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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 4: Ecosystems and Communities

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(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12C.4)
1. Which animal is best adapted for living in the temperate grassland?
A toucan
B snowy owl
C black bear
D prairie chicken


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12C.3)
2. Which plant would most likely be found in a boreal forest?
F fir tree
G saguaro cactus
H water lily
J orchid


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12E.1)
3. The single-celled algae found in aquatic ecosystems are known as
A phytoplankton.
B zooplankton.
C kelp.
D seaweed.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12B.3)
4. A relationship between organisms in which one species benefits and the other is not affected is
F mutualism.
G predation.
H parasitism.
J commensalism.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12C.6)
5. In which biome would the caribou and snowy owl be most likely to live?
A tropical savanna
B temperate forest
C boreal forest
D tundra


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12B.2)
6. A relationship in which one organism lives in or on another organism and weakens that organism but does not kill it is called
F predation.
G mutualism.
H commensalism.
J parasitism.


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12C.2)
7. Which organism lives where it is sometimes under water and sometimes exposed to air, heat, and battering waves?
A sea urchin
B dolphin
C tube worm
D whale


(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 12C. 6)
8. Boa constrictors, anacondas, orchids, bromeliads, toucans, monkeys, and sloths would likely be found living in
F tundra.
G desert.
H temperate grassland.
J tropical rain forest.


(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 5B.4)
9. When light waves move from one medium into another, such as from glass into air, the waves change speed and bend. This phenomenon is known as
A refraction.
B reflection.
C interference.
D rarefaction.


(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 6A.1)
10. If you lift a 20-kg carton 1.5 m, how much gravitational potential energy have you added to the carton? HINT: GPE = mgh
F 196 J
G 294 J
H 196 kg/m2
J 294 kg/s2