Otter Quiz 8th Grade

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Welcome to the Otter Quiz! As we progress in our study of aquatic life in science class you will be quizzed on other aquatic and semi-aquatic animals. Please take this quiz before we meet again on Thursday.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Otters are an endangered species.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Otters being an endangered species means that their population is at risk of becoming extinct. This could be due to various factors such as habitat loss, pollution, hunting, and climate change. The classification of otters as endangered highlights the need for conservation efforts to protect their habitats and promote their population growth.

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  • 2. 

    What is the average size of an otter?

    • A.

      1-2 feet long, 10 pounds

    • B.

      3-4 feet long, 25 pounds

    • C.

      5-6 feet long, 30 pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. 3-4 feet long, 25 pounds
    Explanation
    The average size of an otter is 3-4 feet long and weighs around 25 pounds. This means that most otters fall within this size range and weight category.

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  • 3. 

    Otters spend time on land as well as in the water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Otters are known for their ability to live both on land and in water. They have adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle, spending a significant amount of time in the water hunting for fish and other prey. However, they also come ashore to rest, groom themselves, and raise their young. This dual lifestyle is a characteristic feature of otters, making the statement "Otters spend time on land as well as in the water" true.

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  • 4. 

    Which is a member of the the otter family?

    • A.

      Pigs

    • B.

      Skunks

    • C.

      Rats

    • D.

      Bobcats

    Correct Answer
    B. Skunks
    Explanation
    Skunks are a member of the otter family because they both belong to the Mustelidae family. This family includes various carnivorous mammals, such as weasels, badgers, and otters. Skunks share similar physical characteristics and behaviors with other members of this family, such as a long body, short legs, and the ability to release a strong-smelling spray as a defense mechanism. Pigs, rats, and bobcats do not belong to the otter family and are not closely related to skunks.

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  • 5. 

    Otters are not mammals.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Otters are indeed mammals. Mammals are a group of animals that have fur or hair, give birth to live young, and feed their babies with milk. Otters possess all these characteristics, making them mammals.

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