Practice!

Sample Problem

Which of the following are examples of predation?

(A) an animal eats another animal

(B) an animal eats a plant

(C) an organism feeds on the nutrients of a host

(D) a decomposer eats detritus

Solution

(A) and (B) are correct. (C) describes parasitism. (D) is not a form of predation because detritus is dead and predation involves two living organisms.