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Which of these is not considered a consumer in an ecosystem?
a) a deer eating berries
b) a vulture eating a dead animal
c) a plant producing flowers
d) a mushroom growing on a dead log

Rain washes a pesticide into a river. How would the pesticide most likely end up in the tissues of a fish-eating osprey?
a) The osprey would consume organisms that had ingested contaminants.
b) The osprey would drink water from puddles formed by rainfall.
c) The osprey would feed on grass that was exposed to the pesticide.
d) The osprey would inherit the pesticide from the genes of its parents.

Some elements in a coniferous forest include snow, trees, deer, and birds. Which is an abiotic element in this biome?
a) snow
b) trees
c) deer
d) birds

A certain biome receives less than 10 cm rain/year. Plants in the biome may have long taproots that reach water deep underground OR shallow root systems that catch rainwater as soon as it hits the ground. Which biome is described?
a) deciduous forest
b) rain forest
c) desert
d) wetland

Which of these is the direct cause of air movement between areas of high and low pressure?
a) solar energy
b) geothermal energy
c) magnetic field of Earth
d) pull of gravity from the moon

What is the source of energy that heats the atmosphere and creates air movement?
a) clouds
b) the moon
c) tides
d) the sun

What do a snake, a hawk, and a fox have in common?
a) They all produce their own food.
b) The all get most of their energy from eating animals.
c) They all get most of their energy from eating plants.
d) They are all decomposers.

What is photosynthesis?
a) the process by which decomposers break down dead material
b) a pathway of energy in a food chain or food web
c) the process by which plants use sunlight to make their own food
d) the process by which animals release carbon dioxide into the air

What is the original source of energy for food webs in a land environment?
a) plants
b) sunlight
c) cricket
d) fox

Which of these is NOT a producer?
a) earthworms
b) grasses
c) algae
d) trees

Which of these is an example of a terrestrial biome?
a) river
b) ocean
c) tundra
d) lake

Which of the following is an abiotic factor?
a) deciduous forest biome.
b) rainforest biome.
c) desert biome.
d) tundra biome.

The biome that receives little rainfall through the year and includes snakes, lizards, and jackrabbits is the
a) water
b) bacteria
c) grass
d) moss

Which of these is an example of a freshwater biome?
a) tundra
b) deciduous forest
c) ocean
d) stream

Which organisms are decomposers?
a) bacteria
b) bears
c) trees
d) lions

Which organism makes its own food?
a) a whale
b) a zebra
c) a rose bush
d) a fish

Which is the herbivore in the food chain? NOTE: Phytoplankton are floating organisms like algae that make their own food. PHYTOPLANKTON-HERRING-HARP SEAL-POLAR BEAR
a) phytoplankton
b) herring
c) harp seal
d) polar bear

Which living thing is a scavenger?
a) a lion
b) an elephant
c) a rattlesnake
d) a crow

Which of the following is an abiotic factor?
a) grass
b) sunlight
c) bacteria
d) giraffes

Which of the following is a biotic factor?
a) bacteria
b) precipitation
c) temperature
d) rock

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