Ecology Quiz

Question 1 of 13

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What is mutualism?

Select one of the following:

  • A symbiotic relationship that hurts one organism but helps another

  • A symbiotic relationship that helps both organisms

  • A symbiotic relationship that helps one organism but is neutral to the other

Question 2 of 13

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What is parasitism?

Select one of the following:

  • A symbiotic relationship that hurts one organism but helps another

  • A symbiotic relationship that helps both organisms

  • A symbiotic relationship that helps one organism but is neutral to the other

Question 3 of 13

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Which of these uses the least of the earth's resources?

Select one of the following:

  • Herbivores

  • Carnivores

Question 4 of 13

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What is carrying capacity?

Select one of the following:

  • Something that keeps an animal from being successful

  • The maximum amount of life an area of land can support

Question 5 of 13

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What is limiting factor?

Select one of the following:

  • Something that keeps an animal from being successful

  • The maximum amount of life an area of land can support

Question 6 of 13

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What is the difference between parasitism and a predator prey relationship?

Select one of the following:

  • Parasitism = hurts but not kills and is not benefited Predator-prey = kills and is not benefited

  • Parasitism = hurts but not kill and is not benefited Predator-prey = kills and is benefited

  • NO DIFFERENCE

  • Parasitism = kills and is benefited Predator-prey = hurts but not kills and is benefited

Question 7 of 13

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As you go up the food chain through each level, what happens to most of the energy that was available at the bottom of the food chain?

Select one of the following:

  • Increases because of heat ( goes up because of heat )

  • Decreases because of heat ( lost as heat )

  • Stays the same throughout

  • Always changes

Question 8 of 13

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Which of the following is true about a niche and a habitat?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The habitat is the "address" while the niche is a "job"

  • They are both used to describe an organism

  • They both mean the same thing ( synonyms ).

  • None of these

Question 9 of 13

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Which of the following would happen (in order) if the population is equal to the carrying capacity?

Select one of the following:

  • increased competition → decreased population → famine

  • famine → increased competition → decreased population

  • decreased population → increased competition → famine

  • increased competition → famine → decreased population

Question 10 of 13

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Which of these are true about the 2 types of ecological succession?

Select one of the following:

  • Both have no soil

  • Primary = has soil Secondary = no soil, only rocks

  • Primary = no soil, only rocks Secondary = has soil

  • Both have soil

Question 11 of 13

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What biome(s) do you pass through if you travel east from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.?

Select one of the following:

  • Temperate Deciduous Forest, Desert, Coniferous Forest

  • Temperate Deciduous Forest, Desert, Grassland

  • Temperate Deciduous Forest

  • Temperate Deciduous Forest, Grassland

Question 12 of 13

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What is the relationship between birth and death rate if a population is increasing?

Select one of the following:

  • Birth rate is greater than death rate

  • Birth rate is lesser than death rate

Question 13 of 13

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What is the relationship between birth and death rate if a population is decreasing?

Select one of the following:

  • Birth rate is lesser than death rate

  • Birth rate is greater than death rate

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