Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 18, 2010

QUIZ ON ANIMALS AND PLANTS

QUIZ ON ANIMALS AND PLANTS

  1. Is the whale a fish or a mammal?
  2. Which animals  alive today are  descendants of the dinosaurs?
  3. Are the following trees deciduous or evergreen: poplar, yew, birch?
  4. What does the bee take from flowers to make honey?
  5. Name three animals that hibernate in winter.
  6. What does a British boy or girl traditionally say while pulling the petals off a daisy one by one?
  7. Which is the fastest of all land animals?
  8. What do you call a group of wolves?
  9. What do you call the illegal hunting and killing of animals?

10. What plants or animals are the symbols of:

    • England?
    • Scotland?
    • Canada?
    • New Zealand?

11.  What do fish use their gills for?

12. Can you name an endangered species of plant or animal?

13. Which of these creatures is extinct: emu, dinosaur, phoenix?

14. Name three  flowers and three birds.

15. What animal has no natural predators (except man)?

16. When Spanish explorers first landed in the New World they discovered an animal which had been previously unknown to them. For want of a better name they simply called it El Lagarto. What is the common English name of this animal today?

17. The sea is filled with many strange creatures. This creature looks like a water flea at birth. Next it develops 3 eyes and 12 legs. In its next stage it develops 24 legs and no eyes. This animal spends its entire adult life in one place. What is the name of this common animal?

18. How many years ago did dodos become extinct?

19. What continent has the greatest number of four-legged animals in the world?

20.Where do Galapagos penguin live?

21. Which of these three animals is endangered: the lion, the mountain gorilla or the flamingo.

22.One of Greenpeace most famous campaigns was to save which animals: tigers, whales or leopards?

23.Endangered animals are harmed the most by: pollution, droughts or humans?

VOCABULARY

Yew: tejo.

Poplar: álamo.

Birch: Abedul

Flea: pulga.

Deciduous: de hoja caduca.

Evergreen: de hoja perenne.


KEY

  1. Is the whale a fish or a mammal?  A MAMMAL.
  2. Which animals  alive today are  descendants of the dinosaurs? THE BIRDS
  3. Are the following trees deciduous or evergreen: poplar, yew, birch? YEW: EVERGREEN; POPLAR AND BIRCH: DECIDUOUS.
  4. What does the bee take from flowers to make honey? POLLEN
  5. Name three animals that hibernate in winter. BEAR, SKUNK, HEDGEHOG, RACCOON…
  6. What does a British boy or girl traditionally say while pulling the petals off a daisy one by one? hE / SHE LOVES ME, HE / SHE LOVES ME NOT.
  7. Which is the fastest of all land animals? THE CHEETAH
  8. What do you call a group of wolves? A PACK OF WOLVES.
  9. What do you call the illegal hunting and killing of animals? POACHING.

10. What plants or animals are the symbols of:

  • England? THE ROSE
    • Scotland? THE THISLE (CARDO)
    • Canada? THE MAPLE LEAF
    • New Zealand? THE KIWI

11.  What do fish use their gills for? FOR BREATHING

12. Can you name an endangered species of plant or animal? THE BLUE WHALE, THE POLAR BEAR, THE ORANBG-UTAN, THE CAPERCAILLIE (urogallo), THE MOUNTAIN GORILLA.

13. Which of these creatures is extinct: emu, dinosaur, phoenix? THE DINOSAUR. (THE PHOENIX HAS NEVER EXISTED)

14. Name three  flowers and three birds. DAISY, ROSE, LILY, CARNATION  (clavel) , DAFFODIL (alelhí), ARUM LILY (cala) // THE NIGHTINGALE (Ruiseñor), LARK (alondra), PIGEON / DOVE (paloma), THE PARROT, THE SWALLOW (golondrina), THE SPARROW (gorrión), THE BUDGERIGAR or BUDGIE (periquito).

15. What animal has no natural predators (except man)? THE TIGER

16. When Spanish explorers first landed in the New World they discovered an animal which had been previously unknown to them. For want of a better name they simply called it El Lagarto. What is the common English name of this animal today? THE ALLIGATOR.

17. The sea is filled with many strange creatures. This creature looks like a water flea at birth. Next it develops 3 eyes and 12 legs. In its next stage it develops 24 legs and no eyes. This animal spends its entire adult life in one place. What is the name of this common animal? THE BARNACLE (percebe)

18. How many years ago did dodos become extinct? IN THE MID- OR LATE XVII CENTURY.

19. What continent has the greatest number of four-legged animals in the world? AFRICA

20.Where do Galapagos penguins live? ON THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.

21. Which of these three animals is endangered: the lion, the mountain gorilla or the flamingo. THE MOUNTAIN GORILLA.

22.One of Greenpeace most famous campaigns was to save which animals: tigers, whales or leopards? WHALES

23.Endangered animals are harmed the most by: pollution, droughts or humans? HUMANS.

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