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Heterotrophs: Definition & Examples

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What is another name for a heterotroph?

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1. What are autotrophs?

2. Which of the following are heterotrophs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz will help you evaluate what you know about the characteristics of heterotrophs. You'll also need to understand related terms, like autotroph and detritivore.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • Definition of a detritivore
  • What autotrophs are
  • Examples of heterotrophs
  • Another term for heterotroph
  • Characteristics of heterotrophs

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read a list of organisms and correctly identify which are heterotrophs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what detritivores are
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast heterotrophs and autotrophs

Additional Learning

If you want to continue studying this topic, review the corresponding lesson called Heterotrophs: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what most animals must do to survive
  • Appreciate how most organisms in the world are heterotrophs
  • Recognize what herbivores, carnivores and omnivores are
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