Ecosystems - Lessons 1 and 3
  • 1. An organisms that breaks down dead and decaying matter
A) predator
B) decomposer
C) omnivore
D) herbivore
  • 2. An animal that eats only plants for food
A) vegivore
B) herbivore
C) carnivore
D) omnivore
  • 3. An animal that eats both plants and animals
A) omnivore
B) decomposer
C) hungry
D) carnivore
  • 4. An animal that eats both omnivores and herbivores
A) herbivore
B) producer
C) omnivore
D) carnivore
  • 5. Many food chains that are linked together are called a ________________.
A) food string
B) food web
C) food link
D) food circles
  • 6. Which of the following is a producer?
A) spider
B) plant
C) cricket
D) fish
  • 7. An example of an omnivore would be a ___________________.
A) bear
B) cat
C) praying mantis
D) wolf
  • 8. The animal that is hunted by its predator
A) consumer
B) predator
C) producer
D) prey
  • 9. An example of an herbivore would be a ______________.
A) rabbit
B) lion
C) spider
D) worm
  • 10. An example of a decomposer would be a ____________________.
A) a tree
B) a bird
C) a person
D) worm
  • 11. The living parts in an ecosystem are called
A) biotic factors
B) fossils
C) abiotic factors
D) ecology
  • 12. The direction an arrow faces in a food chain points to who is ___________________.
A) doing the eating
B) getting eaten
C) eats meat
D) eats plants
  • 13. The nonliving parts in an ecosystem are called
A) abiotic factors
B) ecology
C) producers
D) biotic factors
  • 14. Carnivore that hunts for its food
A) consumer
B) producer
C) prey
D) predator
  • 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) consumers
B) vegivores
C) plants
D) producers
  • 17. The straight path in which energy is passed from the sun, to producer, to consumers is called a
A) food line
B) food highway
C) food chain
D) food web
  • 18. The living and nonliving factors in an environment and all their interactions
A) food web
B) ecosystem
C) ecology
D) community
  • 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) kingdom
B) community
C) species
D) population
  • 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) habitat
B) house
C) community
D) pond
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