An ecosystem is an environment in which we have both the living and non-living organisms all living together. The desert ecosystem quiz below takes us on a knowledge journey into the desert environment. Enjoy while at it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the 3rd level of the food chain?
    • A. 

      Decomposers/Scavengers

    • B. 

      Herbivores

    • C. 

      Carnivores/Omnivores

    • D. 

      Producers/Plants

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a part of the Sahara Desert's herbivores?
    • A. 

      Giraffe

    • B. 

      Zebra

    • C. 

      Woodchuck

    • D. 

      Lizards

    • E. 

      Deer

  • 3. 
    Deserts are in all of these locations EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      North Africa

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 4. 
    The Death Valley National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park are protected under the:
    • A. 

      Save the Deserts Act

    • B. 

      National Park Organization

    • C. 

      California Protection Act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Sahara Desert receives over 5 inches of rainfall per year
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which river runs through the Sahara Desert?
    • A. 

      The Desert River

    • B. 

      The Sahara Desert River

    • C. 

      The Nile River

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The symbiotic relationship between bees and cacti is an example of...
    • A. 

      Parasitism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Commenalism

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Parasitism is a relationship in which...
    • A. 

      Both organisms benefit.

    • B. 

      One organism benefits, while the other is harmed.

    • C. 

      One organism benefits, while the other is not affected by the relationship.

    • D. 

      No organisms benefit.

  • 9. 
    Deserts occupy 20-35% of the Earth's land surface
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The soil in the Sahara Desert is mostly...
    • A. 

      Moist

    • B. 

      Sandy

    • C. 

      Fertile

    • D. 

      Rocky

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a decomposer in the desert?
    • A. 

      Fungi

    • B. 

      Grasshoppers

    • C. 

      Worms

    • D. 

      Beetles

  • 12. 
    Off-roading is beneficial to the desert. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Humans do NOT help the desert by:
    • A. 

      Outplanting

    • B. 

      Seeding

    • C. 

      Manipulating soils

    • D. 

      Building roads

  • 14. 
    What type of organism consumes only producers and doesn't eat meat?
    • A. 

      Producers

    • B. 

      Herbivores

    • C. 

      Carnivores

    • D. 

      Omnivores

  • 15. 
    The Sahara Desert is located in:
    • A. 

      The US

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 16. 
    Deserts can only be HOT.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Mutualism is a symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Some species in the desert are going extinct as a result of negative human actions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It is sunny 100% of the time in the Sahara Desert
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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