Birds Quiz For 5th Grade Students

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Take home version of the birds quiz for 5th grade science


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A focal species is a species that _______________________________.

    • A.

      Scientists watch to indicate changes in the environment

    • B.

      Is important for the survival of other species

    • C.

      Is the strongest species in a specific environment

    • D.

      Scientists focus on because we don't know much about it yet

    Correct Answer
    A. Scientists watch to indicate changes in the environment
    Explanation
    A focal species is a species that scientists watch to indicate changes in the environment. This means that scientists use this particular species as an indicator to monitor and assess the health and condition of an ecosystem. By observing the behavior, population trends, and overall well-being of the focal species, scientists can gather valuable information about the state of the environment and any potential changes or impacts that may be occurring.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of birds?

    • A.

      Feathers and wings

    • B.

      Ectotherm

    • C.

      Claws on their toes

    • D.

      4 chambered heart

    Correct Answer
    B. Ectotherm
    Explanation
    Birds are endothermic, meaning they can generate and maintain their own body heat. Ectotherms, on the other hand, rely on external sources to regulate their body temperature. Feathers and wings, claws on their toes, and a 4 chambered heart are all characteristics of birds. Therefore, the characteristic that is NOT a characteristic of birds is being ectothermic.

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  • 3. 

    A bird with a "cracker" beak will most likely eat _______________________________.

    • A.

      Earthworms

    • B.

      Fruit

    • C.

      Seeds

    • D.

      Grass

    Correct Answer
    C. Seeds
    Explanation
    A bird with a "cracker" beak is most likely adapted to eat seeds. This type of beak is strong and thick, allowing the bird to crack open the hard shells of seeds to access the nutritious contents inside. While birds with different types of beaks may eat earthworms, fruit, or grass, the "cracker" beak specifically suggests a specialization for consuming seeds.

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  • 4. 

    Contour feathers _____________________________.

    • A.

      Give shape to the birds body

    • B.

      Are flight feathers

    • C.

      Trap heat and keep the bird warm

    • D.

      Are soft and flexible

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Give shape to the birds body
    B. Are flight feathers
    Explanation
    Contour feathers are specialized feathers that give shape to a bird's body and are also known as flight feathers. They play a crucial role in providing support and structure to the bird's wings, allowing for efficient flight. These feathers are long, stiff, and arranged in precise patterns, providing the necessary aerodynamic shape for the bird to glide and maneuver through the air. Additionally, contour feathers also help in insulation by trapping air close to the bird's body, keeping it warm.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following are part of the birds digestive system?

    • A.

      Teeth

    • B.

      Crop

    • C.

      Gizzard

    • D.

      Kidney

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Crop
    C. Gizzard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crop and Gizzard. Teeth are not part of the bird's digestive system as birds do not have teeth. The crop is a specialized pouch in the bird's esophagus that stores and moistens food before it enters the stomach. The gizzard is a muscular organ in the bird's digestive system that grinds and breaks down food. Kidneys are part of the bird's excretory system, not the digestive system.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following are adaptations for flight in a bird's body?

    • A.

      Lightweight bones

    • B.

      No teeth

    • C.

      Down feathers

    • D.

      Large chest muscles

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lightweight bones
    B. No teeth
    D. Large chest muscles
    Explanation
    Birds have several adaptations for flight in their bodies. Lightweight bones are one such adaptation as they reduce the overall weight of the bird, making it easier for them to take off and maneuver in the air. Birds do not have teeth, which also helps in reducing weight and making their bodies more streamlined for flight. Large chest muscles are important for flight as they provide the necessary power and strength for flapping the wings and generating lift. Down feathers, which are soft and fluffy, help to insulate the bird and maintain body temperature during flight.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the beak in the picture below.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Spear
    Probe
    Speer
    Explanation
    The picture shows an object with a pointed tip, which is commonly associated with a spear. Additionally, the word "probe" is also a possible identification since it can refer to a similar pointed instrument used for investigation or examination. However, "Speer" is not a recognized term for a beak or any related object, so it is not a valid identification in this context.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the beak in the picture below.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Swiss Army Knife
    Shredder
    Cracker
    Shreder
    Shreader
  • 9. 

    Identify the beak in the picture below.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Strainer
    Straner
  • 10. 

    Identify the claw in the picture below.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Climbing
    Climing
  • 11. 

    Identify the claw in the picture below.

    Correct Answer(s)
    scratching
    Scraching
    Skratching
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "scratching." The word "scratching" is the correct spelling for the action of using claws or nails to scrape or rub against a surface. "Scraching" and "Skratching" are incorrect spellings of the word.

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  • 12. 

    This bird grabs small animals off the ground in the dead of night. It nests high in trees away from people and buildings. It loves to soar through the air and then swoop down to catch its prey. What kind of foot and beak do you expect this type of bird to have? Explain your answer in complete sentences.

  • 13. 

    This bird does not fly and lives in cold weather. It eats fish and is adapted to life spent in the water as well as on land. What type of feather, beak, and feet do you expect this bird to have? Explain your answer in complete sentences.

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