Item IE038006: Organisms of the same species (horses or cows) and of different species (horses vs. cows) compete for resources.

Horses and cows are living in the same fenced pasture. The grass is the only source of food available to the horses and cows. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

  1. The cows compete with other cows, the horses compete with other horses, but the cows and horses do not compete with each other for the grass.
  2. The cows do not compete with other cows, the horses do not compete with other horses, and the cows and horses do not compete with each other for the grass.
  3. The cows compete with other cows, the horses compete with other horses, and the cows and horses compete with each other for the grass.
  4. The cows do not compete with other cows, the horses do not compete with other horses, but the cows and horses compete with each other for the grass.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item IE038006

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall62%
Grades 6–858%
Grades 9–1266%
Male59%
Female64%
Primary Language is English63%
Primary Language is not English56%

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