SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 133: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 133

3. Which pair of organisms is likely to engage in interspecific resource competition?

A. Hare and rat
B. Rat and beetle
C. Hawk and tree
D. Deer and hare
E. Hawk and hare

Correct Answer: D


In order for there to be interspecific competition, each organism must occupy the same niche to some degree. Of all the listed examples, a deer and a hare are most likely to share food resources and habitat space, which would create competition between them.

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