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Termite: Quiz

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Question 1:
What classis does Termite belong to?
Insecta
Insecta
Cephalopoda
Arachnida

Question 2: However, in the Termitidae, which account for approximately 60% of all termite species, the flagellates have been lost and this digestive role is taken up, in part, by a consortium of ________ organisms.
Gram-positive bacteriaBacteriaCyanobacteriaProkaryote

Question 3:
What kind of animal is a Termite?

Question 4:
What period does the fossils of the Termite come from?
Pleistocene u2013 Recent
Late Atdabanian
Late Triassic - Recent
Late Cretaceous,

Question 5: Due to closely related bacterial species, it is strongly presumed that the termites' gut flora are descended from the gut flora of the ancestral wood-eating ________, like those of the genus Cryptocercus.
InsectCultural references to cockroachesArthropodCockroach

Question 6: The main dust toxicants have been the inorganic metallic poison ________, insect growth regulators (hormones) such as triflumuron and, more recently fipronil, a phenyl-pyrazole.
AminopterinArsenic trioxideCyclophosphamidePaclitaxel

Question 7: Even so, termites are able to bridge these with shelter tubes, and it has been known for termites to chew through piping made of soft plastics and even some metals, such as ________, to exploit moisture.
LeadGoldZincTin

Question 8: Defence is typically achieved by secreting anti-feedant chemicals (such as oils, resins, and ________) into the woody cell walls.
LigninPlantBacteriaFungus

Question 9: Most recently, this has led some authors to propose that termites be reclassified as a single family, Termitidae, within the order ________, which contains cockroaches [16][17][18].
InsectArthropodCockroachCultural references to cockroaches

Question 10: This simple story, which has been in ________ textbooks for decades, is complicated by the finding that all studied termites can produce their own cellulase enzymes, and therefore can digest wood in the absence of their symbiotic microbes.
ConchologyZoologyEthologyEntomology







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