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5.9.A Observe The Way Organisms Live & Survive In Their Ecosystem

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 5
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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5.9.A: Organisms and Environments

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  • Q1
    Some beetles break down the remains of dead animals. Some mushrooms break down the remains of dead trees. How do these actions most benefit plants?
    By decreasing the population of herbivores
    By releasing oxygen into the air
    By returning nutrients to the soil
    By making space for new animals
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  • Q2
    Some facts about a bird called the painted redstart are listed in the box shown below. Which fact best describes one way this bird changes its environment to meet its needs?
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    Fact 2
    Fact 1
    Fact 3
    Fact 4
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  • Q3
    In fall and winter many trees lose their leaves in response to cooler temperatures and —
    a decrease in average wind speed
    more direct sunlight
    an increase in humidity
    fewer hours of daylight
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  • Q4
    A prickly pear cactus is shown below. The roots of the prickly pear cactus spread out in a wide underground network. How does this type of root system benefit a prickly pear cactus?
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    By capturing sunlight and getting rid of waste materials
    By absorbing water and supporting the plant in loose, sandy soil
    By releasing nutrients into the sandy soil and taking in oxygen
    By producing fruit and storing water
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  • Q5
    Some facts about birds called cattle egrets are listed below. Which of these facts best describes how these birds depend on other animals to survive?
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    Fact 2
    Fact 4
    Fact 3
    Fact 1
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  • Q6
    The table below lists ways that four organisms obtain energy. Which organism obtains energy without depending on another organism?
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    Oak tree
    Mushroom
    Cottontail rabbit
    Mountain lion
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  • Q7
    The table below lists the preferred diet of several types of birds. Based on this information, which two types of birds do not compete for food resources?
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    Purple martin and yellow warbler
    Eastern bluebird and purple martin
    Lesser goldfinch and eastern bluebird
    American goldfinch and lesser goldfinch
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  • Q8
    A student observes the following activities while walking in a park. Which of these living organisms was interacting with another living organism in the environment?
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    Fire ant
    Hawk
    Blue jay
    Bee
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  • Q9
    A student observing birds in a park records some ways that birds interact with living and nonliving parts of their environment. All the following observations are ways that a bird interacts with nonliving parts of its environment except —
    responding to cold temperatures by fluffing its feathers
    drinking and taking a bath in a puddle of water
    feeding insects to its chicks
    reacting to morning sunlight by singing
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  • Q10
    Tropical climates have warm temperatures and abundant sunlight all year. What must be available for plants in these climates to make their own food throughout the year?
    Shade
    Water
    Bacteria
    Birds
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  • Q11
    A farmer is reading a nature guide to learn how to make changes to a pond so that it will attract and support wildlife. The guide gives the suggestions listed below. Which suggestion involves interactions between two groups of living organisms?
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    Suggestion 1
    Suggestion 4
    Suggestion 2
    Suggestion 3
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  • Q12
    Green anole lizards are bright-green reptiles native to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean islands. They can be kept in terrariums to study their behavior and how they interact with their environment.Which observation describes this anole lizard interacting with the living elements in its environment?
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    The anole jumped from the rock and scattered sand with its tail.
    The anole climbed the plant and then ate a cricket off one of the leaves.
    The anole rested on one of the rocks and lifted its head toward the light.
    The anole drank some water and then ran across the sand.
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  • Q13
    Many gardeners use red worms like the ones shown in the photograph to turn vegetable and fruit scraps into topsoil for plants. The gardeners build a worm farm in a large container lined with old newspapers and filled with moist garden soil. The worms eat about half their body weight daily and produce waste that can be used as plant fertilizer. The container for a worm farm needs to have a lid, but the lid must be left partially open because worms require which of the following in order to survive?
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    Carbon dioxide
    Oxygen
    Sunlight
    All of these
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