Unit 2: Examining The Biosphere Question Preview (ID: 39144)


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The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
a) SUSTAINABILITY
b) BIODIVERSITY
c) HOST
d) PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Any living component that affects the population of another organism, or the environmen
a) BIOTIC FACTORS
b) ABIOTIC FACTORS
c) PHOTOSYNTHESIS
d) BIODIVERSITY

The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
a) Lithosphere
b) ATMOSPHERE
c) BIOSPHERE
d) HYDROSPHERE

A nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or affects an ecosystem and the organisms in it: it can determine which species of organisms will survive in a given environment. 
a) Abiotic Factors
b) BIOTIC FACTORS
c) BIOMASS
d) CONSUMER

All the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.
a) HYDROSPHERE
b) LITHOSPHERE
c) BIOSPHERE
d) ATMOSPHERE

The regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth occupied by living organisms.
a) Biosphere
b) Hydrosphere
c) Atmosphere
d) Lithosphere

The envelope of gases surrounding the earth
a) ATMOSPHERE
b) BIOSPHERE
c) HYDROSPHERE
d) LITHOSPHERE

The variety of plant and animal species in an environment.
a) BIODIVERSITY
b) SUSTAINABILITY
c) CONSUMER
d) DECOMPOSER

An organism that gets its energy by eating an other organism.
a) CONSUMER
b) PRODUCER
c) AUTOTROPH
d) DECOMPOSER

An organism that breaks down dead organisms and waste, returning important nutrients to the soil
a) DECOMPOSER
b) PRODUCER
c) AUTOTROPH
d) HERBIVORE

An organism that makes its own food, such as plants and algae
a) PRODUCER
b) CONSUMER
c) DEOMPOSER
d) HETEROTROPH

An animal or plant on or in which a parasite or commensal organism lives.
a) HOST
b) PARASITE
c) PRODUCER
d) CONSUMER

an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.
a) PARASITE
b) HOST
c) DECOMPOSER
d) PRODUCER

The path of food energy from the sun to the producers to a series of consumers, in an ecosystem
a) FOOD CHAIN
b) FOOD WEB
c) ENERGY PYRAMID
d) PHOTOSYNTHESIS

a chemical process by which plants use light energy (radiant energy) to make sugar (chemical energy) from water and carbon dioxide
a) PHOTOSYNTHESIS
b) PRIMARY
c) PRODUCER
d) COMPOSITION

1. first or highest rank or importance; chief; principal 2. first in order in any series, sequence, etc
a) PRIMARY
b) SECONDARY
c) PRODUCER
d) BIODIVERSITY

The total mass of organisms in a given area
a) BIOMASS
b) COMPOSITION
c) LINEAR
d) INTERACT

What something is made of
a) COMPOSITION
b) BIOMASS
c) LINEAR
d) INTERACT

something that follows an expected order or sequence, like a line.
a) LINEAR
b) COMPOSITION
c) INTERACT
d) PRIMARY

To act on or in close relation with each other
a) INTERACT
b) LINEAR
c) COMPOSITION
d) BIOMASS

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