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Proboscis: Quiz


Question 1: The ________'s trunk and the tapir's elongated nose are called "proboscis", as is the snout of the male elephant seal.
HippopotamusAsian ElephantLionElephant

Question 2: Members of the ________ family (see elephant trunk).
LionHippopotamusElephantAsian Elephant

Question 3: In general, a proboscis (from Greek προ, pro "before" and βοσκειν, boskein "to feed") is an elongated appendage from the head of an ________, either a vertebrate or an invertebrate.

Question 4: The most common usage is to refer to the tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates such as insects (e.g., moths and butterflies), worms (including proboscis worms) and ________ molluscs.

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