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Dirt, water, and mountains would be considered a(an):
a) biotic factor
b) ecosystem
c) abiotic factor
d) producer

All the living organisms that live in an area and the nonliving features of their environment is a(n):
a) community
b) ecosystem
c) population
d) biosphere

A complex network of of many interconnected food chains and feeding relationships is called:
a) food web
b) limiting factor
c) carrying capacity
d) food chain

An environmental condition or resource, such as weather, disease, and competition, that limits the size of a population of organisms is called:
a) limiting factor
b) carrying capacity
c) predation
d) symbiosis

A close relationship created between two species due to coevolution (species evolve together in their environment) is called:
a) commensalism
b) mutualism
c) symbiosis
d) predation

A tick attaching itself to a dog is an example of:
a) mutualism
b) competition
c) commensalism
d) parasitism

All of the frogs living in a pond makes up a:
a) population
b) community
c) ecosystem
d) species

What is at the beginning of ALL food chains? (They get all their energy from the sun through photosynthesis.)
a) heterotroph
b) producer
c) consumer
d) predator

A remora fish attaches itself to a shark for a free ride and to eat scraps of food that falls out of the shark's mouth. What is this an example of?
a) parasitism
b) mutualism
c) commensalism
d) predation

________________________ eats primary or secondary consumers. They are called the top of the food chain.
a) Tertiary consumers
b) the sun
c) producers
d) secondary consumers

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