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  • 1. 

    What type of ecosystem are cnidarians found in?

    • A.

      Under your bed

    • B.

      Aquatic environments

    • C.

      Ponds

    • D.

      The Sewer

    Correct Answer
    B. Aquatic environments
    Explanation
    Cnidarians are found in aquatic environments because they are marine organisms that live in saltwater habitats such as oceans, seas, and coral reefs. They have adaptations that allow them to thrive in these environments, such as tentacles with stinging cells to capture prey and a body structure that enables them to float or attach to surfaces underwater. Therefore, the correct answer is aquatic environments.

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  • 2. 

    What class is the jellyfish found in?

    • A.

      Hydrozoa

    • B.

      Cubozoa

    • C.

      Scyphozoa

    • D.

      Anthozoa

    Correct Answer
    C. Scyphozoa
    Explanation
    Scyphozoa is the correct answer because it is the class in which jellyfish are found. Jellyfish belong to the phylum Cnidaria, and within this phylum, they are classified into different classes. Scyphozoa is one of these classes and includes the true jellyfish. The other options, Hydrozoa, Cubozoa, and Anthozoa, represent different classes within the phylum Cnidaria, but they do not include jellyfish.

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  • 3. 

    What type of symmetry does a cnidarian have?

    • A.

      Radical Symmetry

    • B.

      Bilateral Symmetry

    Correct Answer
    A. Radical Symmetry
    Explanation
    Cnidarians, such as jellyfish and sea anemones, exhibit radical symmetry. This means that their body parts are arranged around a central axis, resulting in multiple planes of symmetry. Unlike bilateral symmetry, where there is only one plane of symmetry, cnidarians have several planes of symmetry that radiate from a central point. This allows them to capture prey from any direction and adapt to their environment in a more flexible manner.

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  • 4. 

    What Phylum is the Jellyfish in?

    • A.

    Explanation
    Jellyfish belong to the phylum Cnidaria. This phylum includes a diverse group of aquatic animals characterized by their specialized cells called cnidocytes, which contain stinging structures called nematocysts. Jellyfish, along with other cnidarians such as sea anemones and corals, have a simple body structure with a bell-shaped or umbrella-like body and tentacles. They are known for their gelatinous, translucent bodies and their ability to sting prey or predators.

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  • 5. 

    How many germ layers are found in the Cnidarians?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Cnidarians, such as jellyfish and sea anemones, have two germ layers. Germ layers are the primary cell layers that form during embryonic development. In cnidarians, these layers are known as the ectoderm and endoderm. The ectoderm gives rise to the outer layer of the body, while the endoderm forms the inner layer. The presence of two germ layers is a characteristic feature of cnidarians and distinguishes them from organisms with a greater number of germ layers, such as triploblastic animals with three germ layers.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the picture

    • A.

      Box Jellyfish

    • B.

      Coral

    • C.

      Jellyfish

    • D.

      Hydrozoans

    Correct Answer
    C. Jellyfish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jellyfish. The other options, Box Jellyfish, Coral, and Hydrozoans, are all related to jellyfish in some way, but they are not the actual picture being identified. The picture is of a jellyfish, which is a type of marine animal that is known for its gelatinous body and tentacles.

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  • 7. 

    Which is NOT an example of a Cnidaria?

    • A.

      Jellyfish

    • B.

      Hydrozoans

    • C.

      Corals

    • D.

      Sponges

    Correct Answer
    D. Sponges
    Explanation
    Sponges are not an example of a Cnidaria. Cnidaria is a phylum of animals that includes jellyfish, hydrozoans, and corals. Sponges, on the other hand, belong to the phylum Porifera. While both groups are aquatic, sponges are characterized by their porous bodies and filter-feeding mechanism, while Cnidaria have specialized stinging cells called cnidocytes. Therefore, sponges do not fit the criteria to be classified as a Cnidaria.

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  • 8. 

    What types of body plan does a Cnidarian have?

    • A.

      Medusa and Polyp

    • B.

      Medusa and Nerve net

    • C.

      Polyp and Nerve net

    • D.

      Polyp and Cnidaria

    Correct Answer
    A. Medusa and Polyp
    Explanation
    Cnidarians have two main body plans, which are the medusa and the polyp. The medusa body plan is characterized by a bell-shaped body with tentacles hanging down, while the polyp body plan is characterized by a cylindrical body with tentacles pointing upwards. Both body plans are found in cnidarians, allowing them to adapt to different environments and lifestyles. The nerve net mentioned in the options is a characteristic of cnidarians, but it is not a body plan.

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  • 9. 

    How does a Jellyfish acquire food?

    • A.

      Hands

    • B.

      Feet

    • C.

      Tenticles

    • D.

      Gastrovascular Cavity

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenticles
    Explanation
    Jellyfish acquire food through their tentacles. These long, slender extensions contain specialized cells called cnidocytes, which are equipped with stinging structures called nematocysts. When prey comes into contact with the tentacles, the nematocysts are triggered, injecting venom into the prey and immobilizing it. The tentacles then bring the paralyzed prey to the jellyfish's mouth, where it is consumed. The tentacles play a crucial role in capturing and securing food for the jellyfish's nourishment.

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  • 10. 

    What type of body plan is pictured?

    • A.

      Polyp

    • B.

      Medusa

    • C.

      Pharynx

    • D.

      Annelids

    Correct Answer
    A. Polyp
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Polyp. A polyp is a type of body plan found in cnidarians, such as jellyfish and sea anemones. It is characterized by a cylindrical body with a mouth surrounded by tentacles facing upwards. Polyps are generally sessile and attached to a substrate, using their tentacles to capture prey. This body plan is distinct from a medusa, which is a free-swimming, bell-shaped body form found in the same group of animals.

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