A Quiz On Pond Ecosystem! Trivia

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A Quiz On Pond Ecosystem! Trivia

The pond ecosystem is essentially a freshwater system where organisms within it help each other survive. Plants offer shelter and also food for some of the organisms. How well do you understand the system and its organisms? This quiz will help you find out. Be sure to give it a shot and all the best as you earn some more facts about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Using the following food web, which of the following would be considered a producer?
    • A. 

      Grass

    • B. 

      Sun moth

    • C. 

      Beetles

    • D. 

      Ants

  • 2. 
    Using the following food web, which of the following species would be most vulnerable if one of its prey's population dramatically decreased?
    • A. 

      Beetles

    • B. 

      Bandicot

    • C. 

      Southern bell frog

    • D. 

      Snake

    • E. 

      Birds

  • 3. 
    Which of the following would be considered a decomposer?
    • A. 

      Algae

    • B. 

      Turtles

    • C. 

      Worms

    • D. 

      Snakes

  • 4. 
    High biodiversity within a pond ecosystem creates stability during times of stress or drought.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 5. 
    Examine the following data taken from a Rhino Ridge Pond: Is the pH level average within an Iowa's optional pH range?
    • A. 

      No, the pH average is too high

    • B. 

      No, the pH average is too low

    • C. 

      Yes, the pH is between 7 and 8

  • 6. 
    Examine the pond data below: Is the oxygen level within a pond's optimal range?
    • A. 

      No, the oxygen levels are too low

    • B. 

      No, the oxygen levels are too high

    • C. 

      Yes, the oxygen levels are within the optimal range for Iowa ponds

  • 7. 
    Using the table below of pond data, is the following hypothesis a TESTABLE HYPOTHESIS using this data? "Since the temperature of the water has a direct influence on the water's oxygen levels, then a higher temperature would lead to a lower oxygen level."
    • A. 

      No, the hypothesis is not written in an "If Then" format

    • B. 

      No, the data table does not provide any data to test this hypothesis

    • C. 

      No, no relationship exists between oxygen and temperature

    • D. 

      Yes, data is provided to test to see if this hypothesis is true or not

    • E. 

      Yes, the data table does provide data to test this hypothesis but more data is needed to disprove or give credibility to this hypothesis

  • 8. 
    What influence does algae have on pond water?
    • A. 

      Lower oxygen levels

    • B. 

      Possible cause of higher trophic level species' deaths

    • C. 

      Water pollution

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    If the following numbers of macroinvertebrates were collected from a sample from a pond, what conclusion would you make? Pouch Snail: 17 Flatworm: 2 Leech: 6 Scavenger Beetle:9 Water boatman: 5 Dragonfly: 4 Orb Snail: 0 Mayfly: 0  
    • A. 

      The pondwater has a low level of pollution due to the high numbers of pollution tolerant species

    • B. 

      The pond water has a high level of pollution due to the low numbers of pollution intolerant macroinvertebrates

    • C. 

      The pond water is somewhat polluted as both pollution tolerant AND pollution intolerant species exist

  • 10. 
    High amounts of phosphates in pond water as a result of fertilizer runoff could lead to algae growth, oxygen depletion, and therefore, fish kills.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

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