Herp Natural History Exam Review

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  1. Which of the following snakes is not most commonly found on sandy
    soils?   

    A. Coachwhip    B. Copperhead    C. Eastern Pine Snake    D. Pygmy Rattlesnake  E. Scarlet Snake
    Copperhead
  2. Which of the following reptiles is incorrectly
    described by the term “widespread in TN but uncommon to rare”?    A. Scarlet Snake    B. Slender Glass Lizard    C. Pygmy Rattlesnake    D. Six-lined Racerunner    E. Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
    Pygmy rattlesnake
  3. What are the two most common lizard species in
    Tennessee?    A. Green Anole and Eastern
    Fence Lizard    B. Eastern Fence Lizard
    and Five-lined Skink    C. Five-lined
    Skink and Six-lined Racerunner    D.
    Six-lined Racerunner and Slender Glass Lizard   E. Slender Glass Lizard and Green Anole
    Eastern Fence Lizard and Five-lined Skink
  4. Which of the following snakes is not extremely
    hyperactive when handled?    A. Black
    Racer    B. Eastern Hog-nosed Snake    C. Plainbelly Water Snake    D. Rough Green Snake    E. Scarlet Kingsnake
    Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
  5. Which of the following snakes has the least specialized
    diet?    A. Hog-nosed Snake    B. Cottonmouth   
    C. Mud Snake    D. Queen
    Snake    E. Scarlet Kingsnake
    Cottonmouth
  6. Which of the following snakes is not likely to eat another
    snake?    A. Black Racer B. Common Kingsnake   
    C. Cottonmouth    D. Eastern
    Milksnake    E. Timber Rattlesnake
    Timber Rattlesnake
  7. Which of the following reptiles is least likely to be found
    in someone’s home (having gained access from the outside)?    A. Midland Rat Snake    B. Broadhead Skink    C. Ringneck Snake   
    D. Green Anole    E. Smooth Earth
    Snake
    Smooth EarthSnake
  8. What is the most common venomous snake in
    TN?    A. Eastern Diamondback
    Rattlesnake    B. Copperhead    C. Pygmy Rattlesnake    D. Cottonmouth    E. Timber Rattlesnake
    Copperhead
  9. If you went to correct habitat within the range of the
    animal in TN and looked for it using the best technique (i.e., turning rocks,
    looking in trees, etc.), which of the following reptiles is least likely to be
    found on a given day?    A. Queen
    Snake    B. Eastern Fence Lizard    C. Eastern Hog-nosed Snake    D. Five-lined Skink   E. Diamondback Water Snake
    Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
  10. Which of the following lizards is least likely
    to be seen on the side of a tree?
    A. Broadhead Skink    B. Eastern Fence
    Lizard    C. Five-lined Skink    D. Green Anole    E. Six-lined Racerunner
    Six-lined Racerunner
  11. Which of the following snakes kills its prey
    before consuming them?    A. Black
    Racer    B. Mississippi Green Water
    Snake    C. Redbelly Snake    D. Rough Green Snake    E. Scarlet Kingsnake
    Scarlet Kingsnake
  12. Which of the following reptiles is not known for
    being especially fast or quick when being chased?    A. Black Racer    B. Little Brown Skink    C. Mud Snake    D. Six-lined Racerunner    E. Coachwhip
    Mud Snake
  13. Which of the following snakes does not lay
    eggs?    A. Eastern Pine Snake    B. Hog-nosed Snake    C. Midland Rat Snake    D. Smooth Earth Snake    E. Worm Snake
    Smooth Earth Snake
  14. Which of the following reptiles is least likely to be found
    in someone’s vegetable garden during standard cleaning exercises (i.e.,
    weeding, removing debris, etc.)?   

    A. Rough Green Snake  B. Five-lined Skink    C. Black Racer    D. Six-lined Racerunner    E. Prairie Kingsnake
    Six-lined Racerunner
  15. Which of the following lizards is least likely
    to lose its tail if attacked by a predator?   
    A. Green Anole    B. Brown Skink    C. Glass Lizard    D. Five-lined Skink    E. Six-lined Racerunner
    Six-lined Racerunner
  16. Which of the following snakes are you most
    likely to find in a tree?    A. Common
    Kingsnake    B. Corn Snake    C. Eastern Hog-nosed Snake    D. Western Ribbon Snake    E. Southeastern Crowned Snake
    Corn Snake
  17. Which of the following reptiles is most likely to eat an earthworm?    A. Common Garter Snake    B. Slender Glass Lizard    C. Black Racer    D. Five-lined Skink E. Midland Water Snake
    Common Garter Snake
  18. Which of the following snakes is not likely to bite when it
    is first captured?   

    A. Black Racer    B. Broad-banded Water Snake    C. Common Kingsnake    D. Midland Rat Snake    E. Queen Snake
    Queen Snake
  19. Which of the following reptiles is uncommon in TN (either
    because of range or population levels) and is also relatively uncommon to rare
    elsewhere in its range?

    A. Corn Snake   B. Prairie Kingsnake    C. Green Anole    D. Scarlet Snake    E. Pine Snake
    Pine Snake
  20. Which of the following snakes does not prey on invertebrates as its primary prey?

    A. Eastern Worm Snake    B. Queen Snake    C. Rough Green Snake    D. Scarlet Snake    E. Southeastern Crowned Snake
    Scarlet Snake
  21. Which of the following snakes has the least specialized
    diet?    A. Crowned Snake B. Hog-nosed Snake   
    C. Milk Snake    D. Queen Snake    E. Scarlet Kingsnake
    Milk Snake
  22. Which of the following snakes is seldom found in the open
    (i.e., it is almost always found under debris)?    A. Garter Snake    B. Hog-nosed Snake    C. Redbelly Snake D. Timber rattlesnake    E. Water Snake
    Redbelly Snake
  23. Which of the following lizards occurs throughout most of Tennessee but is very seldom encountered in the state?    A. Brown Skink    B. Coal Skink    C. Eastern Fence Lizard    D. Green Anole    E. Six-lined Racerunner
    Six-lined Racerunner
  24. What is the most widespread and abundant water snake in
    TN?   

    A. Diamondback Water Snake    B. Midland Water Snake    C. Mississippi Green Water Snake    D. Southern Water Snake    E. Plainbelly Water Snake
    Midland Water Snake
  25. Which of the following turtles is most likely to
    be found basking on a log in a river or lake?   
    A. Alligator Snapping Turtle    B.
    Common Snapping Turtle    C. Eastern Mud
    Turtle    D. Common Map Turtle    E. Smooth Softshell Turtle
    Common Map Turtle
  26. Which of the following snakes kills its prey most of the time before consuming it?   

    A. Coachwhip    B. Corn Snake    C. Dekay’s Snake    D. Green Snake    E. Scarlet Snake.
    Corn Snake
  27. Which of the following is not a common food you
    would expect for the turtle to eat that is paired with it?     A. Alligator Snapping Turtle – Carrion    B. Loggerhead Musk Turtle – Aquatic snails    C. River Cooter – Aquatic plants    D. Slider – Fish    E. Smooth Softshell Turtle- Aquatic insects
    Alligator Snapping Turtle – Carrion
  28. Which of the following snakes lays eggs?    A. Dekay Snake    B. Queen Snake C. Ringneck Snake   D. Rough Earth Snake    E. Western
    Ribbon Snake
    Ringneck Snake
  29. Which of the following is an unlikely escape route for the lizard that is paired with it?

    A. Brown Skink – Hide in leaf litter    B. Coal Skink – Dive under water    C. Eastern Fence Lizard – Hide on the backside of a tree    D. Six-lined Racerunner– Dart into a burrow    E. Slender Glass Lizard – Hide in low branches of shrubs
    Slender Glass Lizard – Hide in low branches of shrubs
  30. Which of the following names is not associated with the
    snake or lizard to which it is paired?   
    A. Cottonmouth – Water Moccasin   
    B. Earth Snake – Stinging Snake   C. Five-lined Skink – Scorpion    D. Hog-nosed Snake – Spreading Adder    E. Mud Snake – Hoop Snake
    Earth Snake – Stinging Snake
  31. Which of the following turtles are best known for having a
    high level of tolerance to pollution, sometimes being found in sewage
    lagoons?    A. Bog Turtles and Common
    Snapping Turtles    B. Common Snapping
    Turtles and Painted Turtles    C. Painted
    Turtles and River Cooters    D. River
    Cooters and Softshell Turtles    E.
    Softshell Turtles and Sliders.
    Common SnappingTurtles and Painted Turtles
  32. Which of the following snakes is most likely to be found in
    a tree or shrub?   

    A. Black Racer    B.Prairie Kingsnake    C. Rough Green Snake    D. Scarlet Snake E. Worm Snake
    Rough Green Snake
  33. What is the primary food of most lizards found in
    Tennessee?    A. Insects B. Smaller lizards   
    C. Spiders and Scorpions    D.Newborn Mice    E. Invertebrate Eggs
    Insects
  34. Which of the following defensive mechanisms is incorrectly
    paired with the snake that is listed with it?   
    A. Earth Snake – Coils its tail   
    B. Garter Snake – Puffs its body C. Hog-nosed Snake – Plays dead    D. Pine Snake – Shakes its tail    E. Redbelly Snake – Curls its lips
    Earth Snake – Coils its tail
  35. Which turtle is least likely to bite if handled
    carelessly?    A. Alligator Snapping
    Turtle    B. Common Snapping Turtle    C. Stinkpot    D. Smooth Softshell Turtle    E. Spiny Softshell Turtle
    Smooth Softshell Turtle
  36. Which of the following is not a common food you would expect for the snake to eat that is paired with it?    A. Mud Snake – Sirens    B. Rat Snake – Bird eggs    C. Scarlet Snake – Lizard eggs    D. Water Snake – Rodents    E. Worm Snake – Worms
    Water Snake – Rodents
  37. What is unique about the breeding biology of several of our
    native skinks?   

    A. They lay only one egg that is exceptionally
    large    B. They do not lay eggs at
    all        C. They tend the eggs in the nest    D. They lay their eggs in the nests of
    other lizards      E. They lay their eggs in trees to avoid ground predators
    They tend the eggs in the nest
  38. Which of the following is not the habitat where you would
    expect to find the turtle that is paired with it?    A. Alligator Snapping Turtle – Muddy slough or oxbow lake B. Bog Turtle – Moss dominated wetland    C. Northern Painted Turtle – Large river
    D. Slider – Small pond    E. Spiny Softshell Turtle – Soft-bottomed stream
    Northern Painted Turtle – Large river
  39. Which of the following snakes is not slightly venomous
    (i.e., rear-fanged)?

    A. Coachwhip    B. Crowned Snake    C. Hog-nosed Snake    D. Ringneck Snake E. Worm Snake
    Coachwhip
  40. Which of the following unique characteristics is paired with
    the wrong turtle?

    A. Smooth Softshell Turtle – buries in the mud most of the
    time

    B. Loggerhead Musk Turtle – special gland that emits a
    stinking odor

    C. False Map Turtle – frequent basks, but very easily
    disturbed

    D. Bog Turtle – primarily consumes cranberries from bogs

    E. Alligator Snapping Turtle – appendage in mouth that
    lures prey
    Bog Turtle – primarily consumes cranberries from bogs

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