Hermaphrodites include slugs, worms, and a variety of other invertebrates. What does it mean to be a hermaphrodite animal?
They mate year round
They have both male and female organs
They move without the use of any limbs
They eat plants and bugs only
At some time in their lives, all animals have hair on their bodies. What is the hair’s principal function?
Provide distinction between male and female
Increase sensitivity of touch
Protect against prey
The resting metabolism of reptiles is substantially lower than that of mammals. What are the advantages of having a low resting metabolism?
They are able to more easily survive in cold climates
The animal is able to go long periods of time without breathing
The body requires less fuel (food)
Eye sight is improved
What fish has one eye migrate to the opposite side of its head, giving it both eyes on one side of its head, after being born with eyes on both sides of its head?
Which of the following is an invertebrate’s defining characteristic?
They are warm blooded
They are herbivores
They have no backbone
They are symmetrical
Which of the following insect species is most likely to be seen engaging in sexual cannibalism, with the female eating the male after the male has reproduced?
Many fish can generate light, which they employ in a variety of ways. What is it that allows them to create light in the majority of cases?
What factors influence the temperature of most fish?
The amount and speed of their swimming
Thermoregulation (like humans)
The temperature of the water
What they eat
What are the nesting grounds for sea turtles?
On the sandy ocean floor
In kelp forests
Between rocks on the ocean floor
On the beach
The male of one species of fish is the only known creature capable of becoming pregnant. What kind of fish is this?
Which of the following is NOT a pufferfish defensive mechanism?
Short burst of speed
What is the main function of a frog’s croak?
To attract a mate
They sing to their young as part of parenting
To scare away predators
To attract insects that they then eat
From infancy to adulthood, nearly all amphibians go through a substantial transformation. What is the name of this change?
Humans catch which of the following fish by sticking their hands/arms into holes and pulling the fish out after it bites their hand?
In their hearts, all mammals have the same number of chambers. What is the total number of chambers?
Flamingos are distinguished by their brilliant pink hue. What makes them so pink?
They roll around in pink foliage.
Blood vessels run through their feathers
There are pink parasites that live on their feathers.
Because of the number of deaths caused by malaria, the mosquito is Africa’s deadliest critter. What is Africa’s deadliest mammal?
Coral polyps are invertebrate critters that make up coral reefs. These are essentially jellyfish-like translucent creatures. What gives coral reefs their color?
The algae they feed on
The rocks underneath
Flutings are fringed feathers that owls have at the tips of their wings. What are these feathers used for?
To pick up potential prey
To keep their young warm
To allow the owl to fly silently
To attract females
What is this unique organ found just beneath the skin of several vipers, pythons, and boas?
Movement of the air
X-rays (to see through objects)
Thermal radiation (heat)
What is the most common insect in the planet?
What do you call the hard outer body that all insects have?
Which of the following fish is not usually seen in and around coral reefs?
Ants are incredible organisms that dwell in large colonies. What is the mechanism through which all of these adult ants communicate with one another?
The red-tailed hawk is renowned for its keen vision. Consider a person who has 20/20 vision, which means they can see small print from a distance of 20 feet. How far away might the red-tailed hawk (if it could read) read the same sign?
Which fish is the most popularly consumed in the United States?
Which invertebrate has a stomach that may leave the body while eating and then return after the meal is finished?
What amphibians have wart-like lumps on their skin?
All insects have three sections to their bodies. What is the name of the intermediate part between the head and the abdomen?
Mammals are extremely social creatures, and many predators hunt in packs. Which of the following is not a pack hunter?
Ectothermic means that reptiles use which of the following to regulate their body temperature:
Absorbing heat from the environment
Shivering or sweating to control temperature
None of these, the body automatically regulates temperature like in humans
Moving around more to generate heat
Food is detected in a unique way by flies. How do they usually recognize edible food?
Having the most powerful sense of smell in the animal kingdom
Detecting unique radiation with their antennae
Tasting things with their feet
Receptors in their wings can taste food while flying
While there aren’t many reptiles that migrate, one did so for a total of 12,774 miles in 647 days! What reptile holds the world record for longest reptile migration?
Water Moccasin (snake)
Which of the following statements regarding fleas is false?
Fleas can jump a distance of 100 times their body length
Fleas are parasites
Fleas have wings
Fleas transmit diseases
Which crustacean is known to live in abandoned animal shells?
How do tree frogs manage to scale tall trees?
Extreme gripping strength
Sticky mucus on their feet
The capacity to lose and regenerate one’s tail is common among lizards. What’s the most prevalent explanation for this behavior?
As food for their young
To attract a mate
To distract a predator
As part of shedding their skin during growth
What invertebrate was (and still is) used as part of medical therapy for disease?
Which of the following characteristics of a bird’s bodily structure is required for it to fly?
Having zero body fat
Having hollow bones
Having no bones, only cartilage
Having no liver or kidneys
How do most amphibians reproduce?
By live birth
By spreading spores
By laying eggs