Biodiversity Vocabulary

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Biodiversity Quizzes & Trivia

Multiple choice quiz on biodiversity vocabulary for 5th grade science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Adaptation
    • A. 

      A change in the environment that affects an organism

    • B. 

      A characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment

    • C. 

      An instinct

    • D. 

      A difference among members of the same species.

  • 2. 
    Natural Selection
    • A. 

      Is the same as a variation

    • B. 

      A characteristic that is passed from generation to generation

    • C. 

      Survival of the fittest - organisms that are best suited to environment survive and reproduce

    • D. 

      The path that energy and nutrients follow in an ecosystem.

  • 3. 
    Absolute age is the age of a fossil in years and relative age is the is the age of a rock compared to another rock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A ___________ is a difference among members of the same species that enables individuals to better survive and reproduce. 
  • 5. 
    Protective coloration is used by a male peacock to protect itself from predators.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Mimicry is used by which of the following animals to protect themselves from prey?
    • A. 

      The coral snake.

    • B. 

      The viceroy butterfly

    • C. 

      The robber fly

  • 7. 
    Mutation
    • A. 

      Is a change in an organism's genetic material

    • B. 

      Is a portion of a chromosome that contains chemical instructions for inherited traits.

    • C. 

      Is the passing down of inherited traits from one generation to another

    • D. 

      Is a many celled organism

  • 8. 
    Animals that use protective coloration include
    • A. 

      The arctic fox

    • B. 

      The tiger

    • C. 

      The emperor penguin

  • 9. 
    Camouflage is any coloring shape or pattern that allows organisms to blend into the environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Why do you think biodiversity is important?