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A change in an organism's environment that affects the organism's activities is a
a) response.
b) stimulus.
c) matabolism.
d) producer.

Maintaining a body temperature of 98 degrees and a stable amount of sugar in your blood are both examples of
a) metabolism.
b) homeostasis.
c) photosynthesis.
d) respiration.

Most plants are
a) producers.
b) consumers.
c) decomposers.
d) Both (b) and (c)

Fungus is an example of a
a) producer.
b) consumer.
c) decomposer.
d) scavenger.

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic that all living things share?
a) All living things reproduce.
b) All living things sense and respond to change.
c) All living things obtain water by drinking.
d) All living things use energy.

The development of an embryonic stem cell into a nerve, muscle, skin, or blood cell is called __________.
a) homeostasis
b) differentiation
c) evolution
d) stimulus

Growing a new plant by breaking off a piece of an existing plant and sprouting it, is an example of _______________ reproduction.
a) sexual
b) metrosexual
c) asexual
d) protosexual

A __________________________ is a membrane-covered structure that contains all of the materials necessary for life.
a) cell
b) stimulus
c) DNA
d) enzyme

A sum of all the chemical processes that take place inside an organism is known as
a) respiration.
b) photosynthesis.
c) metabolism.
d) homeostasis.

Which statement best describes how decomposers get the food they need to survive?
a) They eat other organisms.
b) They obtain energy and food from the chemicals in their environment.
c) They use energy from the sun to make food from water and carbon dioxide.
d) They break down the nurtients in dead organisms or animal wastes.

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