Year 9 Adaptations

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 Year 9 Adaptations
A quiz created to check the understanding of Year 9 classes with respect to adaptations

  
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  • 1. 
    Rats come out at night to scavenge. This helps them to avoid some predators. What type of adaptation is this?
    • A. 

      A structural adaptation

    • B. 

      A behavioural adaptation

    • C. 

      A looking adaptation


  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a structural adaptation?
    • A. 

      An owl has forward facing eyes so it can focus on its prey

    • B. 

      Owls come out at night (they are nocturnal)

    • C. 

      Owls care for their young in a nest


  • 3. 
    READ THIS:Weta have long strong legs for jumping; they have a hard exoskeleton (a skeleton that is on the outside of their bodies; and they tend to hide away in rotten logs or under leaves.QUESTION: how many structural adaptations were mentioned in the text above?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      0


  • 4. 
    An adaptation is ...
    • A. 

      Something about the way an organism (animal, plant etc) looks

    • B. 

      Something that helps an organism to survive; it suits it to its habitat


  • 5. 
    Which of the following would be useful adaptation(s) if you lived on a cold snowy mountain? (There may be more than one answer).
    • A. 

      Long thick fur to keep you warm

    • B. 

      Small ears to stop you loosing too much heat

    • C. 

      Tiny little pointed hooves so that you sink into the snow

    • D. 

      Dark coloured fur


  • 6. 
    Which of the following would be useful adaptation(s) if you lived in a hot dry place? (There may be more than one answer).NOTE: not all of these adaptations would necessarily be in the same animal!
    • A. 

      Big ears to help you get rid of your body heat

    • B. 

      Long thick fur to keep you warm

    • C. 

      Coming out at night when it is cooler (being nocturnal)

    • D. 

      Having a hump that stores water for you to use when you need it


  • 7. 
    Which of the following would be useful adaptation(s) if you lived in an ocean? (There may be more than one answer).
    • A. 

      A thick layer of fat to keep you insulated (warm)

    • B. 

      Big forward facing eyes to see your prey

    • C. 

      Echolocation to help you locate your prey in the dark murky waters

    • D. 

      Feet with long slim toes for gripping


  • 8. 
    Which of the following would be useful adaptation(s) if you lived in a wetland (swampy place)? (There may be more than one answer).
    • A. 

      Short legs and a heavy body

    • B. 

      Long legs for wading

    • C. 

      Wide splayed feet with long toes to stop you sinking in soft, damp ground

    • D. 

      Feathers that are blue and green to keep you hidden amongst the blue waters and green plants


  • 9. 
    Which of the following would be useful adaptation(s) if you lived in a cave? (There may be more than one answer).
    • A. 

      Being white so you show up well against the dark

    • B. 

      Having echolocation so you can find things in the dark

    • C. 

      Being dark coloured so you are hidden in the dark


  • 10. 
    Structural adaptations are ones that ...
    • A. 

      Are to do with the way an animal or plant behaves

    • B. 

      Are to do with the way an animal or plant acts

    • C. 

      Are to do with the way an animal or plant looks


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