What is a Food Chain? - Examples, Overview


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Which of the following describes a food chain?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a primary producer?

2. What do the arrows in a food chain represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the food chain from the very bottom to the very top. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what the primary characteristics of a food chain are as well as what a primary producer is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Primary characteristics of a food chain
  • Example of a primary producer
  • What the arrows in a food chain represent
  • Recipient of energy from sources like the sun
  • The function of a secondary consumer

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related food chain lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding primary producers and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about secondary consumers

Additional Learning

To learn more about the what comprises the food chain, review the corresponding lesson on The Food Chain. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define trophic levels and photosynthesis
  • Identify the primary characteristics of a food chain
  • Know the meaning of a primary producer
  • Learn what the arrows in a food chain represent
  • Appreciate the main source of energy of a primary producer
  • Understand the function of a secondary consumer