Oligochaeta: Characteristics & Reproduction


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About how many species of Oligochaeta are there?

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1. What is peristalsis?

2. Which of the following is true about oligocheate reproduction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly and easily determine what you know about Oligochaeta with this short quiz and worksheet assessment. You must be familiar with species of Oligochaeta and how they reproduce in order to correctly answer all quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You must be able to do the following to pass this assessment:

  • Note how many species of Oligochaeta exist
  • Define peristalsis
  • Recognize true and false statement about oligochaete reproduction
  • Name the subclass and phylum in which oligochaete are found
  • Describe at what point oligochaete eggs are fertilized

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the number of species identified in the Oligochaeta class
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define peristalsis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the subclass and phylum in which oligochaete are placed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer true/false questions about the reproduction of oligochaete

Additional Learning

You can dig up more information about this topic by referring to the lesson titled Oligochaeta: Characteristics & Reproduction. Facts discussed in this lesson include:

  • What the name of this class refers to
  • What 'oglio' and 'chaeta' mean
  • How large these worms can grow
  • What these worms have despite not having a head
  • What oligochaete feed on