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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 31: Reptiles and Birds

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(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 11A.1)
1. Endotherms use more food than ectotherms of the same size because endotherms
A have a lower metabolic rate.
B lack effective insulation.
C have a lower body temperature.
D metabolize more food to generate heat.

(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7B.5 )
2. An important factor in the success of reptiles and birds is that they do not need to return to water in order to
F feed.
G drink.
H breathe.
J reproduce.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.8)
3. Birds maintain an extremely efficient gas exchange system because they have
A air sacs.
B hollow bones.
C feathers.
D cloacas.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.8)
4. Unlike reptiles, birds are able to fly because they have
F a smaller number of bones.
G no teeth.
H efficient hearts and lungs.
J long, pointed beaks.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
5. Which of the following pairs of reptiles are NOT classified in the same order?
A lizards and snakes
B tuatara and chameleons
C turtles and tortoises
D crocodiles and alligators

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.6)
6. Which trait is found in both reptiles and birds?
F internal air sacs
G a toothless beak
H scaly skin on the legs
J a four-chambered heart

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.10)
7. An adaptation that contributed to the success of reptiles on land is an excretory system that
A includes two kidneys.
B removes nitrogenous wastes.
C conserves water.
D depends on dry, scaly skin.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 11A.1)
8. Feathers help birds to
F defend against predators.
G maintain body temperature.
H maintain balance.
J perch on branches.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.10)
9. Reptiles eliminate liquid wastes through their
A intestines.
B cloaca.
C salt glands.
D shells.

10. The breakdown of food into smaller pieces by chewing is an example of
F a mixture.
G a physical change.
H a chemical change.
J mechanical digestion.