Desert Animal Adaptations


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A desert is a very dry environment, meaning it is which of the following?

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1. What are animals that are only active at night called?

2. What is a physical or behavioral characteristic used by an organism to increase its chances of survival called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The desert is a unique environment of specially adapted animals, and this quiz will measure what you recall about these adaptations. For the most part, the quiz questions will ask you about related terminology and about some adaptation concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With the aid of these assessment tools, you can appraise the extent of your knowledge concerning:

  • Desert characteristics
  • Animals active at night
  • Behavioral characteristics for improved survival
  • Desert animal technique for conserving water
  • Animals active at dusk and dawn

Skills Practiced

Make use of this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related desert animal adaptations lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between animals who are active at night and animals who are only active during the dusk and dawn hours
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how animals of the desert conserve water

Additional Learning

Go beyond the quiz questions and look over the connected Desert Animal Adaptations lesson. Within the lesson, you can quickly spot the quiz answers, but you will also read facts about the following:

  • Extreme environments
  • Physical adaptation examples
  • Examples of behavioral adaptations