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Answer the following question(s) based on vertebrates and invertebrates.


1. A fish propels itself through water with the help of its _______.
• fins
• tail
• scales
Answer: fins
A fish propels itself through water using its fins.

2. Which of the following vertebrates does not hibernate?
• Bat
• Hedgehog
• Gorilla
• Tortoise
• Squirrel
Answer: Gorilla
Gorilla does not hibernate.

3. Which of the following vertebrates is not a freshwater fish?
• Minnow
• Pike
• Stickleback
• Perch
• Herring
Answer: Herring
Herring is an edible seawater North Atlantic fish.


4. Which of the following mammals is a herbivore?
• Hippopotamus
• Dolphin
• Lynx
• Bear
• Walrus
Answer: Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus is a herbivorous animal.

5. Reptiles have _______ for respiration.
• gills
• lungs
• stomata
Answer: lungs
Reptiles have lungs for respiration.

6. Pick the "odd one out".
• Crocodile
• Alligator
• Turtle
• Newt
• Tortoise
Answer: Newt
Newt is an amphibian (amphibia) whereas turtle, tortoise, crocodile and alligator are reptiles (reptilia).

7. The female rat produces ova in a pair of _______.
• testes
• ovules
• ovaries
Answer: ovaries
Ova are produced by the female rat in a pair of ovaries.

8. Which of the following animals is not an invertebrate?
• Octopus
• Shrimp
• Pelican
• Sea Anemone
• Amoeba
Answer: Pelican
The pelican is a vertebrate (vertebrata).  

9. Which of the following vectors is a vertebrate?
• Flea
• Cockroach
• Rat
• Mosquito
• Tsetse Fly
Answer: Rat
Rat is a vertebrate (vertebrata).

10. Which of the following vertebrates is not a mammal?
• Whale
• Armadillo
• Cheetah
• Shark
• Sloth
Answer: Shark
Shark is a fish (pisces).

11. The body of a fish is _______.
• streamlined
• hairy
• intruded
Answer: streamlined
The body of a fish is streamlined

12. The male rat produces sperms in a pair of _______.
• testes
• ovaries
• ovules
Answer: testes
Sperms are produced by the male rat in a pair of testes.

13. Which of the following birds uses its feet for climbing?
• Thrush
• Parrot
• Eagle
• Woodpecker
• Duck
Answer: Woodpecker
Woodpecker uses its feet for climbing up trees.

14. The egg of a mammal attaches itself to the wall of the uterus by a placenta.
• True
• False
Answer: True
The egg of a mammal gets attached to the uterus wall by a placenta.

15. Milt from the hard roe of the male fish fertilizes the ova.
• True
• False
Answer: False
Milt from the soft roe of the male fish fertilizes the ova.

16. The eggs of a female fish are known as soft roe.
• True
• False
Answer: False
The eggs of a female fish are known as hard roe.

17. The pelvic fins of a fish correspond to the front limbs of a mammal.
• True
• False
Answer: False
The pectoral fins of a fish correspond to the front limbs of a mammal.

18. The pectoral fins of a fish correspond to the hind limbs of a mammal.
• True
• False
Answer: False
The pelvic fins of a fish correspond to the hind limbs of a mammal.

19. The ostrich and the penguin are featherless birds.
• True
• False
Answer: False
The ostrich and the penguin are flightless birds.

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