What is a Platypus? - Classification, Locomotion & Facts


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To which continent is the platypus native?

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1. What sets the platypus apart from most other mammals?

2. What is the purpose of the duck bill for the platypus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about the duck-billed platypus with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should be familiar with how the platypus is different from many other mammals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will gauge what you know about:

  • Where the platypus originates
  • How the platypus is unique
  • The reason for its duck bill
  • Where the platypus' venom is located
  • The adaptation that helps the platypus swim in water

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the duck-billed platypus
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of the duck bill and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the platypus' venom is located

Additional Learning

Learn more about this mammal with the lesson titled What is a Platypus? - Classification, Locomotion & Facts. Here are examples of what's in the lesson:

  • An overview of platypus characteristics
  • What 'Monotremata' are
  • The effect of platypus venom