Quiz: Adaptation Of Animals On Planet! Trivia

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Quiz: Adaptation Of Animals On Planet! Trivia

This quiz is about the adaptation of animals and plants which is about how well suited they are to where they live and to how they live. If they are poorly adapted, they will find it difficult or impossible to survive. A plant with short roots would not be well adapted to life in a desert where the water is found a long way below the surface.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Desert tortoises are adapted to live in the desert. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The adults can survive about a year with no water

    • B. 

      The hard shell can't protect them

    • C. 

      They burrow to protect themselves from the extreme heat

    • D. 

      They dig shallow pits to catch water

  • 2. 
    Giraffes are adapted to live on the African savanna. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      They are tall so that it is easy to spot predators

    • B. 

      They can drink up to 12 gallons of water when available

    • C. 

      They have a long neck to eat leaves from tree tops

    • D. 

      They have a tiny heart to pump blood up their necks

  • 3. 
    A cactus is adapted to survive in desert conditions. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Flowers only open during the heat of the day

    • B. 

      The leaves are spines to prevent water loss

    • C. 

      The leaves are spines to stop animals eating them

    • D. 

      The swollen stem stores water

  • 4. 
    An oak tree is adapted to grow in a wood. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      It has a large root system to absorb water and minerals

    • B. 

      It has a large root system to anchor the tree

    • C. 

      It has plenty of leaves to absorb sunlight

    • D. 

      It loses its leaves in autumn to save food

  • 5. 
    The area in which an organism lives is called .......
    • A. 

      A habitat

    • B. 

      A river

    • C. 

      A wood

    • D. 

      An environment

  • 6. 
    A polar bear is adapted to live in the arctic. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      They have a thick layer of fat for insulation

    • B. 

      They have big feet to produce high pressure on the snow

    • C. 

      They have waterproof fur for insulation when in water

    • D. 

      Their fur looks white to blend in with their surroundings

  • 7. 
    Hedgehogs are nocturnal and hibernate during the winter. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Hedgehogs eat insects and worms - they are herbivores

    • B. 

      Their metabolic rate drops in winter

    • C. 

      They are nocturnal as many insects are active at night

    • D. 

      They hibernate as food is scarce in winter

  • 8. 
    A camel is adapted to survive in desert conditions. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The hump is used to store fat

    • B. 

      The nostrils can close to keep sand out

    • C. 

      They have large feet so they do not sink in soft sand

    • D. 

      They have long eyelashes to attract other camels

  • 9. 
    An arctic poppy is adapted to live in the arctic tundra. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The flower moves during the day to face the sun

    • B. 

      The stems and leaves are hairy to prevent water loss

    • C. 

      They grow near to the ground to protect against winds

    • D. 

      They have shallow roots as the top layer of soil is always frozen

  • 10. 
    Penguins are adapted to live in the antarctic. Which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The dark coloured feathers reflect heat from the sun

    • B. 

      Their webbed feet make them powerful swimmers

    • C. 

      They have overlapping feathers to waterproof them

    • D. 

      They have thick skin and lots of fat to keep them warm