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Study Quiz 1.1: Abiotic and Biotic Environments
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Temperature, light, air, water, soil, and climate are all __________ parts of the environment.
Choose the phrase that correctly finishes this statement: "A species is..."
A)a specific part of the abiotic environment
B)a way of describing all the living parts of an ecosystem
C)a group of organisms that can successfully mate with each other and reproduce
D)part of the natural decomposing materials in soil
Which of the following are necessary for the survival of living things?
A)air, water, food, and a suitable place to live
B)air, water and companions
C)temperature, light, air, water, soil, and climate
D)oxygen, carbon dioxide, soil, and energy
You are a wildlife biologist. Your job is to
A)help murres find new migration patterns
B)band all the birds in British Columbia
C)observe animals carefully and ask questions about what you observe
D)remove animals and birds from their natural environments in order to develop better studies
Ecology is the study of the
A)abiotic parts of the environment, such as climate, air, and soil
B)biotic parts of the environment, such as animals and plants
C)interactions between organisms
D)interactions between organisms as well as the interactions between organisms and their environment
What is an ecosystem?
A)All the interacting organisms that live in an environment and the abiotic parts of the environment that affect the organisms
B)A person who observes and studies the interactions between the biotic and abiotic parts of the environment
C)The relationship among the biotic parts of the environment
D)The relationship between all the abiotic elements of a pond
Large regions that have about the same temperature and amount of rain or snow are known as
C)abiotic areas
D)ecological reserves
The four major biomes of Canada are
A)mountains, prairies, valleys, and watersheds
B)frigid, temperate, mild, and hot
C)swamps, rivers, lakes, and oceans
D)tundra, grassland, boreal forest, and temperate forest
British Columbia has 10 ecoprovinces, showing that British Columbia also has
A)a wide variety of organisms, many ecosystems, and a diverse geography and climate
B)only 10 ecosystems, one in each of the ecoprovinces
C)a limited number of species of living things because of its harsh geography and climate
D)limited forms of climate, geography, landforms, and organisms
Which of the following is not an ecoprovince in British Columbia?
A)Northeast Pacific
B)Taiga Plains
D)Georgia depression

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