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Mrs Nerg's living animal quiz!

Mrs Nerg All living animals eat, drink, respire, excrete, move, grow and reproduce - but if you've looked at our pages you should know about the life processes by now. So, scroll down and try Mrs Nerg's quiz designed to test your knowledge of the seven life processes.

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Toad 1. Frogs and toads get about by jumping from place to place. Their skeletons are adapted to jumping, they have a:

a. Long, thin spine and small feet
b. Short, strong spine and big feet
c. Short, strong spine and small feet


Parakeet 2. Birds walk around on their back legs, but they also fly. To do this, their skeletons have adapted so that their 'arms' have turned into:

a. Feathers
b. Wings
c. Their tail


Crab 3. Humans grow gradually and steadily, but some animals have to shed their skeletons and grow a new one if they are to get any bigger. These animals include:

a. Insects, spiders and crabs
b. Frogs, toads and newts
c. Parrots, pigeons and doves


Koala 4. Kangaroos and koalas carry their babies around in their pouches. When they are born kangaroo babies are about the size of:

a. An elephant baby
b. A human baby
c. A jelly baby


Tadpole 5. Tadpoles have to change a lot before they turn into frogs. These changes include:

a. Growing lungs, teeth and legs
b. Growing gills, teeth and legs
c. Growing lungs, teeth and a tail

Teeth 6. Humans have three types of teeth - incisors, canines and molars. In total an adult human has:

a. 4 incisors, 2 canines and 10 molars
b. 6 incisors, 8 canines and 14 molars
c. 8 incisors, 4 canines and 20 molars

Tiger skeleton 7. Humans are omnivores - eating a bit everything. Animals that eat just meat are called carnivores. Carnivore have well developed:

a. Incisors for gnawing
b. Canines for ripping and tearing
c. Molars for grinding and chewing

Cow 8. Cows are herbivores. They have well developed molars for chewing grass. They also have four stomachs - this is because:

a. They eat too much grass
b. They need extra grass to turn into milk
c. It takes time for them to digest the grass

Products of respiration 9. People think that respiration means breathing - this is not true. Respiration is a chemical reaction that turns glucose and oxygen into:

a. Energy, water and carbon dioxide
b. Energy, water and carbon monoxide
c. Energy, water and sulphur dioxide

Bee eater 10. Birds do not want to store a lot of water in their bodies - it would make them too heavy to fly. They produce uric acid instead of urine. It is the:

a. Brown stuff you see in their poo
b. White stuff you see in their poo
c. Pink stuff you see in their poo

Platypus 11. The platypus has poor eyesight. To find its prey it uses special receptors in its bill. These receptors pick up:

a. Radio waves
b. Ultra-violet light
c. Electrical impulses

Snake 12. Snakes also have interesting ways of sensing their environment. Some snakes:

a. Smell with their skin and 'see' heat
b. Smell with their tongues and 'see' heat
c. Smell with their tongues and 'see' ultra-violet light

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