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Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Both animals and plants have adaptations.
  1. True
  2. False
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 that increases its chances of survival in its environment?
  1. mimicry
  2. camouflage
  3. behavior
  4. adaptation
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 would happen to a plant if it were turned away from its 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
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
A viceroy butterfly looks like the monarch butterfly. The monarch tastes terrible to birds, so birds will not take the chance and eat a viceroy. What is this kind of adaptation?
  1. mimicry
  2. camouflage
  3. hibernation
  4. migration
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What helps an animal look like another animal to protect it from predators?
  1. niche
  2. migration
  3. camouflage
  4. mimicry
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What adaptation does a duck have to swim?
  1. webbed feet
  2. beak shaped like a pouch
  3. long, narrow beak
  4. feathers
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What is a characteristic of an organism that increases its chances of survival in its environment?
  1. species
  2. camouflage
  3. behavior
  4. adaptation
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What is an example of a behavioral adaptation?
  1. webbed feet of the duck
  2. monarch butterflies migrating in winter
  3. eagle using sharp talons when hunting
  4. thick fur of a polar bear
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
If an animal species cannot                 changes in its environment it can move to another location.
  1. react to
  2. adapt to
  3. control
  4. make
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
A rainforest plant could survive in the same environment as a cactus.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What is an instinct?
  1. behavior an animal inherits
  2. flow of energy through a community
  3. organism that eats other organisms
  4. animal without a backbone
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
A physical characteristic that is passed from parents to their babies, or offspring, is a(n)
  1. inherited trait.
  2. inherited behavior.
  3. learned behavior.
  4. learned cycle.
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, and alligators have eyes on the top of their heads. Which animal uses its adaptation to sneak up on prey?
  1. zebra
  2. hermit crab
  3. alligator
  4. none of the above
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
Which adaptation best helps elk survive in the taiga biome?
  1. thick fur
  2. large antlers
  3. change of color
  4. winter hibernation
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Porcupines have sharp quills that the animal uses to
  1. find food.
  2. find water.
  3. protect itself.
  4. survive in its environment.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
An inherited behavior that helps an organism survive is
  1. instinct.
  2. mimicry.
  3. learning.
  4. camouflage.
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