The Ultimate Biodiversity Trivia Quiz

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The Ultimate Biodiversity Trivia Quiz

This is the ultimate biodiversity trivia quiz. The earth is made up of living and nonliving materials, and that being said, one cannot learn about the earth without knowing the composition of either the plants or people. Do you feel like you have enough knowledge to pass this quiz? Do give it a try and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are examples of abiotic factors in an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Deer

    • B. 

       tree

    • C. 

      Rock

    • D. 

      Sun

    • E. 

      1 and 2 only

    • F. 

      3 and 4 only

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is true about active transport?
    • A. 

      It requires energy

    • B. 

      It moves substances from high to low concentration.

    • C. 

      It does not require a membrane protein

    • D. 

      All of the above are true.

  • 3. 
    Identify the product(s) in the following chemical reaction:2 H2 + O2 ---> 2 H2O
    • A. 

      2 H2 + O2

    • B. 

      2 H2O

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are found in both plant and animal cells?
    • A. 

      Chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell wall

    • B. 

      Nucleus, cell wall, cytoplasm

    • C. 

      Nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm

    • D. 

      Chloroplasts, nucleus, mitochondrion

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true about prokaryotes?
    • A. 

      They have a nucleus

    • B. 

      They do not have membrane - bound organelles

    • C. 

      They have more mitochondria than eukaryotes

    • D. 

      They have an endoplasmic reticulum and eukaryotes don't

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not involved in protein synthesis in the cell?
    • A. 

      Rough and Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum

    • B. 

      Mitochondrion

    • C. 

      Ribosomes

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 7. 
    After proteins are made, they are transferred from the endoplasmic reticulum to the
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Mitochondrion

    • C. 

      Golgi apparatus

  • 8. 
    Where do the light independent reactions of photosynthesis take place?Hint: Light independent, aka Calvin Cycle!!!
    • A. 

      Stroma

    • B. 

      Thylakoid

  • 9. 
    The primary function of mitochondria is to
    • A. 

      Make protein

    • B. 

      Make DNA

    • C. 

      Make ATP

  • 10. 
    A nucleotide consists of
    • A. 

      Adenosine triphosphate

    • B. 

      A sugar, bonded to a Nitrogen base, bonded to a phosphate

  • 11. 
    All scientists use the same system of measurement, called the metric system.  Which of the following is an example of a metric unit?
    • A. 

      Gallon

    • B. 

      Pound

    • C. 

      Inch

    • D. 

      Meter

  • 12. 
    Nutrients move through the biosphere in
    • A. 

      Biogeochemical cycles

    • B. 

      Food webs

  • 13. 
    Ecosystems with very few different types of organisms have _________________ biodiversity.
    • A. 

      High

    • B. 

      Medium

    • C. 

      Low

  • 14. 
    Organisms that eat living things are called
    • A. 

      Decomposers

    • B. 

      Consumers

    • C. 

      Producers

  • 15. 
    A group of organisms made up of individuals that are able to reproduce and have offspring are classified as a/an:
    • A. 

      Species

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Community

  • 16. 
    If you take a fresh water plant and put it into a salt water tank, what will happen to its cells?
    • A. 

      They will burst

    • B. 

      They will shrink

    • C. 

      They will stay the same

  • 17. 
    What is the overall equation for cellular respiration?
    • A. 

      6 CO2 + C6H12O6 → 6 O2 + 6 H2O + Energy

    • B. 

      6 O2 + C6H12O6 → 6 CO2 + 6 H2O + Energy

    • C. 

      6 CO2 + 6 H2O + Energy → 6 O2 + C6H12O6

  • 18. 
    What is nitrogen fixation?
    • A. 

      When plants change nitrogen from the air and make it usable

    • B. 

      When bacteria change nitrogen from the air and make it usable for plants

    • C. 

      When animals pee into the soil

  • 19. 
    Many different species living in the same area is called a
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      Community

  • 20. 
    A human infected by a bacteria such as Bordatella pertussis - the bacterium that causes whooping cough - is an example of what? 
    • A. 

      Parasitism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Competition

  • 21. 
    Non-native species are a threat to other species because:
    • A. 

      They are just better

    • B. 

      They have few effective predators

    • C. 

      They can adapt quicker

  • 22. 
    What is the function of ribosomes?
    • A. 

      Put together proteins

    • B. 

      Hold DNA

    • C. 

      Perform photosynthesis