A Quiz On Pond Ecosystem! Trivia

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A Quiz On Pond Ecosystem! Trivia

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