Quiz - Animal Kingdom

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Quiz - Animal Kingdom

This is a quiz on the Animal Kingdom. There are 25 questions and 15 will be randomly selected for each quiz. You MAY use your study guide, but keep in mind that you only have 15 minutes to complete the quiz. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a characteristic of all living organisms? 
    • A. 

      They are made of cells

    • B. 

      They all have chloroplasts to make their food from the energy from sunlight

    • C. 

      All living organisms are multi-cellular

    • D. 

      All living things have backbones

  • 2. 
    To what category of animals do the yellow sponges in this photo belong? 
    • A. 

      Porifera

    • B. 

      Cnidaria

    • C. 

      Nematoda

    • D. 

      Vertebrates

  • 3. 
    The majority of  invertebrate species belong to which category of animals? 
    • A. 

      Arthropods

    • B. 

      Mollusks

    • C. 

      Cnideria

    • D. 

      Mammals

  • 4. 
    ____________________ are animals with an exoskeleton, segmented bodies, and jointed appendages.  Insects, crustaceans, and arachnids belong to this category of animal. 
    • A. 

      Arthropods

    • B. 

      Annelids

    • C. 

      Mollusks

    • D. 

      Vertebrates

  • 5. 
    __________________________  are vertebrates that undergo a metamorphosis during some time during their lives. 
    • A. 

      Amphibians

    • B. 

      Butterflies

    • C. 

      Iguanas

    • D. 

      Reptiles

  • 6. 
    Check ALL of the characteristics that explain why the baby manatee shown below is a MAMMAL: 
    • A. 

      It drinks mother's milk when it's a baby

    • B. 

      It is warm blooded

    • C. 

      It's cute

    • D. 

      It is born alive

    • E. 

      It has hair, or it's recent ancestors had hair

    • F. 

      It's cold-blooded

  • 7. 
    Warm-blooded animals that have a backbone and lay hard-shelled eggs are...
    • A. 

      Birds

    • B. 

      Fish

    • C. 

      Mammals

    • D. 

      Reptiles

    • E. 

      Amphibians

  • 8. 
    Cold-blooded animals with dry scales, a backbone, and that lay leathery eggs are...
    • A. 

      Reptiles

    • B. 

      Mammals

    • C. 

      Amphibians

    • D. 

      Fish

    • E. 

      Birds

  • 9. 
    All birds can fly and no mammals can fly. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Clams, octopi, and squid all belong to which phylum of invertebrates? 
    • A. 

      Mollusks

    • B. 

      Annelids

    • C. 

      Cnidaria

    • D. 

      Echinodermata

  • 11. 
    ______________ is a phylum containing over 10,000 species of animals found exclusively in aquatic and mostly marine environments. Their distinguishing feature is cnidocytes, specialized stinging cells that they use mainly for capturing prey.  Animals in this phylum include jellyfish and Portuguese man of war. 
    • A. 

      Cnideria

    • B. 

      Mammalia

    • C. 

      Nematode

    • D. 

      Echinodermata

  • 12. 
    _________________are a phylum of marine animals. The adults are recognizable by their radial symmetry, and include such well-known animals as starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea cucumbers.
    • A. 

      Echinodermata

    • B. 

      Reptilians

    • C. 

      Nematodes

    • D. 

      Porifera

  • 13. 
    Some animals don't fall neatly into one category or another.  The platypus is one example.  They lay eggs instead of giving live birth.  Why do scientists consider a platypus a mammal. Check ALL that apply. 
    • A. 

      Platypus young drink mother's milk

    • B. 

      They are warm-blooded

    • C. 

      They have fur

    • D. 

      They live in the water

    • E. 

      They lay eggs

    • F. 

      They are born alive

  • 14. 
    I'm warm-blooded, lay hard-shelled eggs, and have feathers. What am I? 
    • A. 

      A bird

    • B. 

      A turtle

    • C. 

      A mammal

    • D. 

      An insect

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