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Grade 4 Zoology
Organisms do not compete for
  1. food.
  2. sunlight.
  3. camouflage.
  4. water.
Grade 3 Zoology
Animals without backbones are called
  1. reptiles.
  2. vertebrates.
  3. amphibians.
  4. invertebrates.
Grade 3 Zoology
Grade 3 Zoology
Which animals are found in swamps?
  1. crabs, mussels, muskrats, and egrets
  2. turtles, whales, lobsters, and shrimp
  3. loggerhead turtles, pelicans, and crabs
  4. frogs, cranes, alligators, and turtles
Grade 3 Zoology
A bat uses high pitch sounds to help it see in the dark. This ability is called
  1. locomotion.
  2. sightseeing.
  3. soundseeing.
  4. echolocation.
Grade 2 Zoology
College Zoology
An invertebrate missing its statoliths would be                                                                                   .
  1. hearing-impaired, but not completely deaf
  2. unable to send action potentials from the ears to the brain
  3. unable to determine which way is up and which way is down
  4. unable to tell the difference between auditory and equilibrium sensory information
College Zoology
Which of the following is an example of a fixed action pattern?
  1. A spider tracks its prey.
  2. A hamster becomes active at the same time each evening.
  3. A stickleback fish attacks a wood block with a red bottom.
  4. A robin eats a noxious bug, spits it out, and never eats a bug that looks like that again.
College Zoology
In the study of animal behaviors, which pairing of causation with its question is accurate?
  1. proximate- "What stimulus elicits the behavior?"
  2. ultimate - "What physiological mechanisms mediate the response?"
  3. proximate - "How does the behavior aid in survival and reproduction?"
  4. ultimate - "How does the animal's experience during growth and development influence the response?"
College Zoology
Watching squirrels in the park, you notice one squirrel bite the tail of another and you start to wonder about this odd behavior. Which of the following questions illustrate the proximate cause of this behavior?
  1. Was the squirrel defending a mate from an intruder?
  2. Is this biting behavior a form of courtship?
  3. Does the presence of a tail close by cause a squirrel to bite?
  4. Does biting help keep other squirrels from stealing food?
College Zoology
Which is an example of a circannual rhythm?
  1. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.
  2. Just as the sun sets, bats leave their cave in large swarms.
  3. Every spring, cardinals gather in the park to build nests and reproduce.
  4. Fiddler crabs exhibit courtship behavior based on the phase of the moon.
College Zoology
In the example from the textbook reading, male prairie voles are monogamous. They are attentive to young, and aggressive toward intruders. This appears to be related to                                                                           .
  1. special chemicals in female vole urine that promote such behavior in males
  2. the prevalence of monogamy among rodent species
  3. the heavy investment most male mammals place in parental care
  4. the distribution of neuropeptide receptors in the brains of voles
Grade 1 Zoology
Where do animals live?
  1. water
  2. land
  3. trees
  4. all the above
Grade 4 Zoology
Which term best describes the image shown?

Butterfly Lifecycle
  1. food web
  2. life cycle
  3. food chain
  4. water cycle
College Zoology
Several lineages of fishes, including lamnid sharks, billfishes and tunas, have evolved an ability known as regional endothermy. These fishes all share the following eco-morphological characteristics, EXCEPT for what?
  1. They are large and active with high energy demands.
  2. They undertake long-distance migrations.
  3. They encounter a range of water temperatures within the vertical water column.
  4. They have a second set of accessory gills that increases oxygen extraction from water.
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