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

1.B   2.A   3.C   4.A   5.A   6.A   7.A   8.C   9.B   10.C   11.A   12.B   13.C   14.B   15.C   16.C   17.B   18.D   19.A   20.A   21.C   22.D  

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