Book A Ch 3 Test

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  • 1. 
    Identify possible reasons for the recent decline in amphibians, and explain why they are likely to be affected by air pollution.
  • 2. 
    Place a checkmark beside all of the following characteristics that are common to all chordates. 
    • A. 

      Notochord

    • B. 

      Ectotherm

    • C. 

      Pharangeal pouch

    • D. 

      Postanal tail

    • E. 

      Estivation

    • F. 

      Nerve cord

  • 3. 
    The skull and vertebrae are part of the __ invertebrates.
    • A. 

      Circulatory system

    • B. 

      Endoskeleton

    • C. 

      Ectotherm

    • D. 

      Nervous system

  • 4. 
    The lateral line enables a fish to
    • A. 

      Reproduce

    • B. 

      Detect movement

    • C. 

      Withstand the cold

    • D. 

      Swim

  • 5. 
    Which of the following has the MOST species of vertebrates?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Amphibians

    • C. 

      Reptiles

  • 6. 
    ____ are ectotherms that spend time in water and on land, but lay their eggs in water.
    • A. 

      Reptiles

    • B. 

      Amphibians

    • C. 

      Hagfish

  • 7. 
    ____ are ectotherms with dry, scaly skin that lay amniotic eggs.
    • A. 

      Amphibians

    • B. 

      Reptiles

    • C. 

      Salamanders

  • 8. 
    The hearts of most reptiles have ___ chambers.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 9. 
    Because amphibian's overall health reflects the health of their ecosystem, they are
    • A. 

      Chordates

    • B. 

      Ectotherms

    • C. 

      Endotherm

    • D. 

      Biological indicators

  • 10. 
    The body temperature of an endotherm changes with its surroundings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A nerve cord is a structure that later develops a brain at one end. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The nerve cord is a structure along a chordate's body that becomes the backbone. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Fins are overlapping, thin, hard plates that cover a fish's body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The postanal tail is a muscular structure at the end of the developing chordate. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Hiberation is a period of inactivity during hot summer months.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The fluid-filled sac enclosed by a leathery shell that houses developing reptilian embryos is called an amniotic egg.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    One characteristic of reptiles is that they go through metamorphosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Place a checkmark on all of the following that are reptiles.
    • A. 

      Turtle

    • B. 

      Frog

    • C. 

      Perch

    • D. 

      Snake

    • E. 

      Toad

    • F. 

      Shark

    • G. 

      Salamander

    • H. 

      Crocodile

    • I. 

      Aliigator

  • 19. 
    Place a checkmark on all of the following that are amphibians.
    • A. 

      Turtle

    • B. 

      Frog

    • C. 

      Perch

    • D. 

      Snake

    • E. 

      Toad

    • F. 

      Shark

    • G. 

      Salamander

    • H. 

      Crocodile

    • I. 

      Aliigator

  • 20. 
    Place a checkmark on all of the following that are fish.
    • A. 

      Turtle

    • B. 

      Frog

    • C. 

      Perch

    • D. 

      Snake

    • E. 

      Toad

    • F. 

      Shark

    • G. 

      Salamander

    • H. 

      Crocodile

    • I. 

      Aliigator

  • 21. 
    Fish can breathe through gills and their skin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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