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Organisms are able to interact with __________________ aspects of their environment.
a) both living and nonliving b) only living c) only nonliving d) neither living nor nonliving
The study of interactions between organisms and their environment is called:
a) ecology b) symbiosis c) ecosystem d) geology
A group of organisms that share common characteristics and can interbreed is called a
a) species b) population c) community d) biome
A group of the same species living in the same place at the same time is called a(n)
a) population b) community c) ecosystem d) biome
All of the different species living together in a given area are called a(n)
a) population b) community c) ecosystem d) biome
All of the living and nonliving factors existing together in a given area are called a(n):
a) population b) community c) ecosystem d) biome
A(n) _____________ is a set of _______________ that share similar characteristics. They are often defined by abiotic factors such as climate, moisture, and soil type.
a) biome; ecosystems b) ecosystem; biomes c) biosphere; ecosystems d) biome; communities
In order to breed with one another, organisms must be members of the same
a) species b) community c) family d)
The main difference between an ecosystem and a community is that
a) ecosystems include abiotic factors while communities do not b) communities include abiotic factors while ecosystems do not. c) There is no difference. The terms are interchangeable. d) ecosystems include biotic factors while communities do not.
The ___________ is the largest level of classification of ecosystems. It includes all of the other levels.
a) biosphere b) biome c) ecosystem d) community
True or False: There can be many types of populations within a given community.
a) True b) False c) d)
Which is NOT true of ecosystems?
a) Ecosystems only contain living things. b) Ecosystems contain both living and nonliving things. c) Ecosystems are found on both land and in water. d) Ecosystems only contain several communities.
Which of the following is NOT an abiotic factor?
a) rocks b) water c) soil d) worms
Which is NOT a biotic factor?
a) people b) plants c) sunlight d) All are biotic factors
True or False: All biomes have similar climates
a) True b) False c) d)
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