Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping


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Being able to regulate body temperature means mammals are which of the following?

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1. Hair or fur provides the following?

2. Which of the following are characteristics of mammals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mammals belong to a diverse class of animals that share a set of key physical and physiological characteristics and traits such body structure, protective fur or hair, and the ability to control body temperature. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the characteristics of mammals and the wide variety of species within this group of animals, which includes human beings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following:

  • Term used to describe animals that can regulate body temperature
  • Function of hair and fur
  • Definition of placental mammals
  • Example of monotreme mammals
  • Skeletal structure of mammals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the characteristics of mammals
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as monotremes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the common characteristic found in a diverse range of mammals

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Mammals: Traits, Behavior & Grouping. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Understand the scope of animals classified as mammals
  • List common physical characteristics of mammals
  • Know the differences in mammal reproductive systems
  • Know the key physiological characteristic common to all mammals
  • Describe the similarities and differences in mammal body structure