The Soil Food Web


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Which of the following statements is true about the soil ecosystem?

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1. What would happen if all the bacteria and other organisms that break down dead plants and animals die off?

2. An unidentified insect in the soil eats leaves and smaller insects, it should be classified as a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you quickly assess your understanding of the different organisms that dwell in the Earth's soil. You will need to know what a food web is and be familiar with smaller insects in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Multiple food chains
  • The soil food web
  • An unidentified insect that eats leaves and other insects
  • Ecosystems

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the soil ecosystem
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the soil food web
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the creatures that dwell in soil in a different light

Additional Learning

To review more concepts about the soil food web, read the information that is in the lesson called The Soil Food Web. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what a food chain is
  • Identify the creatures in the soil food web
  • Compare and contrast herbivores and producers