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Antenna (biology): Quiz


Question 1: ________ bear two pairs of antennae.

Question 2: Functions may variously include sensing touch, air motion, heat, vibration (sound), and especially olfaction (smell) or ________ (taste).
NociceptorTasteGustatory systemSense

Question 3: In some groups of crustaceans, such as the spiny lobsters and slipper lobsters, the second antennae are enlarged, while in others, such as ________, the antennae are reduced in size.
CrabCrab fisheriesSea urchinSwordfish

Question 4: Some groups have a simple or variously modified apical or subapical bristle called an arista (this may be especially well-developed in various ________).

Question 5: In the groups with more uniform antennae (for example: ________), all segments are called antennomeres.

Question 6: ________ on the antennae bind to odour molecules, including pheromones.
G protein-coupled receptorReceptor (biochemistry)Olfactory receptorLysophospholipid receptor

Question 7: Antennae (singular: antenna) in biology have historically been paired appendages used for sensing in ________ and crustaceans.

Question 8: Amongst the non-insect classes of Hexapoda, ________ and Diplura have antenna, but Protura do not.

Question 9: In many ________ and in the chalcidoid wasps, the apical flagellomeres form a club, and the collective term for the segments between the club and the antennal base is the funicle; for traditional reasons, in beetles it is the segments between the club and the scape, but in wasps, it is the segments between the club and the pedicel.

Question 10: In ________, antennae are connected to the front-most segments.


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