Trivia Quiz About Birds

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Trivia Quiz About Birds

Birds are often considered the most intriguing species in the animal kingdom, given that their DNA makes them some of the closest modern-day animals to be linked with the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. What else do you know about these fascinating creatures? Find out in this trivia quiz about birds.


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  • 1. 
    Birds are now classified in the same group as
    • A. 

      Mammals

    • B. 

      Amphibians

    • C. 

      Reptiles

    • D. 

      People

  • 2. 
    All of the following are characteristics of birds except
    • A. 

      Wings and feathers

    • B. 

      Ectotherm

    • C. 

      High metabolic rate

    • D. 

      Modified skeleton

  • 3. 
    True or False. Some bones of flying birds have large air spaces to lighten the skeleton for flight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Huh

  • 4. 
    The two primary functions of feathers are
    • A. 

      Flight and insulation

    • B. 

      Flight and protection

    • C. 

      Insulation and protection

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The covering of feathers is called
    • A. 

      Down

    • B. 

      Plumage

    • C. 

      Covering

    • D. 

      Insulation

    • E. 

      Blanket

  • 6. 
    True or false. Plumage is never shed or replaced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Byah

  • 7. 
    Birds share all but which of the following with reptiles?
    • A. 

      Skull and skeletal characteristics

    • B. 

      Nucleated red blood cells

    • C. 

      Liver and kidney function

    • D. 

      Behavior

    • E. 

      Eating habits

  • 8. 
    How does flight work in birds?
    • A. 

      Air moving over the upper wing surface travels the same speed as air under the lower surface

    • B. 

      Air moving over the upper wing surface travels slower than air under the lower surface

    • C. 

      Air moving over the upper wing surface travels faster than air under the lower surface

    • D. 

      They just can automatically fly

  • 9. 
    Flattened, tightly closed feathers that create aerodynamic surfaces, such as those of wings and tails are called
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers

  • 10. 
    Feathers that line the tip and trailing edge of the wing are called
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers

  • 11. 
    Feathers that are usually symmetrical and line the body and cover the base of the flight feathers
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers

  • 12. 
    Feathers that have a rudimentary shaft to which a wispy tuft of barbs and barbules is attached
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers

  • 13. 
    Feathers that lie below contour feathers and are included within plumulaceous feathers
    • A. 

      Flight feathers

    • B. 

      Pennaceous feathers

    • C. 

      Contour feathers

    • D. 

      Plumulaceous feathers

    • E. 

      Down feathers

  • 14. 
    Braces the pectoral girdle against the sternum and serves as an additional site for the attachment of flight muscles.
    • A. 

      Synsacrum

    • B. 

      Pygostyle

    • C. 

      Furcula

    • D. 

      Alula

    • E. 

      Airfoil

  • 15. 
    Additional flying muscles attach to a keel along the
    • A. 

      Scapula

    • B. 

      Sternum

    • C. 

      Llium

    • D. 

      Humerus

    • E. 

      Ribs

  • 16. 
    Bird wings form a(n)
    • A. 

      Alula

    • B. 

      Furcula

    • C. 

      Airfoil

    • D. 

      Shape

  • 17. 
    A group of small feathers that bones of the medial digit support.
    • A. 

      Airfoil

    • B. 

      Furcula

    • C. 

      Alula

    • D. 

      Down feathers

  • 18. 
    Birds have a
    • A. 

      1 chambered heart

    • B. 

      2 chambered heart

    • C. 

      3 chambered heart

    • D. 

      4 chambered heart

    • E. 

      100 hearts

  • 19. 
    All of the following are characteristics of the digestive system in birds except
    • A. 

      Slow metabolic rate

    • B. 

      Stomach modified into a gizzard

    • C. 

      Some have a crop

    • D. 

      Stomach is divided into 2 regions

  • 20. 
    Birds are often grouped by their
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Eating habits

    • C. 

      Flying ability

    • D. 

      Regions they live

  • 21. 
    True or false. Cerebral hemispheres are larger in reptiles than in birds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      No clue

  • 22. 
    Both birds and reptiles have a small opening for reproduction and excretion called the
    • A. 

      Cloaca

    • B. 

      Furcula

    • C. 

      Syrinx

    • D. 

      Alula

  • 23. 
    Bird younglings are
    • A. 

      Altricial

    • B. 

      Precocial

    • C. 

      Both of these

    • D. 

      Neither of these

  • 24. 
    True or False. Birds can regulate their own body temperature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Birds are
    • A. 

      Monogamous

    • B. 

      Polygynous

    • C. 

      Polyandrous

    • D. 

      Two of these

    • E. 

      All of these