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Kestrels have a small, sharp beak. How does this characteristic best help kestrels survive?
a) It allows them to tear the flesh of their prey. b) It allows them to frighten predators by making screeching sounds. c) It allows them to preen their feathers to keep clean and dry. d) It allows them to carry materials for building nests.
Which statement best describes protective coloration?
a) coloration that helps an organism produce offspring b) coloration that helps an organism hide in its environment c) coloration that helps an organism prepare for hibernation d) coloration that helps an organism locate its habitat
Which statement best describes pollination?
a) Insects take nectar from flowers, a process which triggers flowers to produce pollen. b) Pollen from the male part of a flower enters the female part of a flower, resulting in the producti c) Seeds from a plant are dispersed by any of several methods, including transport by water, wind, and d) Honeybees transport pollen from flowers to their hives, where they use it to make honey.
How does being selective about which flowers they land on most likely help bees survive in their environments?
a) by helping them avoid wasting time that could be used to make honey b) by helping them avoid wasting energy visiting flowers that do not contain nectar c) by helping them avoid consuming so much nectar that they have difficulty digesting it d) by helping them avoid consuming all of the nectar themselves, leaving none for other bees
Which of the following is an adaptation that allows plants to maintain a stable internal environment despite changing external conditions?
a) producing flowers with an attractive scent b) dropping their leaves in excess heat c) growing roots into soil d) swaying when blown by the wind
Which of the following is an adaptation that allows chipmunks to maintain a stable internal environment despite changing external conditions?
a) using their claws to climb rocks b) running quickly to escape predators c) cleaning their fur d) hibernating during winter
Which statement best explains why bears are found in very cold regions of the world but lizards are not?
a) Bears and lizards depend on external sources of heat, but bears have fur to keep themselves warm. b) Bears increase their body temperature to keep themselves warm when the outside temperature gets cold c) Bears maintain a constant body temperature through internal processes, but lizards depend on externa d) Bears and lizards maintain a constant body temperature through internal processes, but lizards get t
Which characteristic of mice is most likely to evolve over several generations?
a) the number of limbs they have b) the way in which they breathe c) the structure of their cells d) the sensitivity of their smell
Which statement best explains why an organism's vital functions decrease during torpor?
a) A decrease in vital functions prevents the organism from eating. b) A decrease in vital functions allows the organism to enter a deep sleep. c) A decrease in vital functions helps the organism conserve energy. d) A decrease in vital functions raises the organism's body temperature.
Which characteristic of the tomato plant is inherited and could change over several generations?
a) color of the skin b) size of rotten spots c) length of worms inside d) number of broken branches
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