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Food Chains and Webs
Plants produce their own food by photosynthesis and are known as producers.

Food Chains and Webs

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A food chain shows the dependency of organisms as a source of food. Food chains show how energy is transferred through a food chain. You will have learned in your Science lessons that animals depend on plants.

See how much you know in this quiz about Food Chains and Webs.

1.
Plants are .......
decomposers
herbivores
primary consumers
producers
Plants produce their own food by photosynthesis
2.
Secondary consumers are usually .......
carnivores
decomposers
herbivores
producers
They can also be omnivores
3.
Omnivores eat .......
animals and plants
only animals
only decomposers
only plants
Herbivores eat plants. Carnivores eat animals (meat)
4.
Which of the following is the odd one out?
Bee
Blackbird
Rabbit
Slug
The others are herbivores; a blackbird is an omnivore
5.
Which of the following shows a correct food chain?
Barn Owl → Dormouse → Barley
Dormouse → Barley → Barn Owl
Fox → Rabbit → Grass
Grass → Rabbit → Fox
A food chain always starts with a plant
6.
In the following food chain 'lettuce → rabbit → hawk', the rabbit is .......
the primary consumer
the producer
the secondary consumer
the top carnivore
The primary consumer is a herbivore
7.
In the following food chain 'grass → grasshopper → rat → snake → hawk', the rat is .......
a herbivore
the primary consumer
the secondary consumer
the top carnivore
8.
In the food chain for Question 7, the hawk is .......
the primary consumer
the secondary consumer
the tertiary consumer
the top carnivore
9.
Rabbits and slugs eat lettuce. Hedgehogs eat slugs. Foxes eat rabbits. The rabbits get poisoned and many die. Which of the following is likely to happen?
Foxes and hedgehogs will decrease in number
Foxes and hedgehogs will increase in number
Slugs and foxes will increase in number
Slugs and hedgehogs will increase in number
10.
Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
Food chains always start with a plant
In a food web, arrows can point in any direction
Primary consumers are herbivores
Secondary consumers can be carnivores or omnivores
Author:  Sue Davison

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