Quiz: How much do you know about life processes?

Question 1

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

Long, thin spine and small feet

Short, strong spine and big feet

Short, strong spine and small feet

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Question 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:



Their tail

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Question 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:

Insects, spiders and crabs

Frogs, toads and newts

Parrots, pigeons and doves

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Question 4

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

An elephant baby

A human baby

A jelly baby

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Question 5

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

Growing lungs, teeth and legs

Growing gills, teeth and legs

Growing lungs, teeth and a tail

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Question 6

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

4 incisors, 2 canines and 10 molarss

6 incisors, 8 canines and 14 molars

8 incisors, 4 canines and 20 molars

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Question 7

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

Incisors for gnawing

Canines for ripping and tearing

Molars for grinding and chewing


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Question 8

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

They eat too much grass

They need extra grass to turn into milk

It takes time for them to digest the grass

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Question 9

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

Energy, water and carbon dioxide

Energy, water and carbon monoxide

Energy, water and sulphur dioxide

Illustration of respiration process

Question 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:

Brown stuff you see in their poo

White stuff you see in their poo

Pink stuff you see in their poo

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Question 11

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

Radio waves

Ultra-violet light

Electrical impulses

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Question 12