Ecosystems - Lessons 1 and 3
  • 1. An organisms that breaks down dead and decaying matter
A) predator
B) decomposer
C) herbivore
D) omnivore
  • 2. An animal that eats only plants for food
A) carnivore
B) vegivore
C) herbivore
D) omnivore
  • 3. An animal that eats both plants and animals
A) carnivore
B) hungry
C) decomposer
D) omnivore
  • 4. An animal that eats both omnivores and herbivores
A) herbivore
B) carnivore
C) producer
D) omnivore
  • 5. Many food chains that are linked together are called a ________________.
A) food web
B) food string
C) food link
D) food circles
  • 6. Which of the following is a producer?
A) spider
B) fish
C) cricket
D) plant
  • 7. An example of an omnivore would be a ___________________.
A) wolf
B) cat
C) bear
D) praying mantis
  • 8. The animal that is hunted by its predator
A) producer
B) consumer
C) predator
D) prey
  • 9. An example of an herbivore would be a ______________.
A) worm
B) spider
C) lion
D) rabbit
  • 10. An example of a decomposer would be a ____________________.
A) a person
B) a bird
C) a tree
D) worm
  • 11. The living parts in an ecosystem are called
A) fossils
B) biotic factors
C) abiotic factors
D) ecology
  • 12. The direction an arrow faces in a food chain points to who is ___________________.
A) getting eaten
B) eats meat
C) eats plants
D) doing the eating
  • 13. The nonliving parts in an ecosystem are called
A) ecology
B) abiotic factors
C) producers
D) biotic factors
  • 14. Carnivore that hunts for its food
A) prey
B) predator
C) producer
D) consumer
  • 15. Organisms that make their own food for energy are called
A) carnivores
B) consumers
C) producers
D) herbivores
  • 16. Organisms that cannot make their own food and get energy from other organisms are called
A) vegivores
B) producers
C) consumers
D) plants
  • 17. The straight path in which energy is passed from the sun, to producer, to consumers is called a
A) food line
B) food chain
C) food highway
D) food web
  • 18. The living and nonliving factors in an environment and all their interactions
A) ecosystem
B) community
C) ecology
D) food web
  • 19. An important abiotic factor that means the typical weather pattern in an environment
A) heat
B) weather
C) climate
D) temperature
  • 20. All the members of a species that live in an ecosystem
A) population
B) community
C) species
D) kingdom
  • 21. All of the populations in an ecosystem
A) kingdom
B) community
C) habitat
D) population
  • 22. The home of an organism within an ecosystem
A) community
B) habitat
C) pond
D) house
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