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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 30: Nonvertebrate Chordates, Fishes, and Amphibians

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(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B)
1. If an amphibian has no tail after it undergoes metamorphosis, it is probably a
A caecilian.
B frog.
C snake.
D salamander.

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2. A protective bony sternum is a structure found in
F bony fishes in particular.
G frogs and toads in particular.
H amphibians in general.
J fishes in general.

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3. An adaptation that was important in the evolution of early amphibians was
A dry skin when living on land.
B development of paired limbs.
C strong bones in limbs and limb girdles.
D reproduction and growth of larvae in water.

(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A)
4. Jaws and paired fins were important advances in the evolution of
F amphibians.
G fishes.
H cartilaginous fishes.
J predators on fishes.

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5. At some point in its life, a chordate has all of the following EXCEPT
A a pair of eyes.
B a notochord.
C a dorsal nerve cord.
D pharyngeal pouches.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A)
6. Fishes' adaptations to life in water include all of the following EXCEPT
F scale-covered skins.
G paired fins.
H internal gills.
J various feeding strategies.

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7. An organ or organs that amphibians use for gas exchange only as adults is(are) the
A gills.
B skin.
C cecum.
D lungs.

8. The breakdown of disaccharides into monosaccharides by enzymes in the small intestine is an example of
F a mixture.
G a physical change.
H a chemical change.
J mechanical digestion.

9. A machine consisting of two disks or cylinders, each with a different radius, is a
A wedge.
B wheel and axle.
C pulley.
D screw.

10. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a seismic P wave?
F particle motion is at right angles to direction of wave
G longitudinal
H compress and expand like an accordion
J particle motion and movement of wave are in same direction