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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.

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.

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