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In the late 1800s when England's air pollution was a large problem, most peppered moths had
a) solid white wings.
b) wings speckled with black.
c) dark wings.
d) colorful wings.

Why did woolly mammoths become extinct?
a) They did not adapt to the winter climate.
b) They could no longer attract mates.
c) They could no longer care for their young.
d) All of the above.

How does a male peacock attract a mate?
a) using a rotting meat smell
b) powerful odor attracts the mate
c) a colorful display
d) None of the above.

What allows a barracuda to attack its prey?
a) strong tail fin
b) gills help it move quickly
c) the skin under the scales
d) None of the above.

How do earthworms move?
a) They use their legs and segmented bodies.
b) They dig tunnels through the ground.
c) They slither in an
d) None of the above.

Which of the following about polar bears are FALSE?
a) Polar bears have thick fur to keep them warm
b) Polar bears have a fat layer.
c) Polar bears can't swim.
d) The white coat of the polar bear help it blend in with its environment.

When does an adult moth emerge from its cocoon?
a) in spring or early summer
b) in the fall
c) in the winter
d) depends on when it goes into the cocoon

What usually happens to an organism when it dies?
a) It turns into a petrified fossil.
b) It is frozen so scientists can study it.
c) They form molds or casts.
d) It decays without leaving a trace.

A spider traps and eats its food by
a) trapping the food in a web.
b) sucking it out with its powerful stomach.
c) wrapping it up in its silk.
d) All of the above.

Why do scientists study fossils?
a) to learn how the earth's climate has changed
b) to learn how animals have adapted and changed
c) because they're cool
d) Both A and B.

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