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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 32: Mammals

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(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A.1)
1. Which of the following is true of the hominid fossil record?
A It leads from chimpanzees to modern humans.
B It includes at least four extinct hominid genera.
C It reveals no evidence of possible human ancestors.
D No fossils of hominids have been found.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.10)
2. In mammals, the composition and quantities of body fluids are controlled by the
F kidneys.
G urinary bladder.
H heart.
J lungs.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
3. The mammals that are most closely related to reptiles are the
A placentals.
B marsupials.
C monotremes.
D primates.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
4. In general, all mammal species have
F upright posture and hair.
G air-breathing lungs and claws.
H mammary glands and hair.
J mammary glands and a rumen.

(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A.4)
5. As mammals evolved, they developed each of the following characteristics EXCEPT
A mammary glands.
B viviparous reproduction.
C endothermy.
D variable body temperature.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
6. Although prosimians do not look like monkeys or apes, they do share typical primate traits such as
F binocular vision.
G long tails.
H meat-based diets.
J hairless faces.

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 10A.6)
7. Which of the following helps mammals to cool their bodies?
A sweat glands
B fat tissue
C fur
D hair

(TAKS 3, Bio TEKS 7A)
8. Approximately when did the first true mammals appear?
F 20 million years ago
G 220 million years ago
H 2 million years ago
J 200,000 years ago

(TAKS 2, Bio TEKS 8C)
9. Early mammals fed mostly on
A fishes.
B reptiles.
C plants.
D insects.

10. When ice is heated from –10°C to 110°C, it passes through several states. Which list correctly describes the sequence?
F gas, vaporization, liquid, melting, solid
G solid, melting, liquid, vaporization, gas
H solid, liquid, melting, gas, vaporization
J liquid, sublimation, gas, vaporization, solid