Abeka Investigating God's World chapter 2 comp checks 2.1-2.6
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an animal with a backbone
Define social animal
an animal that lives in a group with others of the same kind
the kind of place where each animal prefers to live
List the 7 characteristics of mammals
warm-blooded, have backbone, produce milk, breathe with lungs, have hair, most have four limbs, most give birth to live young
What does a bat have as forelimbs?
Name 3 ways that warm-blooded animals stay warm during cold weather
hibernating, migrating, staying active
Name three things that help mammals tolerate very hot climates.
sleep during the heat of the da, ears may be larger for extra heat loss, may have less hair than other mammals
Identify: soft, dense hair
Identify: very thick, curly hair
Identify: tough, short hairs found on pigs
Identify: long facial hairs used for touch
Identify: sharp hairs used for protection
What are two uses of hair for mammals?
to keep warm; to hide from enemies
What keeps whales and dolphins warm?
What glands on a female mammal produce milk?
Which group of mammals gives birth to offspring which spend very little time inside the mother's body and develop in a special pouch?
Name 5 marsupials
kangaroo, koala, opossum, numbat, wombat, bandicoot, wallaby
an animal that eats plants
active only at night
the most familiar eastern squirrel
squirrel called a chickaree
a true hibernator
name 2 ground squirrels
What is the largest group of mammals?
What is another name for front teeth?
Why do the incisors of a rodent not wear away with gnawing?
God designed them to keep growing
What is the major difference between a rat and a mouse?
their size; a rat is bigger
What disease carried by rats killed millions people during the 1300's-1600's?
List five rodents
mouse, rat, squirrel, beaver, capybara, guinea pig, chinchilla gerbil, marmot, muskrat, porcupine, prairie dog, woodchuck
What is the only flying mammal?
What locates underwater insects with a sensitive bill?
What tiny mammal which must eat almost 24 hours a day in order to stay alive?
What lives underground and uses large shovel-shaped paws to dig tunnels?
what has a long, sticky tongue used for catching and eating ants and termites?
aardvark, giant anteater, pangolin
What has spines that protects from predators?
Name a mammal which lays eggs
an animal whose mother and father are of the same breed
the ability to learn a behavior pattern
an inherited behavior pattern
What is the name scientists used for dogs?
What are the hairs that gives the dog's coat shape and texture?
What wild dog has very small ears
what wild dog lives in a pack
what wild dog has a white coat?
what wild dog lives in a den?
the way scientists refer to cats
the glow produced when light is reflected off a special structure in the back of a cat's eye
Do wild cats purr?
What is unique about the cat's front claws?
What do whiskers do for a cat?
They help it determine if it can fit through narrow spaces
What wild cat is smaller than a lynx?
what wild cat is the longest cat?
what wild cat is the fastest land animal on earth?
what is the largest cat in the America's
what wild cat is spotted?
Helps to see in the dark
helps to walk softly for stalking prey
used for defense, in catching prey, and climbing
what helps to prevent claws from wearing out?
retractile front claws
what helps to know if a cat is able to fit through small spaces?
what can be moved in various positions for better hearing?
Ears with many muscles
What is used for grooming and licking meat from bones?
What is often a camouflage for wild cats?
what helps wild cats run fast or leap far?
given by the mother