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What characteristic is NOT common to all mammals?
a) They are ectotherms.
b) Their hearts have four chambers.
c) Their skin is covered with hair or fur.
d) Their young are fed with mild produced by organs in the mother's body.

Fur is adaptation that allows mammals to
a) care for their young.
b) find prey.
c) survive in cold climates.
d) let their body heat escape.

What characteristic is used to classify a mammal as a monotreme, marsupial or placental mammal?
a) the environment in which it lives
b) how much hair or fur it has
c) the structure of its brain
d) the way in which its young develop

Unlike most mammals, bats are able to
a) fly.
b) swim.
c) walk.
d) crawl.

Which of these animals is a monotreme?
a) kangaroo
b) duck billed platypus
c) whale
d) mouse

The function of the placenta is to
a) protect an embryo form heat and cold.
b) keep an embryo inside its mother's pouch.
c) pass materials between the mother and an embryo.
d) prevent the embryo form drying out.

At some point in their lives, all chordates have a flexible supporting rod in their backs called a
a) notochord
b) gill
c) nerve cord
d) backbone

If an animal is an ectotherm, it has
a) a skeleton on the outside of its body.
b) a skeleton on the inside of its body.
c) a body that regulates its own internal heat.
d) a body that does not produce much internal heat.

Which of these is LEAST likely to be learned by studying animal fossils?
a) the approximate age of the fossils
b) how the animals changed over time
c) what type of skin the animals had when they were living
d) whether the animals were invertebrates or vertebrates

To which phylum do vertebrates belong?
a) Arthropoda
b) Chordata
c) Porifera
d) Echinodermata

An animal whose body temperature does not change much, even when the temperature of the environment changes, is called
a) a temperature regulator.
b) a cold-blooded animal.
c) an endotherm.
d) an ectotherm.

All plants are
a) eukaryotes.
b) unicellular.
c) heterotrophs.
d) prokaryotes.

Vascular plants differ from nonvascular plants in
a) how they make food.
b) where they obtain materials.
c) how they transport materials.
d) how they reproduce.

What produces egg and sperm cells during the life cycle of a plant?
a) gamete
b) gametophyte
c) sporophyte
d) zygote

The process by which a new organism forms from the joining of an egg cell and a sperm cell is called
a) asexual reproduction.
b) sexual reproduction.
c) adaptation.
d) budding.

Which of the following is a characteristic of animals with radial symmetry?
a) They have no distinct head or tails ends.
b) They must move quickly to catch prey.
c) The move faster on land than in water.
d) They have sense organs at the front of their bodies.

Major functions of animals include obtaining food and oxygen, keeping internal conditions stable, movement, and
a) adaptation.
b) reproduction.
c) classification.
d) fertilization.

Where would fungi NOT likely thrive?
a) forest floor
b) wet bathroom tiles
c) damp tree bark
d) desert

What a multicellular fungus looks like depends on how
a) its hyphae are arranged.
b) its gills are arranged.
c) it reproduces.
d) it obtains food.

What animal-like characteristic do euglenoids have?
a) They have a flagellum.
b) They can sometimes be heterotrophs.
c) They have light-sensitive pigments.
d) They are autortophs,.

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