Ecological Role of Microorganisms


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What are microorganisms?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a type of microorganism?

2. Which of the following is NOT an effect of microorganisms inside larger organisms like humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite a microorganism's size, they actually play a pretty big role in ecosystems, and this quiz verifies how well you comprehend that role. The question format for this quiz is multiple-choice, and you will need to identify definitions and microorganism characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Exercise with these evaluation tools to gauge exactly how much you remember about:

  • Definition of a microorganism
  • Microorganism types
  • Effects of microorganisms living within other organisms
  • Microorganism's roles
  • Dead plant and animal matter

Skills Practiced

By using this quiz and worksheet, you can polish-up the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about types of microorganisms in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the various roles of microorganisms and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens to dead animal matter

Additional Learning

You can discover more information about this topic by perusing the attached lesson, Ecological Role of Microorganisms. Other than the answers to the quiz, you can also get up to speed about these exciting topics:

  • Infections and bacteria
  • Production of oxygen
  • Symbiotic vs. parasitic relationships