Item IE075002: Competition between animals does not always involve direct confrontation (fighting).

Which of the following statements about competition between animals is TRUE?

  1. Competition may involve two lions fighting over prey but not two cows eating grass in the same field.
  2. Competition may involve two birds fighting over a nesting site but not one bird placing its eggs in the nest of another.
  3. Competition may involve two birds fighting over a nesting site, two lions fighting over prey, or one bird placing its eggs in the nest of another but not two cows eating grass in the same field.
  4. Competition may involve two birds fighting over a nesting site, two lions fighting over prey, one bird placing its eggs in the nest of another, or two cows eating grass in the same field.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item IE075002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall43%
Grades 6–837%
Grades 9–1249%
Male39%
Female46%
Primary Language is English43%
Primary Language is not English41%

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