What is Biotic? - Definition, Factors & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is a biotic factor in an ecosystem?

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1. Which of these is not an example of a biotic factor in an ecosystem?

2. Biotic factors that affect other organisms in an ecosystem include all of the following EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the living and nonliving aspects of an ecosystem. Quiz questions ask you to choose the best definition for select vocabulary words, such as biotic factors, abiotic factors, and carrying capacity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Define biotic factors
  • Identify biotic events in an ecosystem
  • Differentiate between biotic and abiotic ecosystem components
  • Understand carrying capacity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental science lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as biotic and abiotic ecosystem components
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the living parts of an ecosystem

Additional Learning

To learn more about biotic ecosystem components, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Biotic? - Definition, Factors, & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn characteristics of biotic potential
  • Differentiate between natural and controlled ecosystems
  • Understand environmental resistance
  • Examine effects of population growth
  • Define carrying capacity