Nature Quiz - Reptiles and Amphibians - Reptiles of the World (Questions)

Reptiles arose over 300,000,000 years ago, having evolved from a salamander-like ancestor. They represent a completion of the transition from life in water to a fully terrestrial lifestyle (although some reptiles have returned to the water). Waterproof skin and a water-resistant egg means that reptiles can live in places and ways that amphibians can't.

They range in size from tiny geckos that easily rest on a penny to the giant Komodo dragon. Venom is widespread among reptiles, from many lizards and snakes that will, at most, produce an irritating sensation with their salivary secretions to deadly coral snakes and their relatives which produce neurotoxins that can cause cardiac arrest. However, the vast majority of reptiles are absolutely harmless to humans.

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1. What does a chameleon NOT have?
[ ] Claws
[ ] Ears
[ ] Tail
[ ] Tongue
2. What is the name of this reptile?
[ ] Spectacled lizard
[ ] Plated lizard
[ ] Glass lizard
[ ] Monitor lizard
3. This foot belongs to which reptile?
[ ] Wood lizard
[ ] Gecko
[ ] Anole
[ ] Whiptail
4. Iguanas have a 'third' eye on their head. What is this eye called?
[ ] Parietal eye
[ ] Varietal eye
[ ] Territorial eye
[ ] Tyrannical eye
5. How does a crocodile sweat?
[ ] Through its tail
[ ] Through its skin
[ ] Through its mouth
[ ] Through its feet
6. Which TV sitcom features a tortoise at the start and end of each episode?
[ ] Early Doors
[ ] Dinnerladies
[ ] One Foot in the Grave
[ ] Only Fools and Horses
7. Can you name this reptile?
[ ] Skink
[ ] Tegus
[ ] Night Lizard
[ ] Agama
8. What is the collective term for a group of alligators?
[ ] Flock
[ ] Congregation
[ ] Troop
[ ] Snap
9. Can you name this reptile?
[ ] Blind Lizard
[ ] Spinytail Lizard
[ ] Gila monster
[ ] Collared Lizard
10. In 2006, the snapping turtle became the state reptile of which state?
[ ] New Jersey
[ ] Ohio
[ ] Delaware
[ ] New York
Nature Quiz - Reptiles and Amphibians - Reptiles of the World (Answers)
1. What does a chameleon NOT have?
[ ] Claws
[x] Ears
[ ] Tail
[ ] Tongue
2. What is the name of this reptile?
[ ] Spectacled lizard
[ ] Plated lizard
[ ] Glass lizard
[x] Monitor lizard
3. This foot belongs to which reptile?
[ ] Wood lizard
[x] Gecko
[ ] Anole
[ ] Whiptail
The toes of the gecko have a special adaptation that allows them to adhere to most surfaces without the use of liquids or surface tension
4. Iguanas have a 'third' eye on their head. What is this eye called?
[x] Parietal eye
[ ] Varietal eye
[ ] Territorial eye
[ ] Tyrannical eye
It is usually associated with the pineal gland, regulating circadian rhythmicity and hormone production for thermoregulation
5. How does a crocodile sweat?
[ ] Through its tail
[ ] Through its skin
[x] Through its mouth
[ ] Through its feet
That's why they can be seen on river banks with their mouths wide open - they are cooling down!
6. Which TV sitcom features a tortoise at the start and end of each episode?
[ ] Early Doors
[ ] Dinnerladies
[x] One Foot in the Grave
[ ] Only Fools and Horses
7. Can you name this reptile?
[x] Skink
[ ] Tegus
[ ] Night Lizard
[ ] Agama
8. What is the collective term for a group of alligators?
[ ] Flock
[x] Congregation
[ ] Troop
[ ] Snap
9. Can you name this reptile?
[ ] Blind Lizard
[ ] Spinytail Lizard
[x] Gila monster
[ ] Collared Lizard
10. In 2006, the snapping turtle became the state reptile of which state?
[ ] New Jersey
[ ] Ohio
[ ] Delaware
[x] New York
It was voted for by the state's public elementary school children