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Multiple Choice Questions for “Exotic Aquatic and Back Yard Creatures”

1) Which type of ecosystem has more species of plants and animals than any other type of ecosystem?

  1. Savannah
  2. Desert
  3. Temperate Forest
  4. Tropical Rainforest

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2) The monitor lizard in the program comes from which ecosystem?

  1. Savannah
  2. Desert
  3. Temperate Forest
  4. Tropical Rainforest

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3) Where does the monitor lizard spend most of its time?

  1. in the trees
  2. in underground burrows
  3. on the forest floor
  4. in the water

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4) What adaptation does the monitor lizard have for its environment?

  1. long fingers and sharp claws for climbing trees
  2. webbed feet for swimming
  3. a flexible body for moving in tight spaces
  4. light color to stay cool in the hot sun

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5) The boa constrictor has a pair of tiny bones that stick out like claws.  What are these bones left over from?

  1. ribs
  2. arms
  3. legs
  4. tail bones

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6) What do the monitor lizard and the boa constrictor have in common?

  1. ears
  2. eyelids
  3. a tongue used for smelling
  4. they kill their prey in the same way

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7) Where does the green iguana live?

  1. in the trees
  2. in underground burrows
  3. on the forest floor
  4. in the water

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8) How does the green iguana fit into the food chain?

  1. herbivore
  2. omnivore
  3. decomposer
  4. carnivore

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9) All snakes are ____________.

A. herbivores

B. omnivores

C. decomposers

D. carnivores

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10) Which type of ecosystem has a long dry season and a short rainy season?

  1. Savannah
  2. Desert
  3. Temperate Forest
  4. Tropical Rainforest

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11) Which of these characteristics of reptiles help the bearded dragon survive in the desert?

  1. They have scaly skin
  2. They are cold blooded
  3. The waste from their kidneys is a salt instead of water
  4. They lay eggs
  5. Both B and C

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12) The only land turtle found in our area is the:

A. Alligator Snapping Turtle

B. Box Turtle

C. Softshell Turtle

D. Common Snapping Turtle

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13) What habitat does the aquatic ecosystem need for soft shell turtles to survive?

  1. fast current
  2. deep water
  3. soft bottom of sand or loose gravel
  4. rocky bottom

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14) Where do snapping turtles spend most of their time?

  1. on land
  2. on the shore near a lake or river
  3. swimming in the water
  4. walking on the bottom

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15) What adaptation helps the garter snake be so successful in a cold climate?

  1. They are warm blooded
  2. They have dark color
  3. They have live babies
  4. They stay active all year

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16) What type of ecosystem do we have in our area?

  1. Savannah
  2. Desert
  3. Temperate Forest
  4. Tropical Rainforest

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17) Which of the following causes problems as an introduced species?

  1. Grey tree frog
  2. Bull frog
  3. American toad
  4. Green frog

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18) What is the biggest cause of extinction today?

  1. killing animals for body parts or meat
  2. introduced species
  3. habitat destruction
  4. pollution

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19) Of these frogs and toads, which one has the best adaptions for living on land?

  1. Bullfrog
  2. Grey tree frog
  3. American Toad
  4. African Clawed Frog

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20) Why do the Black Rat Snake and Black King Snake have dark color?

  1. It is good camouflage
  2. It helps them keep cool
  3. It helps them warm up in the sun
  4. It warns predators that they might be dangerous

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