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Basic Biology Mid-term

Basic Biology Mid-Term
1. What is Biology?
a. The study of life
b. The study of houses
c. The study of rocks
2. Which is NOT a characteristic of a living organism?
a. Grows and develops
b. Requires energy
c. Does not require food
3. A hypothesis is:
a. Educated guess
b. Experiment
c. None of the above
4. An organism is any living thing.
a. True
b. False
5. Abiotic factors are non-living things like rocks and sun light.
a. True
b. False
6. What are biotic factors?
a. Non-living factors
b. Living factors
c. Both, living and non-living factors.
7. Population is same species, same place, same _____________.
a. Time
b. Rock
c. Classroom
8. All the living things in an area.
a. Abiotic factors
b. Community
c. All of the above
9. Ecosystem is all the living and nonliving things in an area.
a. True
b. False
10. A symbiotic relationship is:
a. The close relationship between 2 organisms
b. Organisms competing for food and mates.
c. Predation
11. Photosynthesis is:
a. Animals hunting for food
b. Plants making their own food
c. Animals running away from predators.
12. All plants are producers.
a. True
b. False
13. All animals are consumers.
a. True
b. False
14. Decomposers:
a. Break down dead organisms
b. Make their own food
c. None of the above.
15. Where does all energy on earth come from?
a. Animals
b. Plants
c. Sun
16. What is evaporation?
a. Water freezing
b. Water gets warm and changes from liquid to water vapor
c. Plants take in water from soil
17. What is the correct term for plants releasing water from their leaves?
a. Transpiration
b. Precipitation
c. Condensation
18. The water cycle is Earth’s way of:
a. Decreasing water
b. Adding water
c. Recycling water
19. As time goes by, water goes through the water cycle and the amount of water on
a. Increases
b. Decreases
c. Stays the same
20. Which of the following is not an example of precipitation?
a. Vapor
b. Rain
c. Snow
d. Hail
21. All organisms need carbon.
a. True
b. False
22. How does carbon cycle?
a. Photosynthesis
b. Cellular respiration
c. Fossil fuels
d. Weathering and erosion
e. All of the above
23. Cellular respiration is another word for breathing.
a. True
b. False
24. Producers use photosynthesis to create their own food.
a. True
b. False
25. What does this picture show?
Consumer eating producer
Producer eating producer
Producer eating consumer
Decomposer eating producer
26. Which living thing is a carnivore?
a. Grass
b. Trees
c. Wolf
d. All of the above
27. A producer _________________________
a. Produces its own food
b. Consumes food from other consumers
c. Consumes food from producers
28. An example of a decomposer
a. Humans
b. Grass
c. Termites
29. Organisms that eat only plants
a. Carnivores
b. Herbivores
c. Decomposers
30. List 3 different species seen in this picture.
1. __________________________________
2. __________________________________
3. __________________________________
31. List 2 Abiotic (Non-living) factors in the picture.
1. _______________________________
2. _______________________________
32. List 3 Biotic (living) factors in the picture.
1. _______________________________
2. _______________________________
33. The eagle is the predator in the following picture.
a. True
b. False
34. MUTUALISM is a symbiotic relationship where both organisms benefit  + 
a. True
b. False
35. PARASITISM is a symbiotic relationship where both organisms benefit.  + 
a. True
b. False
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