MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Ecosystems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

Question 2 2. In a typical ecosystem, what percentage of the energy produced by the autotrophs then consumed by the primary consumers will be passed along to the secondary consumers?

Question 3 3. _____ ecology deals with the study of the interactions between organisms from multiple communities within a larger region.

Question 4 4. What is interspecific competition?

Question 5 5. An ecosystem is composed of what?

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Question 6 6. What type of mimicry occurs when a harmless animal mimics a dangerous or unpalatable animal?

Question 7 7. Ecosystem ecology is the study of:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is true about all environments?

Question 9 9. Ecosystems:

Question 10 10. What is the primary source of carbon that can be used by plants?

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Question 11 11. What is the difference between species diversity and genetic diversity?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not a component of the phosphorus cycle?

Question 13 13. Put the following elements in order of abundance by weight in living organisms, starting with the most abundant, and ending with the least abundant: iron, copper, phosphorus, oxygen, and hydrogen.

Question 14 14. What is an ecomorph?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

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Question 16 16. How many trophic levels does an omnivore feed on within an ecosystem?

Question 17 17. What constitutes a food web?

Question 18 18. Identify the statement that describes global ecology.

Question 19 19. Why can cheetahs and lions coexist together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve?

Question 20 20. What is biogeochemical cycling?

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Question 21 21. What is niche differentiation?

Question 22 22. Which has resulted in an increase in the prevalence of invasive species?

Question 23 23. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

Question 24 24. What is a habitat?

Question 25 25. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

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Question 26 26. Choose the four major environmental problems that are occurring on the global scale.

Question 27 27. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

Question 28 28. ____ are natural systems that are made up of ____ and non-living things working together in a variety of ways.

Question 29 29. Being interdisciplinary means that ecosystem ecologists:

Question 30 30. What is the largest pool of carbon on the planet?

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Ecosystems Chapter Exam Instructions

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