Ecology Trivia QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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What is ecology?
The study of the family household - Ecology literally translates to the study of the family household.
It is also defined as the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment.
What is the degree of tilt the earth's axis of spin?
23.5 degrees - The correct answer is 23.5 degrees. The tilt in our earth's axis is the main cause of our
seasonal temperature and day length changes.
Which direction do the Westerlies (wind) come from?
The West - Wind is always named for the direction it comes from, not the direction it is going to.
Which region has the driest air?
The poles - The colder air is, the less water it can hold. So really cold air (like the poles) can hold
almost no water, making it very dry.
One out of every four animals is a...?
Beetle - There are over 330,000 species of beetles on this planet. They have been found on every
continent on Earth.
What does it mean when an animal is "fit" (scientific terms)?
It can produce many healthy offspring - Fitness in science is all about being able to pass on genes to
future generations. Producing many healthy offspring is the only way to pass on genes.
Which of these terms describes the spatial location of a
population - Metapopulation, Distribution or Abundance?
Distribution - Abundance is the size of the population and metapopulation is collective of local
Which of these has a higher albedo - A Forest, Asphalt or New
New (Fresh) Snow - Albedo is the reflectiveness of a surface. New snow reflects and does not absorb much
heat, that is why new snow lasts longer than dirty snow. Asphalt has a low albedo. It absorbs most of the heat!
That is why pavement is so hot in the summer!
Which of these is an example of an abiotic component - Oxygen,
Trees or Birds?
Oxygen - Abiotic means non living. Biotic means living. Therefore, trees and birds would both qualify as
What is the difference between climate and weather?
Climate is over time, weather is current - Weather can be a few day forecast, but it does not represent
the temperature/ conditions over time.
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