High School Biology : Identifying Levels

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for High School Biology

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Example Question #11 : Ecology

An animal that eats plants and seeds is a __________.                      

Possible Answers:

carnivore 

herbivore 

producer 

autotroph

Correct answer:

herbivore 

Explanation:

Herbivores are plant-eating organisms. They are classified in the primary consumer trophic level. An easy way to remember this is to break down the word. Herbs are types of plants, so when we see “herb” in herbivore think of plants. Carnivores eat other animals. Autotrophs and producers need not eat anything to get energy, rather, they make their own.

Example Question #2411 : Ap Biology

The latin name (binomial nomenclature) of organisms consists of which two classifications?

Possible Answers:

Class and order

Genus and species

Order and family

Phylum and species

Correct answer:

Genus and species

Explanation:

The latin name consists of the genus and species of the organism. These are the most specific of the taxonomic classifications. The taxonomic classifications are domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.

Example Question #11 : Understand Trophic Levels And Flow Of Energy

Which of the following classification of animal eats both plants and meat?

Possible Answers:

Herbivore

Carnivore

Detrivore

Omnivore

Correct answer:

Omnivore

Explanation:

Omnivores eat plants and meats. Carnivores eat meat only. Herbivores eat plants only. Detrivores eat dead organisms.

Example Question #2411 : Ap Biology

Which of the following is the correct order for an ecosystem, from smallest to largest?

Possible Answers:

Individual, population, community, and ecosystem

Ecosystem, individual, community, and population

Population, individual, community, and ecosystem

Community, individual, population, and ecosystem

Correct answer:

Individual, population, community, and ecosystem

Explanation:

This question requires careful reading of the correct order of an ecosystem on earth. The correct order, from smallest to largest, for an ecosystem is “individual, population, community, ecosystem.” Individual organisms make up populations, which interact with other populations in communities, which in turn belong to ecosystems that have a particular environment, such as desert or rainforest.

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