5th Grade Science Quiz Questions

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5th Grade Science Quiz Questions

As a fifth grade student you are expected to have an understanding of the environment and how it affects those around it and vice versa. Do you believe you are ready for the end of year science test? If yes take up the quiz below and share your results with us.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way that people and animals can change ecosystems?
    • A. 

      People cut down trees and build houses.

    • B. 

      People introduce new plants and animals to an area.

    • C. 

      Locusts eat plants, leaving no food for other animals.

    • D. 

      Beavers build dams, making new ponds and homes for other animals.

    • E. 

      Animals are unable to destroy homes.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Plants and animals inherit (or receive) half of their genes from each parent.

    • B. 

      Animals do NOT inherit a new mix of genes that causes them to be different.

  • 3. 
    Uninherited traits are certain traits that can be caused by the environment and are NOT inherited. Which is NOT an example of that?
    • A. 

      Birds have specially designed wings for flying like their parents.

    • B. 

      Flowers can be different colors depending on the soil.

    • C. 

      Flamingoes get their pink color from eating shrimp.

  • 4. 
    What is mutation?
    • A. 

      Animals genes staying the same.

    • B. 

      Animals genes changing.

  • 5. 
    Mutations may be helpful, harmful, or neutral. True or False?
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 6. 
    Which is an Structural. Adaptation?
    • A. 

      A hummingbird's long beak helps them get food.

    • B. 

      Lemmings have an instinct to migrate.

  • 7. 
    What can happen when population changes or new organisms are introduced?
    • A. 

      Animals may change color.

    • B. 

      Animals may change shape.

    • C. 

      Animals may change behavior.

  • 8. 
    Which is true of extinction?
    • A. 

      It's when a species has no more members of its kind alive.

    • B. 

      It happens when food and resources become limited.

    • C. 

      It can be learned about by studying fossils.

    • D. 

      An example is the Dodo Bird.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    A pesticide is a __________________ that kills insects.
    • A. 

      Germ

    • B. 

      Poison

    • C. 

      Bug

    • D. 

      Plant

  • 10. 
    A structural adaptation is a ____________________________ that helps the organism to survive.
    • A. 

      Plant

    • B. 

      Insect

    • C. 

      Person

    • D. 

      Body part

  • 11. 
    A behavioral adaptation is a ____________________________________ that helps animals survive.
    • A. 

      Inherited behavior

    • B. 

      Plant

    • C. 

      Body part

    • D. 

      Organism

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