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Practice - Living Things - 02

Hello young scientists! Ready to put your knowledge about living things to the test? This quiz will cover the diverse world of living organisms and their characteristics. Let's see how much you know and remember, no need to worry if you get a few wrong. It's all about learning! Good luck and have fun!
1.
What does a herbivore eat?
Only meat
Both plants and meat
Only plants
Neither plants nor meat
Herbivores are animals that eat only plants.
2.
What is the term for the shedding of parts of an organism as a part of growth?
Shrinking
Hibernating
Reproducing
Moulting
Moulting is correct. An example of this is when a snake sheds its skin as it grows.
3.
What are the seven characteristics of living things?
Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, Nutrition
Eating, Sleeping, Running, Jumping, Playing, Reading, Writing
Walking, Eating, Talking, Sleeping, Running, Crying, Laughing
Laughing, Crying, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking, Writing, Speaking
The correct answer is Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Growth, Reproduction, Excretion, Nutrition. These are the seven characteristics all living organisms share.
4.
Are fungi, such as mushrooms, classified as plants?
Yes, they are types of plants.
No, they are not plants.
Yes, they are types of flowers.
No, they are types of animals.
Fungi are not classified as plants. They represent their own kingdom in the classification system of organisms.
5.
Why do living organisms need to excrete?
To grow
To remove waste products
To reproduce
To eat
Excretion is the process of removing waste products from the body, like when humans excrete sweat or urine.
6.
What does 'sensitivity' describe in living organisms?
The ability to taste different foods
The ability to laugh and cry
The ability to react to the environment
The ability to read and write
Sensitivity in biology refers to an organism's ability to react to changes and stimuli in their environment.
7.
What is photosynthesis?
A type of dance
A process by which plants make their own food
A process by which animals eat food
A type of flower
Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into food (sugar) and oxygen.
8.
What does 'respiration' mean in terms of living organisms?
It means they can run fast.
It means they can absorb nutrients from the soil.
It means they can breathe or exchange gases.
It means they can reproduce and have babies.
Respiration refers to the process where all living organisms exchange gases. For example, humans inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.
9.
Which of the following is a non-living thing?
Dog
Rock
Tree
Mushroom
Rock is non-living because it does not show any of the seven characteristics of living things.
10.
What's the scientific term for living organisms taking in food?
Eating
Feeding
Digesting
Nutrition
Nutrition is the correct term. It includes all the processes involved in taking in and using food substances by which growth, repair and maintenance of activities in the body as a whole or in any of its parts are accomplished.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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