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Energy through an Ecosystem - Consumers (Grade 10)

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Energy through an Ecosystem - Consumers

1. 
What is another term for those organisms that are considered consumers in an ecosystem?
  1. producers
  2. autotrophs
  3. decomposers
  4. heterotrophs
2. 
Which organism in this diagram would occupy the top consumer position?
Food Web Without Text Labels
  1. the mushrooms
  2. the hawk
  3. the mouse
  4. the snake
3. 
What type of consumer relies on dead carcasses for its energy requirements?
  1. herbivores
  2. scavengers
  3. detritivore
  4. omnivore
4. 
Which type of consumer is the organism shown in the picture?
Pictograph - Snake
  1. scavenger
  2. carnivore
  3. herbivore
  4. detritivore
5. 
The word "autotroph" comes from the Greek words meaning "self" and "food." Based upon this, what does the term "heterotroph" mean?
  1. "other feeder"
  2. "food destroyer"
  3. "energy maker"
  4. "self energy"
6. 
Earthworms feed on rotting materials on the forest floor, making them                                of an ecosystem.
7. 
Consumers that get energy from both plant and animal sources are called                         .
8. 
No matter how many steps it contains, how many organisms there are, or where it is located, every food chain will always end with which organisms?
  1. predators
  2. detritivores
  3. carnivores
  4. decomposers
9. 
Which consumer is going to get the most benefit from the energy of the sun?
Food Web Without Text Labels
  1. mouse
  2. mushroom
  3. snake
  4. hawk
10. 
Carnivores kill and eat other animals. However, hunting and chasing prey takes a lot of energy. If carnivores are using so much energy to find and capture their food, it hardly seems worth all the effort. What is the advantage of eating meat instead of plants?



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