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1 Name : Subject : Science Class : V Roll No. : Date : SECTION A Choose the correct alternative ADAPTATION IN ANIMALS 1. Which body feature of a frog MAINLY helps it to capture a flying insect? a. Long, powerful legs b. Teeth in the upper jaw c. Long sticky tongue d. Webbed hind feet 2. Worms don t have this structure.insects like cockroaches carry it on them, while human beings have it inside them. What are we talking about? (Hint: You will not be able to move or even stand without it.) a. Legs b. Brain c. Muscles d. Skeleton 3. Shreyas was grouping animals.he decided to draw a triangle, or a square, or a circle or leave a blank around the animal s name depending on whether the animal had two legs, four legs, more than four legs or did not have legs at all. No legs two legs four legs more than four legs Around which of these animals should Shreyas draw a circle? a. Spider b. Cow c. Earthworm d. Snake Which of the following should Shreyas correctly draw for lizard? a. A triangle b. A square c. A circle d. Leave it blank 1

2 4 How do generations survive in an unfavourable environment? a. They adapt to the surrounding b. They experiment c. They hibernate d.they change their environment 5 A wasp has a sting to a. carry food b. protect itself c. attract other wasps d. build its home 6. A student identified the following characteristics in an animal: Spines to prevent slipping Ability to climb trees Strong claws and broad hip girdles The animal may be best categorized under a. Terrestrial animals b. Arboreal animals c. Reptiles d. Aquatic animals 7 A species has physically adapted itself by using camouflage. Based on this statement which of the following is true? a. The species has migrated to avoid predators b. The species has hibernated to avoid predators. c. The species played dead to avoid predators d. The species blended with the surrounding to avoid predators. 8 A bear sleeps all winter. What is this type of adaptation called? a. playing dead b. hibernation c. camouflage d. migration 9 What is the goal of adaptation? a. It helps an animal to survive in its environment. b. It increases the likelihood of being eaten by a predator. c. It stops the survival of weaker animals d. It avoids natural selection 2

3 10 Why do some organisms like butterflies have bright colours? a. To warn predators that they are poisonous. b. To make it easier for them to find food. c. To help them adapt to flying long distances. d. To make it easier for them to blend in their surroundings 11 Animals have structural and behavioural adaptations which enable them to survive in their natural habitat. Looking at the picture of the head of the fish, which of the following is true of how this organism survives in its natural habitat? a. It is a herbivore. b. It feeds on animals. c. It uses its eyes to scare away predators. d. It is able to hold its breath underwater for a long time. 12 Ans Which of the following animals is correctly matched to its behavioural adaptation? a Animal Behavioural Adaptation Bat Wings that enable them to fly b. Animal Behavioural Adaptation Millipede Curl into a tiny ball when touched c. Animal Behavioural Adaptation Polar bear Thick white fur to keep it warm d. Animal Behavioural Adaptation Fennec fox Big and long ears to cool itself 3

4 13 Sharks have fins to help them swim faster and survive in a marine environment But a porcupine s main line of defense comes from its sharp a) teeth b) claws c) quills d) none of these Ans 1 Write briefly about the following terms. a) Habitat SECTION B b) Hibernation c) Arboreal animals 2. Some birds like the Siberian crane fly to India in winters. Why? 3. Monkeys have long tails. Give reason. 4

5 4 A polar bear has thick and padded feet. Justify. 5. Tigers, cheetahs and zebras can hide themselves behind tall grasses. How is this adaption helpful to them? 6. A camel can live in a desert without food and water for several days. How? 7 How are the strong legs of an ostrich useful to it? 5

6 SECTION C 1 Read the given paragraph on the Indian Robin and fill in each blank with a Key Concept Word that is given adaptation habitat predator reproduce survive insects The Indian robin is found in stony, grassy parts of India The of the robin can be in the woods, in fields, or in yards. This bird hunts for worms and insects, so it is a. It also eats fruits and berries. Robins in the spring. They build nests and lay 3 5 eggs. The Babies hatch in about two weeks. When the babies are born, they know how to open their mouths for food. This is an that keeps them alive. They feed mostly on but also feed frogs and lizards to their babies. If the babies did noteat, they would die. The babies need food to 2 Complete the table given below Characteristics Animal Adaptation (any one) Lives in the water Lives in a cold, icy climate. Builds its nest in a tree Eats water plants and animals. Feeds on grasses. 6

7 3 Complete the crossword related to the polar bear with the help of the clues given below Across 1 This is the colour of a polar bear s skin 2 This is the number of miles a polar bear can swim without stopping. 3 Polar bears love to hunt these animals. Down 4 When swimming, a polar bear s front legs do this. 5 This is the region of the world where polar bears live. 6 When swimming, a polar bear s back legs do this. 7

8 4 How do the following animals protect themselves? Complete the following concept map with suitable examples. Adaptations according to habitats 8

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