Water Shrews: American & Eurasian


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What unique feature of water shrews keeps them insulated and dry as they swim underwater?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a typical prey item for a water shrew?

2. The _____ water shrew is unique in that is has venom for stunning its prey.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your understanding of American and Eurasian water shrews with this quiz and worksheet. Among other topics, this convenient multiple-choice quiz requires you to recall the regions where American water shrews can be found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on the following:

  • A water shrew feature that keeps them insulated and dry underwater
  • Prey of water shrews
  • A water shrew that has venom for stunning prey
  • True/false statements about the Eurasian water shrew
  • Where you would and would not find an American water shrew

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the prey of water shrews and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Eurasian water shrews and use it to pick out true/false statements about them
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a water shrew with venom used to stun prey

Additional Learning

Explore these animals further by reviewing the lesson titled Water Shrews: American & Eurasian. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • The number of shrew species that exist
  • What it means to be an 'amphibious' animal
  • Body structure of water shrews
  • The lifespan of water shrews