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Lesson Worksheet: Types of Nutrition Biology

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying and comparing between autotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition.

Q1:

Which of the following tables correctly summarizes autotrophs and heterotrophs?

  • A
    TypeMethodExample Organisms
    AutotrophsCan synthesize their own food in the cells of their bodies Plants
    HeterotrophsObtain food by consuming other organismsAnimals
  • B
    TypeMethodExample Organisms
    AutotrophsObtain food by consuming other organismsPlants
    HeterotrophsCan synthesize their own food in the cells of their bodies Animals
  • C
    TypeMethodExample Organisms
    AutotrophsCan synthesize their own food in the cells of their bodies Animals
    HeterotrophsObtain food by consuming other organismsPlants

Q2:

Which classification of heterotrophic organisms do humans, cats, and rabbits belong to?

  • AParasites
  • BSaprophytes
  • CHolozoic

Q3:

Which of the following is a process used by some autotrophs to synthesize their own food using light energy?

  • APhotosynthesis
  • BMonomerization
  • CBiosynthesis
  • DPolymerization
  • EChemosynthesis

Q4:

Which of the following best describes organisms that use heterotrophic nutrition?

  • AThey are able to synthesize their own food.
  • BThey consume a different form of food every day.
  • CThey do not require food but survive off water alone.
  • DThey obtain food from feeding on other organisms.

Q5:

Which of the following best describes organisms that use autotrophic nutrition?

  • AThey obtain food from feeding on other organisms.
  • BThey do not require food but survive off water alone.
  • CThey are able to synthesize their own food from simple inorganic materials.
  • DThey automatically detect when food is present in an area.

Q6:

What are the two major types of nutrition?

  • AAutotrophic and phototrophic
  • BAutotrophic and heterotrophic
  • CHeterotrophic and chemotrophic
  • DChemotrophic and phototrophic

Q7:

Which of the following is not a benefit that good nutrition provides?

  • AIt provides the energy required for life processes.
  • BIt can cure an organism’s genetic disorders.
  • CIt provides the materials needed for growth and repair.

Q8:

Which of the following is not an example of a group that a heterotrophic organism could be classified into?

  • APrototrophs
  • BHolozoic
  • CParasites
  • DSaprophytes

Q9:

Leeches, shown in the picture, attach to the body of another organism and obtain their nutrition by consuming some of that organism’s blood. What classification of heterotrophic organisms do they belong to?

Leech attach to the human body
  • AParasites
  • BHolozoic
  • CSaprophytes

Q10:

Fungi, like the toadstool mushroom shown in the picture, are heterotrophs that obtain nutrition from dead and decaying organisms. What classification of heterotrophic organisms do they belong to?

Mushroom
  • AHolozoic
  • BParasites
  • CSaprophytes

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