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1. There are more than _______ species of insects, and many more are discovered every year. (Check the correct answer.)
600,000
700,000
800,000
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2. The body of an adult insect has 3 main parts - the head, the thorax, and the ________. (Check the correct answer.)
chest
abdomen
wing
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3. All adult insects have have a pair of feelers or antennae, at the front of the head. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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4. Every adult insect has ________ legs and most of them have one or two pairs of wings. (Check the correct answer.)
six
eight
ten
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5. The ________ is packed with powerful muscles which operate the insects legs as well as its wings. (Check the correct answer.)
abdomen
head
thorax
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6. An insects skeleton keeps water from soaking into the body and from leaving the body. It protects from heat and cold, and from some of its enemies. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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7. The purpose of flying is to carry pollen, flee from enemies, capture food, and have fun. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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8. Insects were the first creatures to develop _______. (Check the correct answer.)
antennae
wings
feelers
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9. An insect's _______ do not develop until adulthood. (Check the correct answer.)
feelers
legs
wings
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10. The dragonfly is able to fly more than _______ mph. (Check the correct answer.)
55
45
35
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11. Scientists have found that insects can only fly a few minutes at a time. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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12. All insects are wingless when they hatch out of the egg. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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13. Since an insect's skeleton has no stretch, the growing animal must molt its old skeleton to grow a larger one. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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14. Wings cannot be molted or replaced. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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15. A butterfly's dust comes from tiny hairs on their wings. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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16. Most insects go through four stages as they grow from egg to adult. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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17. The Monarch Butterfly can migrate more than _______ miles yearly. (Check the correct answer.)
1,000
2,000
3,000
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18. Many species of butterflies migrate in large numbers, sometimes in the _______. (Check the correct answer.)
hundreds
thousands
millions
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19. Some scientists believe insects will still be around after people are gone. (Check the correct answer.)
True
False
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