Mutualistic Relationships: Examples & Types


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A hummingbird gathering nectar and pollen from a flower is what type of mutualism?

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1. Which of these relationships is an example of obligate mutualism?

2. The term 'symbiosis' refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you assess your understanding of mutualistic relationships and how they form in nature. You will be quizzed on mutualism and symbiosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • Service-resource facultative
  • Meaning of symbiosis
  • Service-service facultative
  • Obligate mutualism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding symbiosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about obligate mutualism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding mutualistic relationships and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about mutualistic relationships, review the corresponding lesson on Mutualistic Relationships: Examples & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Define symbiosis
  • Determine the benefits of obligate mutualism
  • Identify the different types of facultative mutualism
  • Compare and contrast obligate mutualism and facultative mutualism