Quiz: Everything About Animal Adaptations

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Quiz: Everything About Animal Adaptations

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An adaptation is:
    • A. 

      A place where an organism lives.

    • B. 

      A characteristic that improves the organism's ability to survive.

    • C. 

      A stage in an animal's life cycle.

    • D. 

      A characteristic the prevents an organism's ability to survive.

  • 2. 
    A place where an organism or group of organisms live and obtain food, air, water, shelter or space, or light needed to survive is called _________________________.
    • A. 

      A habitat

    • B. 

      A metamorphosis

    • C. 

      An adaptation

    • D. 

      Locomotion

  • 3. 
    Some animals begin as an egg and then undergo changes in their life cycle, such as in appearance, color, shape, or growth of new structures. This is called _____________________.
    • A. 

      Metamorphosis

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Birth

    • D. 

      Camouflage

  • 4. 
    "Egg -- larva -- pupa -- adult" is one example of the stages of metamorphosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Some animals have special adaptations for living in their particular habitat. For example, in a cold habitat animals may have ________________.
    • A. 

      Blubber

    • B. 

      Gills

    • C. 

      Venom

    • D. 

      Wings

  • 6. 
    Nocturnal animals ___________________.
    • A. 

      Seek food during the day

    • B. 

      Sleep during the night

    • C. 

      Sleep during the day

    • D. 

      Do not sleep

  • 7. 
    In habitats where food is scarce (little to be found), some animals may have long necks to obtain food or special storage structures for food and water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    One reason an animal may be nocturnal is the temperature in his habitat during the day is cold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which is NOT an example of an animal's behavioral adaptation?
    • A. 

      Taking flight

    • B. 

      Mimicry

    • C. 

      Playing dead

    • D. 

      Claws

  • 10. 
    Hibernation is a resting state that helps animals survive in the summer heat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    During hibernation, what does NOT occur?
    • A. 

      The animal eats a lot of food in the autumn months to store up fat.

    • B. 

      Animals burrow in the ground or hide in dens to stay safe and warm.

    • C. 

      Animals awaken in the spring.

    • D. 

      The animal's breathing speeds up.

  • 12. 
    Migration is:
    • A. 

      The movement of animals over the same route at different times of the year.

    • B. 

      A form of locomotion.

    • C. 

      The movement of animals over the same route in the same season each year.

    • D. 

      A resting state that helps animals survive in the winter months.

  • 13. 
    Migration allows animals to take advantage of resources like food or water in one location when they run low in another location.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which is NOT an example of locomotion?
    • A. 

      Swinging on vines

    • B. 

      Migration

    • C. 

      Hopping

    • D. 

      Crawling

  • 15. 
  • 16. 
    A color or pattern that allows an animal to blend into its environment is called _____________________.
    • A. 

      Migration

    • B. 

      A behavioral adaptation

    • C. 

      Metamorphosis

    • D. 

      Camouflage

  • 17. 
    One advantage to camouflage is that it allows the animal to more easily sneak up on its prey.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Organisms survive in habitats where their basic needs are met. Name the 5 basic needs:
  • 19. 
    If animals cannot adapt to changes in their environment, what is likely to happen?
    • A. 

      Extinction

    • B. 

      Locomotion

    • C. 

      Metamorphosis

    • D. 

      Hibernation

  • 20. 
    Changes in a habitat can affect the survival of an animal. Name 3 natural changes that can occur in an animal's habitat that will affect them?
  • 21. 
    Humans can also affect an animal's habitat by doing things such as clearing land or building.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    A food chain
    • A. 

      Is a model showing the way energy is passed from one organism to another.

    • B. 

      Is a model showing no more than three organisms.

    • C. 

      Is an interlocking device used to keep animals in their cages.

    • D. 

      Contains over ten types of organisms.

  • 23. 
    Food chains contain three types of organisms. Which one is NOT part of the food chain?
    • A. 

      Producers

    • B. 

      Carpenters

    • C. 

      Consumers

    • D. 

      Decomposers

  • 24. 
    The producers are the first organisms listed in a food chain, which include any green plant which uses sunlight to make food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which type of organism in a food chain gets its energy by eating other live plants or animals?
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Decomposers

    • C. 

      Producers

    • D. 

      Carpenters