Correlation Between Diet & the Evolutionary Adaptations of Vertebrate Digestive Systems


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Which of these animals is least likely to have sharp canines?

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1. Which of the following animals, relative to size, would be the one that's most likely to have the longest digestive tract?

2. ___ is a state where two dissimilar organisms live together in a mutually beneficial fashion.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of vertebrate digestive systems in living organisms and how they have adapted to changing diets over time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will recognize your knowledge of the following:

  • An animal that will eat its own feces and the term used to describe this behavior
  • An animal that usually does not have sharp canines
  • The term to describe how two dissimilar organisms live together

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an animal most likely to eat their own feces for nutritional purposes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an animal that typically does not have sharp canine teeth to grasp food or prey
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding a term used to describe two dissimilar organisms living together in a mutually advantageous way and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of vertebrate digestive systems and their adaptations to diet, review the lesson called Correlation Between Diet & Evolutionary Adaptations of Vertebrate Digestive Systems. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • Carnivores and omnivores
  • The general digestive adaptations of animals
  • The stomach and intestines of different types of animals