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Cold Blooded Killers and Scaly Survivors multiple choice test

1)      What is the most common color adaptation in nature?

A)    green

B)    camouflage

C)    warning coloration

D)    mimicry

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 2)      Where does the Rough Green Snake live?

A)    in wetlands

B)    in trees

C)    on the ground

D)    in grasslands

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 3)      What is the color adaptation of the Milk Snake called?

A)    striped

B)    camouflage

C)    danger coloration

D)    warning coloration

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 4)      A harmless animal that looks like a dangerous animal is an example of  ____________.

A)    mirror imaging

B)    copy coloration

C)    mimicry

D)    danger replication 

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5)      Which color in Corn Snakes is most common and considered normal?

A)    grey and black

B)    red and black

C)    red and yellow

D)    yellow and white

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6)      What type of Corn Snake has the best camouflage in a forest?

A)    grey and black

B)    red and black

C)    red and yellow

D)    yellow and white

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7)      What type of Corn Snake has the best camouflage in dry grassland?

A)    grey and black

B)    red and black

C)    red and yellow

D)    yellow and white

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8)      Most of the producers in an aquatic ecosystem are ____________.

A)    very large

B)    microscopic

C)    plants

D)    bacteria

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9)      Where do primary consumers get their energy?

A)    directly from the sun

B)    eating producers

C)    eating animals

D)    eating dead things

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10)  What are most of the creatures at the bottom of the food chain in an aquatic ecosystem?

A)    plants

B)    animals

C)    plankton

D)    bacteria

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11)  Alligator Snapping Turtles have an unusual predator adaptation with their ____________.

A)    shell

B)    tail

C)    tongue

D)    jaws

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12)  What model does the best job of explaining what eats what in an ecosystem?

A)    food chain

B)    food web

C)    food pyramid

D)    food triangle

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13)  The scale on the nose of a Hognose Snake is an adaptation for _______________?

A)    puncturing toads to deflate and swallow them

B)    helping the snake to smell

C)    helping the snake to breath

D)    digging up toads

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14)  What do Toads, Hognose Snakes and the Green Iguana have in common as a defense against predators?

A)    warning coloration

B)    sharp teeth

C)    making themselves look bigger

D)    poison in their skin

 

15)  Which turtle has the best protection with its shell?

A)    Alligator Snapping Turtle

B)    Common Snapping Turtle

C)    Box Turtle

D)    All of these turtles have about the same protection

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16)  Why is the tail of the Five-Lined Skink bright blue?

A)    warning coloration

B)    it is poisonous

C)    to attract the predator

D)    to confuse the predator

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17)  What are the jaws of snakes adapted for _________________?

A)    crushing their prey

B)    injecting venom into their prey

C)    swallowing large prey whole

D)    chewing their prey

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18)  What does the venom of a pit viper do to its prey?

A)    paralyzes it

B)    stops its heart

C)    poisons it

D)    digests it

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 19)  Which of the following is not a way to identify a pit viper?

A)    they are shiny snakes

B)    their head is triangle shaped

C)    their body is thick

D)    they have a pupil like a cat

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20)  What is the most common venomous snake in our area?

A)    Eastern Coral Snake

B)    Timber Rattlesnake

C)    Northern Copperhead

D)    Western Cottonmouth

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21)  What are the pits of a pit viper an adaptation for?

A)    hearing

B)    smell

C)    taste

D)    night vision

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22)  Pit vipers have a bite that is deadly to humans.

A)    true

B)    false

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23)  What is the most important group of animals on earth?

A)    vertebrate animals

B)    reptiles

C)    mammals

D)    insects

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24)  How are the teeth of snakes adapted for holding onto their prey?

A)    they are long and sharp

B)    they are sharp and curved

C)    they are hollow

D)    they are different lengths

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25)  Alligator Snapping Turtles are found in most lakes and streams in our area.

A)    true

B)    false

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