Review Quiz: Do You Have Basic Knowledge About Worms? Trivia

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Do You Have Basic Knowledge About Worms? Worms can be found in the human body or on earth. When worms are in humans can cause a lot of health issues and pain, and they normally live in the intestines. Do you know that there are thousands of worms that exist? Take this quiz and see if you know the characteristics of some of them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    List five characteristics shared by all worms. 

    • A.

      They Don't Have Legs

    • B.

      Invertebrates

    • C.

      Bilateral Symmetry

    • D.

      Radial Symmetry

    • E.

      Have heads and tail ends

    • F.

      Tissues, Organs and Body Systems

    • G.

      Long Narrow Bodies

    • H.

      Vertebrates

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They Don't Have Legs
    B. Invertebrates
    C. Bilateral Symmetry
    E. Have heads and tail ends
    F. Tissues, Organs and Body Systems
    G. Long Narrow Bodies
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes characteristics that are shared by all worms. These include the fact that worms don't have legs, they are invertebrates, they have bilateral symmetry, they have heads and tail ends, they have tissues, organs, and body systems, and they have long narrow bodies.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the statement that is true about worms . 

    • A.

      A worm has sensory organs in its head so that it can respond to food, mates, and predators.

    • B.

      The only way worms can reproduce is through sexual reproduction.

    • C.

      In some certain species, each worm can have both a male and female sex organs.

    • D.

      Worms don't have any brains.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A worm has sensory organs in its head so that it can respond to food, mates, and predators.
    C. In some certain species, each worm can have both a male and female sex organs.
  • 3. 

    Choose the description(s) that describes most Flatworms. 

    • A.

      Flat Bodies

    • B.

      Round Bodies

    • C.

      Include tapeworms and planarians

    • D.

      One way digestive system

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Flat Bodies
    C. Include tapeworms and planarians
    Explanation
    Flatworms are characterized by their flat bodies, which is one of the descriptions that most accurately describes them. Additionally, the statement "Include tapeworms and planarians" is also correct, as these are examples of flatworms. The other two descriptions, "Round Bodies" and "One way digestive system," do not accurately describe flatworms.

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  • 4. 

    An organism that lives inside or on another organism and takes its food is a(n) ...

    Correct Answer(s)
    Parasite
    Parasitic
    parasite
    Parasitic
    Explanation
    An organism that lives inside or on another organism and takes its food is referred to as a parasite. This type of organism relies on its host for nourishment and often causes harm to the host in the process. The terms "parasite" and "parasitic" both accurately describe this relationship between the organisms.

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  • 5. 

    Determine whether the following statement is True/False? A parasite has no affect on it's host. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement that a parasite has no effect on its host is false. Parasites are organisms that live in or on another organism (the host) and obtain nutrients from it. They often harm or weaken the host in the process of obtaining these nutrients. Parasites can cause a variety of negative effects on their hosts, including reduced growth, decreased reproductive success, and increased susceptibility to other diseases. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that parasites have no effect on their hosts.

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  • 6. 

    Determine whether the following statement is True/False. Free-Living flatworms typically live in ponds, damp soil, and oceans. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Free-living flatworms are known to inhabit various aquatic environments, including ponds and oceans. They can also be found in damp soil. Therefore, the statement that free-living flatworms typically live in ponds, damp soil, and oceans is true.

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  • 7. 

    Select the best describing characteristic of Planarians.

    • A.

      Parasite

    • B.

      Scavenger

    • C.

      Herbivore

    • D.

      Predator

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Scavenger
    D. Predator
    Explanation
    Planarians have a diverse diet, which includes both scavenging and predation. They are known to feed on dead organic matter as scavengers, as well as actively hunt and prey on small invertebrates. This combination of scavenging and predation makes them opportunistic feeders, able to adapt to different food sources depending on availability. Therefore, the best describing characteristic of Planarians is that they are both scavengers and predators.

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  • 8. 

    Determine whether the following statement is True/False. Planarians rely on their eyesight to find food. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Planarians do not rely on their eyesight to find food. They have a unique ability to detect and locate food using chemoreceptors and their sense of smell. These organisms have a simple nervous system that allows them to respond to chemical cues in their environment, guiding them towards food sources. Therefore, their eyesight is not essential for finding food.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the statement that is true about roundworms . 

    • A.

      Roundworms have a digestive system that's like a tube, open at both of its ends.

    • B.

      Roundworms n live in nearly ANY dry environment.

    • C.

      Roundworms have flat bodies.

    • D.

      Most round worms are tiny and difficult to see.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Roundworms have a digestive system that's like a tube, open at both of its ends.
    D. Most round worms are tiny and difficult to see.
    Explanation
    Roundworms have a digestive system that is like a tube, open at both ends. This means that food enters through one end and waste is expelled through the other end. Additionally, most roundworms are tiny and difficult to see, which makes them hard to detect without the use of a microscope or other magnification tools.

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  • 10. 

    Determine whether the following statement is True/False. Wastes exit a roundworms digestive system through an opening called the anus. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. Roundworms, like most animals, have a complete digestive system with a mouth for ingestion and an anus for waste elimination. The anus is the opening through which undigested food and waste materials are expelled from the digestive tract of roundworms.

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  • 11. 

    Worms have — symmetry. 

    Correct Answer
    Bilateral
    bilateral
    Explanation
    Worms have bilateral symmetry, which means that their body can be divided into two equal halves along a central axis. This symmetry allows them to have a distinct head and tail region, as well as a left and right side. This type of symmetry is common among animals that have a definite front and back, and it allows for better coordination and movement in a specific direction.

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  • 12. 

    Roundworms have a  ____________  digestive system.Segmented worms have a  ____________  digestive system.

    Correct Answer
    two way
    one way
    Explanation
    Roundworms have a two-way digestive system, which means they have a separate mouth and anus for the intake and elimination of food. On the other hand, segmented worms have a one-way digestive system, where food enters through the mouth and passes through a series of compartments before being expelled through the anus.

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  • 13. 

    What are examples of segmented worms?

    • A.

      Earthworms

    • B.

      Meal worms

    • C.

      Tapeworms

    Correct Answer
    A. Earthworms
    Explanation
    Segmented worms are a type of invertebrate animals that are characterized by their segmented bodies. Earthworms are a well-known example of segmented worms. They have long, cylindrical bodies with numerous segments. They play a crucial role in the ecosystem by breaking down organic matter and improving soil fertility. Mealworms, on the other hand, are not segmented worms but are actually the larvae of darkling beetles. Tapeworms, although they are worms, are not segmented worms either. They belong to a different group known as flatworms.

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  • 14. 

    What are examples of flatworms?

    • A.

      Earthworms

    • B.

      Meal worms

    • C.

      Tapeworms

    Correct Answer
    C. Tapeworms
    Explanation
    Tapeworms are examples of flatworms. They are parasitic worms that live in the intestines of animals, including humans. Unlike earthworms and mealworms, tapeworms have a long, flat body with segments. They lack a digestive system and absorb nutrients directly from their host's intestines. Tapeworms can cause various health issues in their hosts, such as weight loss, malnutrition, and digestive problems. Therefore, tapeworms are a specific type of flatworm that differs from other worms like earthworms and mealworms.

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  • 15. 

    How do worms reproduce?

    • A.

      Asexually

    • B.

      Both A and C

    • C.

      Sexually

    Correct Answer
    B. Both A and C
    Explanation
    Worms reproduce both asexually and sexually. Asexual reproduction in worms occurs through a process called fragmentation, where a worm can regenerate into a new individual from a broken piece. Sexual reproduction involves the exchange of genetic material between two worms, leading to the production of offspring with a combination of traits from both parents. Therefore, worms have the ability to reproduce in both ways, ensuring genetic diversity through sexual reproduction and rapid population growth through asexual reproduction.

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  • 16. 

    What are the three phyla of worms?

    • A.

      Parasites, hosts, and scavengers

    • B.

      Segmented worms, circulatory system, and roundworms

    • C.

      Flatworms, segmented worms, and roundworms

    Correct Answer
    C. Flatworms, segmented worms, and roundworms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is flatworms, segmented worms, and roundworms. These three phyla are all types of worms found in the animal kingdom. Flatworms, also known as Platyhelminthes, are characterized by their flattened bodies. Segmented worms, or Annelids, have bodies made up of repeating segments. Roundworms, or Nematodes, have long, cylindrical bodies. These three phyla represent different groups of worms with distinct characteristics and adaptations.

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  • 17. 

    List the 5 characteristics of worms

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