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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Zoology Questions

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Grade 8 Zoology
What is countershading?
  1. is an erratic form of swimming used by porpoises to evade prey.
  2. a place on the ocean's surface where plankton is visibly darker than the surrounding water
  3. a genetic abnormality in which the colors on an animal are reversed.
  4. a form of camouflage in which the top surface (dorsal) is darker than the ventral (under) surface.
Grade 8 Zoology
What distinctive species is native to Eastern Australian rain forests?
  1. Monito del Monte
  2. Mesites
  3. Blue-Ringed Octopus
  4. Platypus
  5. Tuatura
  6. Kangaroo
Grade 8 Zoology
What are baby great whites called?
  1. Kit
  2. Little guys
  3. Pups
  4. Cubs
Grade 8 Zoology
Grade 8 Zoology
Grade 8 Zoology
Grade 8 Zoology
Husbandry is:
  1. the science and practice of breeding and caring for animals
  2. the way in which marine animals select a mate
  3. the way in which male marine mammals care for their offspring
  4. the process of training an animal
Grade 8 Zoology
To spy hop is:
  1. to slap the tail flukes on the surface of the water
  2. to rise vertically out of the water so that the eye is above the surface
  3. the process of two marine animals conveying information to each other
  4. to associate a new stimulus with a familiar one
Grade 8 Zoology
How do homing pigeons use Earth's magnetic field to find their way?
  1. They have natural magnets on their feet.
  2. They utilize GPS technology
  3. They pick up bits of magnetic material on their wings.
  4. They have natural magnets in their brains.
Grade 8 Zoology
Grade 8 Zoology
A pod is
  1. a horizontal lobe on the tale of a whale, dolphin, or porpoise
  2. a series of small steps used in shaping behavior
  3. a recessed hollow within a coral reef
  4. a social group of whales or dolphins
Grade 8 Zoology
The purpose of a baleen whale's baleen plates are:
  1. to convert water to oxygen
  2. to filter food from water
  3. to locate objects by emitting sound waves
  4. to keep its body temperature stable
Grade 8 Zoology
Pairing is:
  1. the process of two marine mammals selecting each other as mates
  2. associating a new stimulus with a familiar one
  3. an a genetic mutation in which whales develop an extra tail
  4. a leap out of the water by an animal such as a dolphin, penguin, or sea lion
Grade 8 Zoology
Shaping is:
  1. the step-by-step process of training complex behavior
  2. the process by which a marine mammal develops
  3. slapping the water with a dorsal fin
  4. coming together and forming a pod of whales or dolphins
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