Sect 1.1 Living Things & Their Environment

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Sect 1.1 Living Things & Their Environment - Quiz

This quiz is over Chapter 1 Section 1 Living Things and Their Environment. Within this section students explored the differences between abiotic and biotic factors that all living things interact with. In addition, students also learned about the levels of organization within ecosystems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    All the trees within a forest would be an example of

    • A.

      Organism

    • B.

      Population

    • C.

      Community

    • D.

      Ecosystem

    Correct Answer
    C. Community
    Explanation
    A community refers to a group of different populations of organisms that live in the same area and interact with each other. In this case, all the trees within a forest can be considered as a community because they are a group of different tree populations living together in the same area and interacting with each other, as well as with other organisms such as animals and microorganisms within the forest ecosystem.

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  • 2. 

    A deer prancing about is an example of a(n)

    • A.

      Organism

    • B.

      Population

    • C.

      Community

    • D.

      Ecosystem

    Correct Answer
    A. Organism
    Explanation
    An organism is an individual living being that can carry out all the basic functions of life, such as eating, growing, reproducing, and responding to its environment. In this case, a deer prancing about is a specific example of an organism because it is a single deer displaying the characteristics and behaviors of a living organism.

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  • 3. 

     A group of organisms of the same species living in a particular area at a particular time

    • A.

      Organism

    • B.

      Population

    • C.

      Community

    • D.

      Ecosystem

    Correct Answer
    B. Population
    Explanation
    A population refers to a group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific area at a specific time. It represents the total number of individuals of a particular species in a given area. This term is used to study and analyze the dynamics of a specific species within an ecosystem. It helps researchers understand factors such as population growth, distribution, and interactions with other species.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of an ecosystem in Michigan?

    • A.

      Lake

    • B.

      Desert

    • C.

      Wetland

    • D.

      Forest

    Correct Answer
    B. Desert
    Explanation
    Deserts are not an example of an ecosystem in Michigan because Michigan is not known for having desert environments. Michigan is more commonly associated with ecosystems such as lakes, wetlands, and forests, which are all abundant in the state. Deserts typically have arid climates and sparse vegetation, which is not characteristic of Michigan's climate and landscape.

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  • 5. 

    How is an ecosystem different than a community?

    • A.

      Ecosystems contain only abiotic factors in an area

    • B.

      Ecosystems contain only biotic factors in an area

    • C.

      Ecosystems contain both abiotic factors and biotic factors in an area

    Correct Answer
    C. Ecosystems contain both abiotic factors and biotic factors in an area
    Explanation
    An ecosystem is different from a community because it includes both abiotic factors (non-living components such as air, water, soil, and sunlight) and biotic factors (living organisms such as plants, animals, and microorganisms) in a specific area. A community, on the other hand, refers to a group of interacting organisms of different species living together in the same location. Therefore, the correct answer is that ecosystems contain both abiotic and biotic factors in an area.

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  • 6. 

    A freshwater lake has a muddy bottom, which is home to different types of algae and other organisms.  Many species of fish feed on the algae.  Which of the following is an abiotic factor in this ecosystem?

    • A.

      The number of species of fish

    • B.

      The temperature of the water

    • C.

      The amount of food available to the fish

    Correct Answer
    B. The temperature of the water
    Explanation
    The temperature of the water is an abiotic factor in this ecosystem because it is a non-living component that affects the living organisms in the lake. The temperature of the water can impact the growth and reproduction of the algae and other organisms, as well as the metabolic rates and behavior of the fish. It can also influence the availability of dissolved oxygen in the water, which is crucial for the survival of all organisms in the ecosystem.

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  • 7. 

    The following examples are all parts of a forest ecosystem.  The biotic factor among these examples would be….

    • A.

      Sunlight drying wet tree leaves.

    • B.

      Bacteria on a decaying log

    • C.

      Air carrying a skunk’s odor

    Correct Answer
    B. Bacteria on a decaying log
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bacteria on a decaying log." Bacteria are living organisms that play an important role in the decomposition process. In a forest ecosystem, they break down organic matter such as fallen logs, releasing nutrients back into the soil. This process is crucial for nutrient cycling and the overall health of the ecosystem. Therefore, bacteria on a decaying log are considered a biotic factor as they are living organisms that interact with the other components of the forest ecosystem.

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  • 8. 

    An environment that provides the things the organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce is called its

    • A.

      Ecosystem

    • B.

      Niche

    • C.

      Habitat

    Correct Answer
    C. Habitat
    Explanation
    A habitat refers to the specific place or physical environment where an organism lives and obtains the necessary resources for survival, growth, and reproduction. It includes factors such as climate, food availability, shelter, and other biotic and abiotic components that are essential for the organism's existence. This term focuses on the physical characteristics of the environment rather than the organism's role or interactions within it.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is NOT a basic need that must be provided by an organism’s habitat?

    • A.

      Shelter and protection

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Entertainment

    Correct Answer
    D. Entertainment
    Explanation
    Entertainment is not a basic need that must be provided by an organism's habitat. Basic needs for survival include shelter and protection, food, and water. These are essential for the physical well-being and survival of an organism. However, entertainment is not a necessity for survival but rather a form of recreation or leisure that can enhance an organism's well-being and quality of life.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following sequences goes from the simplest level to the most complex?

    • A.

      Population, ecosystem, community

    • B.

      Community, population, ecosystem

    • C.

      Community, ecosystem, population

    • D.

      Population, community, ecosystem

    Correct Answer
    D. Population, community, ecosystem
    Explanation
    The correct answer is population, community, ecosystem. This sequence starts with the simplest level, which is the population, referring to a group of individuals of the same species in a given area. Then, it progresses to the community, which includes all populations of different species that interact in a particular area. Finally, the sequence ends with the ecosystem, which encompasses all living organisms and their physical environment, including the interactions between them.

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