Penguin: Quiz


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  • the discovery of Icadyptes salasi, a prehistoric five-foot-tall penguin in Peru, has caused scientists to reconsider the timeline of penguin evolution?
  • survivors of the Loch Sloy disaster who made it ashore to Kangaroo Island, were eventually found with the remains of two dead penguins tied around their neck?

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Question 1: A predator looking up from below (such as an orca or a ________) has difficulty distinguishing between a white penguin belly and the reflective water surface.
Polar bearLeopard SealWeddell SealRed Fox

Question 2: The basal penguins lived around the time of the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event somewhere in the general area of (southern) New Zealand and ________, Antarctica.
Roald AmundsenRichard Evelyn ByrdMarie Byrd LandWest Antarctica

Question 3:
What family does Penguin belong to?

Question 4: Basal and unresolved taxa (all ________)
FossilGeologic time scaleGeologyPaleontology

Question 5:
What period does the fossils of the Penguin come from?
Early Eocene to Recent
Middle Miocene to Late Miocene

Question 6: All penguins are countershaded for ________ – that is, they have a white underside and a dark (mostly black) upperside.
CamouflageCrypsisMilitary camouflageConvergent evolution

Question 7: ________, Eudyptes chrysocome
Northern Rockhopper PenguinMacaroni PenguinWestern Rockhopper PenguinMagellanic Penguin

Question 8: Both were found on ________, the former also in the Antarctic farther eastwards.
NauruNew ZealandAustraliaUnited Kingdom

Question 9: Mistakenly, some artists and writers have penguins based at the ________.
North PoleArctic OceanArctic CircleArctic exploration

Question 10: Their ________ wings have become flippers, useless for flight in the air.
VestigialityNatural selectionEvolutionAdaptation

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