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Ecology: Organisms and Their Environments

Ecology: Organisms and Their Environments

Ecology: Organisms and Their Environments: So Many Cycles, So Little Time Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Ecology: Organisms and Their Environments? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is ecology?


The study of organisms and their environments
The study of environments
The study of interactions between organisms and their environments
The study of organisms
None of the above
Q. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of populations that ecologists measure?


Growth rate
Height
Distribution
Size
None of the above
Q. The birth rate of a population of lions is 0.5 and the growth rate is 0.2. What is the death rate?


0.3
0.2
0.4
0.5
0
Q. Which of the following factors can influence the growth of a population?


Food
Predation
Volcanic eruption
All of the above choices can influence population growth.
None of the above
Q. Populations of different species will compete with each other if


their resources are unlimited.
their habitat space is plentiful.
their niches overlap.
they dislike one another.
they love each other.
Q. Coevolution usually occurs between


interacting members of different species.
interacting members of the same population.
interacting members of the same species.
interacting members of the same family.
interacting members of different populations.
Q. Habitats and ecosystems are related to each other in which way?


A habitat is the same thing as an ecosystem.
A habitat is the abiotic part of an ecosystem.
An ecosystem is the abiotic part of a habitat.
An ecosystem is the biotic part of a habitat.
They are not related to one another.
Q. The following are all parts of a habitat EXCEPT


carbon.
water.
solar energy.
organisms.
you.
Q. At Thanksgiving dinner, you eat a scrumptious meal of turkey, green beans, ham, and ice cream. What part of your feast was the most energy efficient?


Turkey
Green beans
Ham
Ice cream
Salt
Q. Where is most of the phosphorous stored in an ecosystem?


In the atmosphere
In plants
In the ground
In animals
In the air
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