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Investigating God's World Chapter 2 test

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vertebrates
animals with backbones
mammals
warmblooded vertebrates that produce milk, breathe with lungs, and have at least some hair.
Most mammals
_______________ have four limbs and give birth to live young.
habitat
kind of place an animal prefers to live
social animals
animals that live in small or large groups with others of the same kind
warmblooded
maintaining a relatively constant body temperature
mammary glands
Female mammals have been provided with special _________________ which produces milk only as long as the young are nursing and need the milk
marsupials
a mammal that gives birth to offspring which finish developing in a special pouch
hatch from eggs
The platypus and the echidna ____________ which have a leathery shell.
the smallest rodents
are mice (2½ to 3½ inches long)
the largest rodents
are the capybaras (can grow up to four feet and weigh up to 150 pounds)
herbivores
plant-eaters
rodents
All _______ are herbivores.
Squirrels
are familiar rodents that may live in trees or on the ground.
nocturnal
active only at night
insectivores
insect-eating
Shrews, moles, and hedgehogs are
insectivores
bats
the only mammals that fly
carnivores
flesh eaters
purebreed
an animal whose mother and father are of the same breed
intelligence
is the ability to learn a behavior pattern
instinct
is an inherited behavior pattern
coyotes
wild dog that is smaller than the wolf and inhabits much of the United States and Canada
fox
the smallest and most widespread of all the wild dogs, have sharp, pointed faces with large ears and, unlike most dogs, they also have long, bushy tails.
felines
Scientist refer to cats as ___________.
are considered felines
lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cougars, lynxes, bobcats, and wildcats.
dogs and cats
are carnivores
All cats
are skilled hunters with a keen sense of balance
eyeshine
In order to help cats hunt better and see better in the dark, God put inside the back of their eyes a special mirrorlike structure which reflects light and produces the glow known as __________.
mane
The lion is the only cat with a ___________ and a tuft of fur at the end of its tail.
cheetah
a long, sleek cat found in Africa and Asia
the fast land animal on earth
cheetah
Polar bears
are good swimmers.
blubber
Under the skin of a polar bear is a thick layer of _____________ which acts like a rubber wetsuit by insulating its body from the icy arctic waters
five tones of bamboo
One giant panda over the course of a year can eat an incredible _____________.
musk
The distinct odor of the skunk is the odor of the __________ it manufactures. Although all the members of the weasel family produce ___________, only the skunk has the ability to spray it at a target.
chimpanzee, or chimp
Probably the best known of the apes is the ______________________________.
rhesus monkeys
Many valuable medical discoveries have been made by using ______________ as research animals.
frog
In addition to the hoof, a horse has a padded cushion known as the _______ on the bottom of its foot.
four-chambered stomach
Ruminants have a ________________________________.
cud
In the four-chambered stomach of a ruminant, food is processed with a special bacteria which help the action of the rumen to form the food into balls called _________.
moose
the largest deer
deer family
The members of the ____________ are the only animals with antlers.
bone
Unlike horns, antlers are solid ________.
balance of nature
We see God's care in nature as an amazing design that we call the ___________. One of the main ideas in the _______________. is that of change and the ability of nature to respond to change.
extinct
species no longer exist; through the centuries, many animals have become __________.