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