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Ecosystems & Biomes
1.Which choice below shows the organization of the biosphere from the most
specific category to the broadest category?
A. organism
community
population
ecosystem
biome
B. organism
population
community
ecosystem
biome
C. organism
population
community
biome
ecosystem
D. organism
community
population
biome
ecosystem
2.A fight between a family of lions and family of hyenas over an animal carcass
would be best described as competition between
A. two different communities.
B. a community and an ecosystem.
C. a population and a community.
D. two different populations.
3.Select the list below that would best exemplify a community.
A. a warm, humid climate with plenty of rainfall
B. a nest of mockingbirds, some bullfrogs, a pond, and a sandy shore
C. bees and wasps around a group of purple cornflowers
D. a school of sunfish
4.Which of the following best describes an ecosystem?
A. a region with a distinct climate
B. all the living organisms in an area and their physical surroundings
C. all the living organisms of the same species throughout the world
D. all the living organisms in an area
5.Savanna, tundra, grasslands, and temperate forest are examples of ______.
A. populations
B. biomes
C. biospheres
D. communities
6.Select the list below that would best exemplify a population.
A. a warm, humid climate with plenty of rainfall
B. bees and wasps around a group of purple cornflowers
C. a school of sunfish
D. a nest of mockingbirds, some bullfrogs, a pond, and a sandy shore
7.Select the list below that would best exemplify an ecosystem.
A. bees and wasps around a group of purple cornflowers
B. a school of sunfish
C. a nest of mockingbirds, some bullfrogs, a pond, and a sandy shore
D. a warm, humid climate with plenty of rainfall
8.Which of the following is an example of a population?
A. a hot, dry climate that receives very little rain
B. a large clan of meerkats, including their offspring
C. the bank of a pond and the frogs and salamanders that live there
D. a pack of wolves chasing a family of deer through a grove of trees
9.A herd of cattle is an example of
A. an ecosystem.
B. a biome.
C. a population.
D. a community.
10.Which of the following shows the organizational level of a biome from the
broadest category to the most specific category?
A. biome
population
community
ecosystem
organism
B. biome
ecosystem
population
community
organism
C. biome
ecosystem
community
population
organism
D. biome
community
ecosystem
population
organism
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