Food Chains MCQ


In the food relationship where the lion eats the wildebeest, and the wildebeest eats plants ...

  1. The lion is the prey and the wildebeest is the predator

  2. The lion is the predator and the wildebeest is the prey

  3. The lion is the primary consumer and the wildebeest is the secondary consumer

  4. The lion is the secondary consumer and the wildebeest is the primary consumer
A and C only A and D only
B and C only B and D only

If there is a shortage of wildebeest in the area, what are some things the lions might do?

wildebeest
  1. move to another area to hunt for food

  2. eat the bark and roots of trees

  3. hunt for other animals
C only C and B only
A and C only A and B only

Animals that feed on both plants and animals are called …

carnivores

herbivores

detritivores

omnivores



There are more herbivores than carnivores in a food chain because

  1. much energy is lost in the transfer of energy from herbivores to carnivores

  2. a larger number of herbivores is needed to support a smaller number of carnivores

  3. this is the way for the food chain to stay in equilibrium
A only B and C only
A and B only All of the above

Over a period of time, the number of wildebeest drops. Which of the following statements could explain the drop in the wildebeest population?

  1. A drought occurred

  2. An increase in the lion population

  3. The death rate of the wildebeest was lower than the birth rate

  4. An increase in the number of predators
A and B only B and C only
A, B and C only A, B and D only

When a population of animal 'X' was introduced into the community, the number of lions increased while the number of wildebeest decreased. Animal 'X' could be a …

herbivore e.g., zebra

carnivore that is a predator of wildebeest and lions

carnivore that is a predator of wildebeest but a prey of the lions



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