Birds Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Birds are now classified in the same group as
    • A. 

      Mammals

    • B. 

      Amphibians

    • C. 

      Reptiles

    • D. 

      People


  • 2. 
    All of the following are characteristics of birds except
    • A. 

      Wings and feathers

    • B. 

      Ectotherm

    • C. 

      High metabolic rate

    • D. 

      Modified skeleton


  • 3. 
    True or False. Some bones of flying birds have large air spaces to lighten the skeleton for flight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Huh


  • 4. 
    The two primary functions of feathers are
    • A. 

      Flight and insulation

    • B. 

      Flight and protection

    • C. 

      Insulation and protection

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 5. 
    The covering of feathers is called
    • A. 

      Down

    • B. 

      Plumage

    • C. 

      Covering

    • D. 

      Insulation

    • E. 

      Blanket


  • 6. 
    True or false. Plumage is never shed or replaced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Byah


  • 7. 
    Birds share all but which of the following with reptiles?
    • A. 

      Skull and skeletal characteristics

    • B. 

      Nucleated red blood cells

    • C. 

      Liver and kidney function

    • D. 

      Behavior

    • E. 

      Eating habits


  • 8. 
    How does flight work in birds?
    • A. 

      Air moving over the upper wing surface travels the same speed as air under the lower surface

    • B. 

      Air moving over the upper wing surface travels slower than air under the lower surface

    • C. 

      Air moving over the upper wing surface travels faster than air under the lower surface

    • D. 

      They just can automatically fly


  • 9. 
    Flattened, tightly closed feathers that create aerodynamic surfaces, such as those of wings and tails are called
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers


  • 10. 
    Feathers that line the tip and trailing edge of the wing are called
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers


  • 11. 
    Feathers that are usually symmetrical and line the body and cover the base of the flight feathers
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers


  • 12. 
    Feathers that have a rudimentary shaft to which a wispy tuft of barbs and barbules is attached
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers


  • 13. 
    Feathers that lie below contour feathers and are included within plumulaceous feathers
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers


  • 14. 
    Braces the pectoral girdle against the sternum and serves as an additional site for the attachment of flight muscles.
    • A. 

      Synsacrum

    • B. 

      Pygostyle

    • C. 

      Furcula

    • D. 

      Alula

    • E. 

      Airfoil


  • 15. 
    Additional flying muscles attach to a keel along the
    • A. 

      Scapula

    • B. 

      Sternum

    • C. 

      Llium

    • D. 

      Humerus

    • E. 

      Ribs


  • 16. 
    Bird wings form a(n)
    • A. 

      Alula

    • B. 

      Furcula

    • C. 

      Airfoil

    • D. 

      Shape


  • 17. 
    A group of small feathers that bones of the medial digit support.
    • A. 

      Airfoil

    • B. 

      Furcula

    • C. 

      Alula

    • D. 

      Down feathers


  • 18. 
    Birds have a
    • A. 

      1 chambered heart

    • B. 

      2 chambered heart

    • C. 

      3 chambered heart

    • D. 

      4 chambered heart

    • E. 

      100 hearts


  • 19. 
    All of the following are characteristics of the digestive system in birds except
    • A. 

      Slow metabolic rate

    • B. 

      Stomach modified into a gizzard

    • C. 

      Some have a crop

    • D. 

      Stomach is divided into 2 regions


  • 20. 
    Birds are often grouped by their
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Eating habits

    • C. 

      Flying ability

    • D. 

      Regions they live


  • 21. 
    True or false. Cerebral hemispheres are larger in reptiles than in birds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      No clue


  • 22. 
    Both birds and reptiles have a small opening for reproduction and excretion called the
    • A. 

      Cloaca

    • B. 

      Furcula

    • C. 

      Syrinx

    • D. 

      Alula


  • 23. 
    Bird younglings are
    • A. 

      Altricial

    • B. 

      Precocial

    • C. 

      Both of these

    • D. 

      Neither of these


  • 24. 
    True or False. Birds can regulate their own body temperature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 25. 
    Birds are
    • A. 

      Monogamous

    • B. 

      Polygynous

    • C. 

      Polyandrous

    • D. 

      Two of these

    • E. 

      All of these


  • 26. 
    Birds are
    • A. 

      Oviparous

    • B. 

      Ovoviviparous

    • C. 

      Both of these

    • D. 

      None of these


  • 27. 
    True or false. Birds have a great sense of olfaction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    Birds use what type of navigation?
    • A. 

      Route-based

    • B. 

      Location-based

    • C. 

      Both of these

    • D. 

      None of these


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