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Ocean Unit Test


Part 1: Multiple Choice
Directions: There are five questions on Part I of this test. Each
question is followed by three or four choices, labeled AD. Read
each question carefully. Circle the best answer.
1. What is a Decomposer?
a. Decomposers are organisms such as bacteria and fungi that break
down the organic matter in the dead bodies of plants and animals.
As the decomposers feed from the dead animals, they break down
the organic compounds into simple nutrients.
b. Decomposers are animals that eat primary producers; they are also
called herbivores (plant-eaters).
c. Decomposers are organisms that make their own food from sunlight
and/or chemical energy from deep sea vents.
d. Decomposers are an animal or person that eats foods of both plant
and animal origin.
2. What is a safe solution for cleaning up oil spills?
a. Just leave the oil it will evaporate eventually
b. Use special large sponges to soak up the oil
c. Let the rain wash away the oil
d. Burn the oil with fire.
3. Why is a shark not a mammal?
a. A shark is not a mammal because it does not have four legs
b. A shark is not a mammal because it eats meat
c. A shark is not a mammal because it does not give birth to life young
but lays eggs.
d. A shark is not a mammal because does not have blubber.
4. An example of a mammal is?
a. A jellyfish
b. A tuna
c. A whale
d. An octopus
5. How often do oil spills happen?
1. Once every five years
2. Every day
3. Once a week
4. Once a year

Part 2. List

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Directions: There are five listing questions in part 2 of this test.


Read the directions carefully and write your answers below.
1. List the five mammal characteristics.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
2.

List the three main roles of organisms in the food chain.


a.
b.
c.

3. List the three functions of blubber


a.
b.
c.
4. Name three human impacts that affect the environment:
a.
b.
c.
5. List three ways that oil spills happen
a.
b.
c.

Part 4: Define
Directions: There are five terms to define in part 4 of this test.
Define the terms below.
1. Define Carnivore

2. Define Herbivore

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3. Define Omnivore

4. Define Predator

5. Define Prey
Part Five: Explain
Directions: Write a short paragraph about each of the topics below.
1. Why are ocean spills bad for our oceans? Give at least three
reasons.

2. Explain how a food Web Works. Be sure to use the terms that
we learned.