Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration


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What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

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1. Which statement accurately portrays Monarch and Viceroy butterflies?

2. What is the effect of predation on prey?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Animals will use various methods to defend themselves against predators. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to examine some of these defenses. Learn about predator/prey interactions and remember the details on some tactics that animals employ in order to survive and avoid becoming dinner.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Defensive chemical usage
  • The coloration of monarch and viceroy butterflies
  • The effects of predation on prey
  • Coevolution
  • Types of mimicry

Skills Practiced

These resources will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the predator prey relationship
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the natural defenses of prey
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define coevolution

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration and double-check that you have thoroughly studied the material. Focus on these objectives throughout the lesson:

  • Discover which kind of animals use warning coloration
  • Distinguish between predator and prey
  • Discuss the purpose of camouflage
  • Identify different types of mimicry