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Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Which of the following is an example of a behavioral adaptation of animals?
  1. a duck's webbed feet
  2. monarch butterflies migrating in winter
  3. eagle using sharp talons when hunting
  4. the thick fur of a polar bear
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What adaptation of an organism allows it to burrow underground?
  1. large paws and sharp claws
  2. thick fur coat
  3. hairless tail
  4. small eyes
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What does a duck have as an adaptation to swim?
  1. Webbed feet
  2. A beak shaped like a pouch
  3. A long narrow beak to spear fish
  4. Feathers
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What would happen to the plant if it were turned away from the light source?
  1. The plant would stop growing.
  2. The plant would be unaffected.
  3. The plant would move away from the light source.
  4. The plant would bend toward the light source.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Porcupines have sharp quills. How do they use this adaptation?
  1. to find food
  2. to find water
  3. for protection
  4. to survive in its environment
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Nurse sharks are nocturnal. This means they hunt at night and sleep in the day. What kind of adaptation is this?
  1. behavioral
  2. physical
  3. life-cycle
  4. predatory
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
An inherited behavior that helps an organism survive is called                .
  1. instinct
  2. mimicry
  3. reflex
  4. camouflage
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Deer antlers, octopus ink, and skunk spray are all adaptations that animals use for what?
  1. to find water
  2. to get food
  3. for protection
  4. to survive in its environment
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
A                 causes living things to react or respond.
  1. Genus
  2. Class
  3. Immunity
  4. Stimulus
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Which of the following is an inherited behavior?
  1. the ability of a bird to fly
  2. the beak of a bird
  3. feathers of a bird
  4. nest building
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
An example of protective coloration is an arctic fox with a white coat that blends with the snow in winter.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Many animals have eyes in interesting places. Zebras have eyes on either side of their heads. Hermit crabs have eyes on the ends of stalks while alligators have eyes on the top of their heads. Which of these animals uses this adaptation to sneak up on prey?
  1. zebra
  2. hermit crab
  3. alligator
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
The main purpose of an adaptation is to                               .
  1. Help an animal survive
  2. Get food
  3. Provide a habitat
  4. Change the animal's appearance
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What is a characteristic of an organism called that increases its chances of survival in its environment?
  1. species
  2. camouflage
  3. behavior
  4. adaptation
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
A bear hitting a bee hive for honey is a what?
  1. instinct
  2. learned behavior
  3. a and b
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Dogs bark at strangers to protect themselves and their pack. What kind of adaptation is barking?
  1. Learned behavior
  2. Instinct
  3. Playful
  4. Hibernation
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Certain traits animals have to help them survive in their environment are called               adaptations              .
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Why must a bear hibernate in the winter?
  1. It is too cold for it to survive.
  2. It does not have enough blubber.
  3. Its food supply is very limited in winter.
  4. It is cold-blooded
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
An adaptation is a behavior or body part that helps organisms survive in an ecosystem.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What does a duck have as an adaptation to swim?
  1. Webbed feet
  2. A beak shaped like a pouch
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