You may have referred to an anti-social friend as being in hibernation, in the sense that most hibernating animals go into an unarousable state for many months at a time, cutting themselves off from the world. However, there are many aspects of hibernation that your anti-social friend will not be able to achieve. Take this quiz to learn more about the hibernation process and what it is used for.
What is required in order for the body to carry out any activity?
Why do animals need to hibernate?
to conserve energy
to build body fat
to stay warm in the winter
What happens to an animal's body during hibernation?
Heart rate increases.
Which animals are more likely to hibernate?
What is the term for reptile hibernation?
What is the most significant change to the body as part of hibernation?
What happens to brain activity during hibernation?
It is the same as during sleep.
It is reduced during hibernation.
It is similar to normal brain activity.
How do animals know when it is time to hibernate?
They sense the temperature change.
They see their food supplies running out.
Both of the above.
Some animals know it is time to hibernate based on their body clock. What is the term for the clock used to determine hibernation times?
What do animals do before going into hibernation?
They build a den.
They inform their friends.
How do animals ensure they have enough energy stores to last them for the winter?
They eat a lot before hibernating.
They store food with them.
Both of the above.
Which system in the body controls hibernation?
the central nervous system
the endocrine system
the cardiovascular system
How do hibernating animals protect themselves from freezing during hibernation, despite the reduction in body warmth?
They have a body thermostat that prevents freezing.
They build themselves a warm den.
They snuggle together.
During hibernation an animal's heart rate can drop to as low as __ percent of its usual level.
How does an animal maintain the minimal level of function required during hibernation without food to fuel the processes?
They use body fat reserves.
They use functions that don't consume energy.
They eat daily during hibernation.
How do animals remove urea produced during hibernation?
They store it up in their bladder.
They break it down.
When do animals go into estivation?
when the weather gets too humid
when the weather gets too hot
when the weather gets too wet
Lungfish are able to live without water for how long?
Which of the following animals use torpor to conserve energy?
What happens to an animal's cholesterol level before hibernation?