Module 16 Definitions- Biology

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 15

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Biology Quizzes & Trivia

A timed quiz covering the definitions and bold print from Module 16. Be sure to not use any punctuation on the fill-in-the-blank questions, and do remember how to spell the word(s) correctly!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The world's largest lizard is the__________ ________.
  • 2. 
    A poison that attacks the nervous system, causing blindness, paralysis, or suffocation is called...
    • A. 

      ...a neurotoxin.

    • B. 

      ...a hemotoxin.

  • 3. 
    A posion that attacks the red blood cells and blood vessels, destroying circulation is called...
    • A. 

      ...a neurotoxin.

    • B. 

      ...a hemotoxin.

  • 4. 
    A shelled, water-retaining egg that allows reptile, bird, and certain mammal embryos to develop on land is called an ____________ egg.
  • 5. 
    Feathers with hooked and smooth barbules, allowing the barbules to interlock are called...
    • A. 

      ...down feathers.

    • B. 

      ...contour feathers.

  • 6. 
    Feathers with smooth barbules but no hooked barbules are called...
    • A. 

      ...downfeathers.

    • B. 

      ...contour feathers.

  • 7. 
    ___________ glands are specialized organs in mammals that produce milk to nourish the young.
  • 8. 
    The period of time during which an embryo develops before being born is known as ________.
  • 9. 
    A _________ is a structure that allows an embryo to be nourished with the mother's blood supply.
  • 10. 
    Is the following characteristic one of the characteristics that separate mammals from the other vertebrates?Hair covering the skin
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      No!

  • 11. 
    If an animal has a toothless bill, it probably belongs to Class ______.
  • 12. 
    If an animal is ectothermic, it probably belongs to Class ___________.
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