Reptiles: Features, Types & Importance


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The word reptile refers to which of the following?

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1. The largest reptiles include which of the following?

2. Which of the following are characteristics of reptiles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In terms of vertebrate animals, reptiles have been on the earth longer than mammals or birds, and as a result they've evolved into a significant niche within the environment. This online assessment will test you on the characteristics and importance of reptiles. Some things the quiz will go over include groups in the class Reptilia and notable examples of reptiles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test:

  • The origins of the term 'reptile'
  • The largest reptiles
  • Characteristics of reptiles
  • The class Reptilia
  • Why reptiles are important

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the defining characteristics and importance of reptiles found in the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you accurately understand the different types of reptiles based upon characteristics, and why reptiles are important
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to identify specific species of reptiles and the larger groups into which they fall

Additional Learning

Learn more about reptiles with the corresponding lesson called Reptiles: Features, Types & Importance. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of reptiles
  • Origin of the term 'reptile'
  • Examples of reptiles
  • Characteristics of reptiles
  • Different types of reptiles
  • Importance of reptiles