Detritivores: Definition & Examples Video


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What do detritivores eat?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a detritivore?

2. Detritivores help to reduce the amount of ____ in our world.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive quiz will test you on specific examples of detritivores and what they do for the environment. You'll receive your scores immediately upon completion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following:

  • What detritivores eat
  • Specific examples of detritivores
  • What they help to reduce
  • What becomes more fertile through the help of detritivores

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on detritivores
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about organisms that are and are not detritivores in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how detritivores are beneficial and necessary for our environment

Additional Learning

To learn more about these organisms, review the corresponding lesson called Detritivores: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes what detritivores are
  • Defines detritus
  • Explores composting