Scientific Naming / Ecosystems

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following would be the correct way to write the scientific name for a grey wolf?

    • A.

      Canis Lupus

    • B.

      Canis Lupus

    • C.

      Canis lupus

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    First word (genus) must be capitalized, second word (species) needs to be lowercase. Should be italicized or underlined to be properly written.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following could be an acceptable plant family name to use in the Plant of the Week Challenge?

    • A.

      Asteraceae

    • B.

      Composite Family

    • C.

      Aster Family

    • D.

      Aster family

    Correct Answer
    A. Asteraceae
    Explanation
    Asteraceae is an acceptable plant family name to use in the Plant of the Week Challenge. It is a widely recognized and accepted botanical name for the family that includes asters and other related plants. The other options, such as Composite Family, aster Family, and Aster family, are not the correct scientific names for the family and may cause confusion or misidentification.

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  • 3. 

    Carolus Linnaeus is famous for

    • A.

      Binomial nomenclature system of naming organisms

    • B.

      He is the father of modern taxonomy

    • C.

      Both of these

    • D.

      Neither of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of these
    Explanation
    Carolus Linnaeus is famous for both the binomial nomenclature system of naming organisms and being the father of modern taxonomy. The binomial nomenclature system, developed by Linnaeus, assigns a unique two-part name to each species, consisting of the genus and species names. This system is still widely used in biology today. Linnaeus is also considered the father of modern taxonomy because he established the hierarchical classification system that categorizes organisms based on their similarities and differences. His work laid the foundation for the field of taxonomy and greatly contributed to our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth.

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  • 4. 

    A(n) __________ is a complete living thing.

    Correct Answer
    organism
    Explanation
    An organism is a complete living thing. It is a term used to describe any individual living entity, such as plants, animals, fungi, or bacteria. Organisms have a complex structure and exhibit various characteristics of life, including growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli. They are composed of cells, which are the basic units of life, and can exist as single-celled organisms or as multicellular organisms. Organisms interact with their environment and can adapt to changes in order to survive and thrive.

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  • 5. 

    A place that provides an organism with everything that it needs to survive is considered the organism's _____.

    Correct Answer
    habitat
    Explanation
    An organism's habitat refers to the specific place or environment where it lives and obtains all the necessary resources for its survival. This includes factors such as food, water, shelter, and suitable conditions for reproduction. The habitat provides the organism with everything it needs to meet its basic needs and carry out its life processes.

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  • 6. 

    The living parts of an ecosystem are called __________factors.

    Correct Answer
    biotic
    Explanation
    The term "biotic" refers to the living components of an ecosystem, including plants, animals, and microorganisms. These living organisms play a crucial role in shaping the ecosystem through interactions such as predation, competition, and symbiosis. Biotic factors are essential for the functioning and stability of an ecosystem as they contribute to energy flow, nutrient cycling, and the overall balance of the ecosystem.

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  • 7. 

    The nonliving parts of an ecosystem are called __________factors.

    Correct Answer
    abiotic
    Explanation
    The nonliving parts of an ecosystem are referred to as abiotic factors. These factors include physical components such as temperature, sunlight, water, soil, and air quality. They play a crucial role in shaping the ecosystem and influencing the living organisms within it. Abiotic factors determine the availability of resources and create the conditions necessary for the survival and growth of organisms. They can also impact the distribution and abundance of species in an ecosystem.

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  • 8. 

    Oxygen is considered a(n) ___________ factor.

    Correct Answer
    abiotic
    Explanation
    Oxygen is considered an abiotic factor because it is a non-living component of the environment that has a significant impact on the survival and functioning of living organisms. It is essential for the process of respiration in many organisms, including humans, and plays a crucial role in various biochemical reactions. Abiotic factors are the physical and chemical components of the environment that affect living organisms but do not arise from living organisms themselves. Oxygen fits this definition as it is not produced by living organisms but is necessary for their survival.

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  • 9. 

    All the different populations of organisms that live in an area make up a ____________.

    Correct Answer
    community
    Explanation
    A community refers to all the different populations of organisms that live in a specific area. It includes various species interacting with each other and sharing resources within their habitat. This term encompasses the relationships, dynamics, and interactions among different organisms, such as plants, animals, and microorganisms, that coexist in a given ecosystem.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following are studied in ecology?

    • A.

      Biotic and abiotic factors

    • B.

      Populations and communities

    • C.

      Interactions between living and nonliving things

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Ecology is the study of the relationships and interactions between organisms and their environment. Biotic factors refer to living organisms, while abiotic factors refer to non-living components such as temperature, sunlight, and soil. Populations and communities are both studied in ecology, as they represent groups of organisms and their interactions within a specific area. Additionally, ecology focuses on the interactions between living and nonliving things, as these interactions play a crucial role in shaping ecosystems. Therefore, all of the given options - biotic and abiotic factors, populations and communities, and interactions between living and nonliving things - are studied in ecology.

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