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1.

What are the products of photosynthesis?

carbon dioxide and water

glucose and oxygen

light and dark

2.
What colour is chlorophyll?
red

blue

green

3.
Where does photosynthesis take place?
in the chloroplast

in the cell wall

in the nucleus

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4.
A green plant is usually a:
producer

consumer

director

5.
What does a food chain always start with?
a top predator

a herbivore

a producer

6.
Which is the secondary consumer in this food chain:
grass -> grasshopper -> frog -> hawk
grass

grasshopper

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frogs

7.
What does an omnivore eat?
animals only

plants only

animals and plants

8.
What is wrong with this pyramid of numbers?

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hawks don't eat thrushes

the clover should be at the bottom

snails don't eat clover

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9.

What can we conclude from this pyramid of numbers?

the producer must be very large

the producer must be very small

the primary consumer must be a carnivore

10.
How many predators are there in this food web?

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11.
What is likely to happen to the population of slugs if the population of thrushes decreases?

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it will increase

it will decrease

it will stay the same

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What is likely to happen to the population of thrushes if the population of voles increases?

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it will increase

it will decrease

it will stay the same

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What is likely to happen to the population of foxes if the population of rabbits decreases?

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it will increase

it will decrease

it will stay the same

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What is meant by the word "population"?
All the members of a single species that live in a habitat

The increase in the number of offspring produced by a species

The idea that animals spread out when they are released into the wild

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Which of the following do plants not compete for?
Water

Space

Food

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Why are polar bears white?
To camouflage them so their predators cannot see them

To camouflage them so their prey cannot see them

So that they absorb heat from the sun easily

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What is the most likely reason why animals in hot climates have larger ears than similar animals in cold
climates?
It is more difficult to hear in hot air, so bigger ears are needed

Big ears lose heat quickly, while small ears lose heat slowly

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Big ears are useful for creating a breeze when they are flapped quickly

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What is the most likely reason why wasps and bees have black and yellow stripes?
The stripes warn other animals that wasps and bees are dangerous

The stripes are attractive to birds and other predators

The stripes make them look like harmless hoverflies, so they can sneak up on their prey

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Plants compete with each other for:
Light, mates and food

Light, water and food

Light, water and nutrients

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