Articles > Quizzes & Surveys > Decomposer definition – quiz Decomposer definition – quiz Quiz Choose the best answer. 1. Organisms that break down decaying organisms Producers Consumers Decomposers 2. All of the following are the general characteristics of fungi except for Photosynthetic Saprophytic Heterotrophic 3. Specifically feed on dead or decaying organisms Saprophytes Detritivores Decomposers 4. How are earthworms an important decomposer? They absorb nutrients from organic matter They enrich soil when breaking down litter They enhance digestion in the intestinal tract 5. Which of the following are not decomposers? Fungi Dung beetles Algae Send Your Results (Optional) Your Name To Email Time is Up!