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The roots of most plants grow the same direction as gravity.
a) True
b) False

The environment is always changing.
a) True
b) False

Plants respond to light by growing away from the source of it.
a) True
b) False

Which of these is an example of camouflage?
a) a moth that looks and acts like a hummingbird
b) a bear that sleeps in a cave all winter long
c) a colorful fish that lives among bright colored coral
d) an elephant that uses its large ears to fan itself

Which of these is an example of hibernation?
a) a desert fox with large ears
b) a bird's color matching its surroundings
c) a camel that closes its nostrils to keep out sand
d) a chipmunk sleeping for most of the winter

When an animal blends in with its surroundings, it is using what?
a) Hibernation
b) Camouflage
c) Migration
d) Mimicry

Which of the following is an example of mimicry?
a) a giraffe with a king neck to reach high leaves
b) a nonthreatening snake that looks like another more poisonous snake
c) a lizard that changes color to blend in with its environment
d) A skunk using a strong odor to scare away predators

What are certain traits or characteristics that help living things survive in their environments?
a) Physical characteristics
b) Habitats
c) Adaptations
d) Behaviors

Building dams can create new habitats for some species.
a) True
b) False

Animals' traits can help them meet their needs within their habitat.
a) True
b) False

When a bird flies south for the winter, it_________________.
a) hibernates
b) camouflages
c) migrates
d) mimics

Plants have tropisms to all of the following except________.
a) light
b) water
c) gravity
d) odor

Which word describes a plant's response to its environment?
a) tropical
b) tropism
c) gravity
d) stimulus

What is a tropism?
a) a plant's response to its environment
b) a change in climate
c) something found in soil
d) an animal's adaptation

Pollution, volcanoes, and forest fires are all examples of what?
a) types of pollution
b) effects of overpopulation
c) causes of deforestation
d) environmental changes

If there are no living members of a species left, that species is what?
a) endangered
b) dead
c) extinct
d) migratory

Species that are more sensitive to pollution than others are called ________ species.
a) overly sensitive
b) indicator
c) endangered
d) extinct

Which of these are natural events that change ecosystems?
a) flood, pollution, deforestation
b) earthquake, over fishing, fire
c) huricane, flood, landslide
d) farming, recycling, over fishing

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