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  • 1. 

    Name 4 things prey do to protect themselves?

  • 2. 

    Name 4 things prey do to protect themseles:

    Explanation
    Prey use camouflage to blend in with their surroundings, making it difficult for predators to spot them. Playing dead or freezing is another defense mechanism where prey pretend to be dead in order to avoid attracting the attention of predators. Running is a common strategy for prey to escape from predators by using their speed and agility. Mimicry is a tactic where prey imitate the appearance or behavior of another species to confuse or deter predators.

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  • 3. 

    Bacteria are

    • A.

      Tiny

    • B.

      Good or bad

    • C.

      Found everywhere

    • D.

      Good as pets

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tiny
    B. Good or bad
    C. Found everywhere
    Explanation
    This answer correctly describes bacteria as being tiny in size, having the potential to be either good or bad, and being found everywhere. Bacteria are microscopic organisms that can be beneficial, such as those found in the human gut aiding in digestion, or harmful, causing infections and diseases. Additionally, bacteria can be found in various environments, including soil, water, and even on our skin.

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  • 4. 

    Protists

    • A.

      Live in water

    • B.

      Are small

    • C.

      Are one cell

    • D.

      Are animals

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Live in water
    B. Are small
    C. Are one cell
    D. Are animals
    Explanation
    Protists are a diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms that can be found in various aquatic environments, including freshwater and marine habitats. They are typically small in size, often microscopic, and are composed of a single cell. While some protists are animal-like in their behavior and characteristics, it is important to note that not all protists are animals. Therefore, the correct answer is that protists live in water, are small, are one cell, and can be animals.

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  • 5. 

    There are not many food chains in a food web

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In a food web, there are typically multiple food chains interconnected. A food chain represents the flow of energy and nutrients from one organism to another in a linear fashion. However, a food web consists of multiple interconnected food chains, showing the complex relationships and interactions between different organisms in an ecosystem. Therefore, the statement "There are not many food chains in a food web" is false.

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  • 6. 

    All food chains and food webs start with the Sun and end with _______

    Correct Answer
    Decomposers
    Explanation
    All food chains and food webs start with the Sun as it is the primary source of energy for all living organisms. The Sun provides energy to plants through photosynthesis, which is then consumed by herbivores, and subsequently by carnivores. However, at the end of the food chain or web, there are decomposers. Decomposers play a crucial role in breaking down dead organisms and organic matter, returning nutrients back to the soil and completing the nutrient cycle. Without decomposers, the ecosystem would be unable to sustain life as nutrients would remain locked in dead matter.

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  • 7. 

    The sun gives __________ to the plants.

    Correct Answer
    energy
    Explanation
    The sun provides energy to the plants through the process of photosynthesis. Plants use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen, which is essential for their growth and survival. Without the sun's energy, plants would not be able to produce food and perform vital functions necessary for their existence.

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  • 8. 

    In a food chain, the chipmunks and squirrels get energy from _______.

    Correct Answer
    Plants
    Explanation
    Chipmunks and squirrels are herbivores, meaning they primarily consume plants. They obtain energy by feeding on various parts of plants such as leaves, fruits, nuts, and seeds. This energy transfer occurs through the process of photosynthesis, where plants convert sunlight into chemical energy stored in the form of carbohydrates. As primary consumers in the food chain, chipmunks and squirrels rely on plants as their main source of energy.

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  • 9. 

    1. In a food chain, the decomposers get the energy from____ _______ ______.

    Correct Answer
    all living things
    Explanation
    Decomposers in a food chain obtain energy from breaking down the remains of all living things. They play a crucial role in the ecosystem by decomposing organic matter and releasing nutrients back into the environment. This energy transfer is essential for the recycling of nutrients and the continuation of the food chain. Decomposers break down dead plants and animals, including their waste products, and convert them into simpler substances that can be used by other organisms in the food chain.

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  • 10. 

    In a food chain, a hawk gets his energy from _______ and _______

    Correct Answer
    chipmunks and squirrels
    Explanation
    In a food chain, a hawk gets his energy from chipmunks and squirrels. This is because hawks are carnivorous birds that prey on small mammals like chipmunks and squirrels. They obtain their energy by consuming these animals as a food source.

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  • 11. 

    The 6 steps in the life process are

    Correct Answer
    growing, responding to surroundings (moving), obtaining energy, producing new organisms, releasing and using energy, and releasing waste.
    Explanation
    The answer provided is a repetition of the 6 steps in the life process mentioned in the question. These steps include growing, responding to surroundings (moving), obtaining energy, producing new organisms, releasing and using energy, and releasing waste.

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  • 12. 

    Does an animal have a cell wall or chlorophyll (jellyfish, human wolf, etc)

    Correct Answer
    No
    Explanation
    Animals do not have cell walls or chlorophyll. Cell walls are a characteristic feature of plant cells, providing structural support and protection. Chlorophyll is a pigment found in plant cells that enables photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy. Animals do not possess these features as they have different cellular structures and obtain energy through other means such as consuming food. Therefore, the correct answer is "No".

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  • 13. 

    Do plants have a cell wall and chorophyll?

    Correct Answer
    Yes
    Explanation
    Plants have a cell wall and chlorophyll because these are essential features that distinguish them from other organisms. The cell wall provides structural support and protection to plant cells, allowing them to maintain their shape and resist mechanical stress. Chlorophyll, on the other hand, is a pigment that enables plants to carry out photosynthesis, the process by which they convert sunlight into energy. Without chlorophyll, plants would not be able to produce their own food and survive. Therefore, the presence of both cell walls and chlorophyll is crucial for plants' growth and survival.

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  • 14. 

    Do plants make their own food?

    Correct Answer
    Yes
    Explanation
    Plants are capable of photosynthesis, a process in which they use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to produce glucose (a form of sugar) and oxygen. This glucose serves as their food source, providing them with energy for growth, reproduction, and other metabolic processes. Therefore, plants can indeed make their own food through the process of photosynthesis.

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  • 15. 

    Type question here

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 16. 

    Fungi

    • A.

      Have a cell wall

    • B.

      Have chlorophyll

    • C.

      Lives off other things

    • D.

      Include yeast, mushrooms mold and mildew

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Have a cell wall
    C. Lives off other things
    D. Include yeast, mushrooms mold and mildew
    Explanation
    Fungi are a group of organisms that have a cell wall, which provides support and protection to their cells. Unlike plants, fungi do not have chlorophyll, so they are unable to perform photosynthesis and obtain energy from the sun. Instead, fungi obtain their nutrients by living off other organic matter, such as decaying plants or animals. This characteristic makes them important decomposers in ecosystems. Fungi also include various types of organisms like yeast, mushrooms, mold, and mildew, which have different structures and functions but share the common characteristics mentioned above.

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  • 17. 

    What are limiting factors?

    Correct Answer(s)
    a component of an organisms environment that is in short supply, like a nutrient, and therefore limits the organisms ability to reproduce
    Explanation
    Limiting factors are components of an organism's environment that are scarce or in short supply, such as nutrients. These factors restrict or limit the organism's ability to reproduce. In other words, when a necessary resource is limited, it becomes a limiting factor that hinders the organism's reproductive capabilities. This can include factors like the availability of food, water, shelter, or other essential resources needed for survival and reproduction.

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  • 18. 

    Protists

    • A.

      Are not one celled organisms

    • B.

      Live in fresh water

    • C.

      Can have chlorophyll

    • D.

      May not have chlorophyll

    • E.

      Include amoeba, paramecium. euglena

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Live in fresh water
    C. Can have chlorophyll
    D. May not have chlorophyll
    E. Include amoeba, paramecium. euglena
    Explanation
    Protists are a diverse group of organisms that can have different characteristics. They can live in fresh water environments and may or may not have chlorophyll. This means that some protists are capable of photosynthesis, while others are not. Examples of protists include amoeba, paramecium, and euglena.

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  • 19. 

    Monerans

    • A.

      Are not bacteria

    • B.

      Are very tiny

    • C.

      Live everywhere

    • D.

      Can be good or bad

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Are very tiny
    C. Live everywhere
    D. Can be good or bad
    Explanation
    Monerans are very tiny organisms that can be found everywhere. They can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the specific species. This answer accurately describes the characteristics of Monerans without directly stating "The correct answer is."

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  • 20. 

    What do prey do to escape death from a predator?

    • A.

      Scream

    • B.

      Camoflouge

    • C.

      Play dead/freeze

    • D.

      Run

    • E.

      Mimicry

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Camoflouge
    C. Play dead/freeze
    D. Run
    E. Mimicry
    Explanation
    Prey use various tactics to escape death from a predator. Camouflage allows them to blend into their surroundings, making it difficult for predators to spot them. Playing dead or freezing can trick predators into thinking the prey is already dead or not worth pursuing. Running helps prey to outrun predators and increase their chances of survival. Mimicry involves imitating another organism or object to confuse predators and avoid being targeted. These strategies enable prey to increase their chances of survival and escape from potential predators.

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  • 21. 

    What are the 5 basic kingdoms of life?

    Correct Answer(s)
    animals, plants, fungi, protists, bacteria and algae
    Explanation
    The 5 basic kingdoms of life are animals, plants, fungi, protists, and bacteria. Algae is a type of protist, so it is not considered a separate kingdom. These kingdoms are used to categorize and classify living organisms based on their characteristics and evolutionary relationships. Animals are multicellular organisms that are heterotrophic, meaning they obtain their energy from consuming other organisms. Plants are multicellular organisms that are autotrophic, meaning they produce their own food through photosynthesis. Fungi are multicellular or unicellular organisms that obtain nutrients by decomposing organic matter. Protists are mostly unicellular organisms that can be autotrophic or heterotrophic. Bacteria are unicellular organisms that can be found in various environments and have diverse metabolic capabilities.

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  • 22. 

    What 6 things comprise of life?

    Correct Answer(s)
    growth, responding to surroundings, obtaining energy, producing new organisms, releasing and using energy, releasing waste
    Explanation
    Life can be defined by six essential characteristics: growth, responding to surroundings, obtaining energy, producing new organisms, releasing and using energy, and releasing waste. These characteristics are fundamental to all living organisms and are necessary for their survival and continuation. Growth refers to the increase in size or development of an organism over time. Responding to surroundings involves the ability to sense and react to changes in the environment. Obtaining energy is crucial for sustaining life processes, and it can be acquired through various means such as consuming food or photosynthesis. Producing new organisms ensures the continuation of a species through reproduction. Releasing and using energy is necessary for carrying out various activities and biochemical reactions within the organism. Finally, releasing waste is the process of eliminating byproducts or excess substances from the organism's body.

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  • 23. 

    What does balance of nature mean?

    Correct Answer(s)
    all life is part of a complicated food chains that make up a large food web. The relationships and behaviors of organisms including predator and prey, limiting factors, and self preservation are constantly changing in a life cycle of constantly increasing or decreasing populations.
    Explanation
    The balance of nature refers to the interconnectedness and interdependence of all living organisms in an ecosystem. It involves the complex relationships and interactions within food chains and food webs, where organisms act as both predators and prey. These relationships are influenced by limiting factors and the instinct of self-preservation. The balance of nature is dynamic and constantly changing as populations of different species increase or decrease over time.

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  • 24. 

    Why do some organisms live and some die?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Organisms that change and adapt to their environment are less likely to become extinct than organisms that do not.
    Explanation
    Organisms that are able to change and adapt to their environment have a better chance of survival compared to those that do not. This is because environmental conditions are constantly changing, and organisms need to be able to adjust in order to survive. By adapting, organisms can acquire new traits or behaviors that allow them to better compete for resources, avoid predators, or withstand harsh conditions. On the other hand, organisms that do not adapt are more likely to become extinct as they are unable to cope with the changing environment and may not be able to meet their basic survival needs.

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  • 25. 

    Sparrow

    • A.

      Producer

    • B.

      Primary consumer

    • C.

      Secondary consumer

    • D.

      Herbivore

    • E.

      Carnivore

    • F.

      Omnivore

    • G.

      Predator

    • H.

      Prey

    • I.

      Decomposer

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Secondary consumer
    F. Omnivore
    G. Predator
    H. Prey
    Explanation
    The word "sparrow" can be classified as a secondary consumer because it feeds on other organisms, such as insects and seeds, which makes it a predator and prey. Additionally, sparrows are considered omnivores because they consume both plant material (herbivorous behavior) and other animals (carnivorous behavior). Therefore, the correct answer includes all these classifications: secondary consumer, omnivore, predator, and prey.

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  • 26. 

    Worm

    • A.

      Producer

    • B.

      Primary consumer

    • C.

      Secondary consumer

    • D.

      Herbivore

    • E.

      Carnivore

    • F.

      Omnivore

    • G.

      Predator

    • H.

      Prey

    • I.

      Decomposer

    Correct Answer(s)
    H. Prey
    I. Decomposer
    Explanation
    The term "prey" refers to an animal that is hunted and killed by another animal for food. In the context of the given options, a worm can be considered as prey because it is often hunted and consumed by other animals. On the other hand, a "decomposer" is an organism that breaks down dead organic matter, such as dead plants and animals, into simpler substances. This process is essential for recycling nutrients back into the ecosystem.

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  • 27. 

    Raccoon

    • A.

      Producer

    • B.

      Primary consumer

    • C.

      Secondary consumer

    • D.

      Herbivore

    • E.

      Carnivore

    • F.

      Omnivore

    • G.

      Predator

    • H.

      Prey

    • I.

      Decomposer

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Secondary consumer
    F. Omnivore
    G. Predator
    H. Prey
    Explanation
    The given answer includes four different terms: secondary consumer, omnivore, predator, and prey. These terms all relate to different roles and behaviors within a food chain or ecosystem. A secondary consumer is an organism that feeds on primary consumers, which are herbivores. An omnivore is an organism that eats both plants and animals. A predator is an organism that hunts and kills other organisms for food, while prey refers to the organism that is hunted and killed by a predator. Therefore, the correct answer encompasses different aspects of the feeding relationships and behaviors within an ecosystem.

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  • 28. 

    Toad

    • A.

      Producer

    • B.

      Primary consumer

    • C.

      Secondary consumer

    • D.

      Herbivore

    • E.

      Carnivore

    • F.

      Omnivore

    • G.

      Predator

    • H.

      Prey

    • I.

      Decomposer

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Secondary consumer
    E. Carnivore
    G. Predator
    H. Prey
    Explanation
    The given answer includes the terms "secondary consumer," "carnivore," "predator," and "prey." A secondary consumer is an organism that feeds on primary consumers, which are herbivores. Carnivores are animals that primarily consume meat. Predators are organisms that hunt and kill other organisms for food, while prey refers to the organisms that are hunted and killed by predators. Therefore, the terms "secondary consumer," "carnivore," "predator," and "prey" are all related to the concept of an organism consuming other organisms for sustenance.

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  • 29. 

    Mouse

    • A.

      Producer

    • B.

      Primary consumer

    • C.

      Secondary consumer

    • D.

      Herbivore

    • E.

      Carnivore

    • F.

      Omnivore

    • G.

      Predator

    • H.

      Prey

    • I.

      Decomposer

    Correct Answer
    B. Primary consumer
    Explanation
    A primary consumer is an organism that feeds directly on plants or other producers. In a food chain, they occupy the second trophic level, just above the producers. They are herbivores that obtain their energy by consuming plants or algae. Since the term "mouse" does not specify the type of mouse, it could be assumed that mice are generally herbivores and therefore, they would be classified as primary consumers.

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