Chapter 9 Science Test

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  • 1. 
    Which BEST explains how different animals can share the same habitat?
    • A. 

      They both use mimicry.

    • B. 

      They have different niches.

    • C. 

      They have different ecosystems.

    • D. 

      They have the same niche.

  • 2. 
    The adaptation shown by this insect is an example of:
    • A. 

      Warning coloration

    • B. 

      Hibernation

    • C. 

      Mimicry

    • D. 

      Migration

  • 3. 
    Which is LEAST likely to make a species go extinct?
    • A. 

      Cutting down entire forests

    • B. 

      Putting animals in a zoo

    • C. 

      Polluting mountain streams

    • D. 

      Draining wetlands

  • 4. 
    The role a plant or animal plays in its environment is its
    • A. 

      Adaptation

    • B. 

      Habitat

    • C. 

      Niche

    • D. 

      Species

  • 5. 
    Which is a NATURAL barrier to the migration of some species?
    • A. 

      A dam

    • B. 

      A city

    • C. 

      A mountain

    • D. 

      A highway

  • 6. 
    The coral snake is poisonous, but the scarlet king snake is not. Which best explains why the scarlet king snake looks similar to the coral snake?
    • A. 

      The king snake shares a habitat with the coral snake.

    • B. 

      The king snake uses mimicry to look like a poisonous snake.

    • C. 

      Both snakes use camouflage to hide from predators.

  • 7. 
    In this desert ecosystem, most animals are active only at night. The animals are adapted to which nonliving part of the ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Soil

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Air

  • 8. 
    How might using poison to kill a pest be harmful to other organisms?
    • A. 

      The poison might not kill many of the pests.

    • B. 

      The poison might cause rocks and minerals to change color.

    • C. 

      The pest killed by the poison might be replaced by new pests.

    • D. 

      The pest killed by the poison might be food for other organisms.

  • 9. 
    Hibernation is an adaptation for surviving _______.
    • A. 

      Very hot summers

    • B. 

      Very cold winters

    • C. 

      Droughts

    • D. 

      Floods

  • 10. 
    True or false: Animals use camouflage to warn predators that the are dangerous or poisonous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A bright blue insect has the same color pattern as a poisonous frog. Predators that avoid eating the frog also avoid eating the insect. Which adaptation helps the insect survive?
    • A. 

      Camouflage

    • B. 

      Migration

    • C. 

      Hibernation

    • D. 

      Mimicry

  • 12. 
    A scientist wants to research the behavior of Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Which procedure would be BEST for the scientist to follow?
    • A. 

      Observe them in the zoo.

    • B. 

      Read books about Bengal tigers.

    • C. 

      Drive a car right up to the Bengal Tigers.

    • D. 

      Hide in the forest where the Bengal tigers live and observe them.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason why scientists study fossils?
    • A. 

      To find out about species that used to live on Earth.

    • B. 

      To learn about the history of the Earth.

    • C. 

      To compare extinct species with modern-day species.

    • D. 

      To learn about the current atmosphere of the Earth.

  • 14. 
    A scientist who studies fossils is a ___________.
    • A. 

      Meteorologist

    • B. 

      Fossilologist

    • C. 

      Paleontologist

    • D. 

      Batman

  • 15. 
    A species is said to be ___________ when the last member of the species has died.
    • A. 

      Extinct

    • B. 

      Migrate

    • C. 

      Endangered

    • D. 

      Expensive

  • 16. 
    When food or water become scarce in a region, some animals move or ____________ to another region.
    • A. 

      Hibernate

    • B. 

      Migrate

    • C. 

      Meditate

    • D. 

      Extinction

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