2009 Multiple Choice

  1. The phenotype of an animal is...
    A. All the genes possessed by the animal
    B. The union of gametes carrying different alleles
    C. The physical appearance of an animal
    D. The term used to describe a heterozygous condition
    C. The physical appearance of an animal
  2. What is the vector for heartworm?
    A. Flies
    B. Ants
    C. Mosquitoes
    D. Gnats
    C. Mosquitoes
  3. An average adult cat should have a diet that has ___% protien.
    B. 21%
    C. 25%
    D. 32%
    C. 25%
  4. When cleaning a dog's ear at home, all of the following can be used on a cotton ball, except:
    A. Saltwater
    B. Hydrogen peroxide
    C. Mineral oil
    D. Alcohol
    A. Saltwater
  5. _______ is an example of a spitz breed.
    A. Shnauzer
    B. Keeshound
    C. Chow Chow
    D. St. Bernard
    B. Keeshound
  6. Lower back vertabrae are called:
    A. Caudal
    B. Cervical
    C. Lumbar
    D. Thoracic
    C. Lumbar
  7. The heart of a fish has:
    A. One chamber
    B. Two chambers
    C. Three chambers
    D. Four chamers
    B. Two chambers
  8. What is the average length of a rabbit's pregnancy (in months)?
    A. 1/2 of a month
    B. 1 month
    C. 1 1/2 months
    D. 2 months
    B. 1 month
  9. In birdseeds, cereal seeds contain higher _______ compared to oil seeds.
    A. Carbohydrates
    B. Proteins
    C. Fat
    D. Sugar
    A. Carbohydrates
  10. The ______ is a crustacean that buries it's head into the fish's tissue.
    A. Fish louse
    B. Anchor worm
    C. Blood worm
    D. Hydatid
    B. Anchor worm
  11. The large intestine is made up of the...
    A. Jejunum, ileum and duodenum
    B. Rumen, omasum and abomasums
    C. Rumen, reticulum and omasum
    D. Cecum, colon and rectum
    D. Cecum, colon, and rectum
  12. A puncture wound to your dog may result in...
    A. Distemper
    B. Hepatitis
    C. Leptospirosis
    D. Tetanus
    D. Tetanus
  13. A smooth muscle is found in the...
    A. Back
    B. Neck
    C. Stomach
    D. Heart
    C. Stomach
  14. The Jacobson's organ is found in:
    A. Rabbits
    B. Dogs
    C. Cats
    D. Birds
    C. Cats
  15. An emaciated cat would...
    Have extreme loss of blood
    B. Have extreme loss of hair
    C. Have extreme weight loss
    D. Have extreme nasal discharge
    C. Have extreme weight loss
  16. Which of the following dogs is prone to back problems?
    A. Chow Chow
    B. Dachshund
    C. Labrador Retriever
    D. Poodle
    B. Dachshund
  17. Dogs have a gestation period of ___ days in average.
    A. 45
    B. 55
    C. 63
    D. 73
    C. 63
  18. Which breed of cat lacks a tail?
    A. Malayan
    B. Irish Setter
    C. Manx
    D. Korat
    C. Manx
  19. Due to the ability of a cat to synthesize these vitamins, they are not required in a cat's diet.
    A. C and K
    B. B and C
    C. A and K
    D. A and D
    A. C and K
  20. The measure of acidity in an aquarium is read on the ___ scale.
    A. pH
    B. AC/DC
    C. Hydrometer
    D. Fluorescent scale
    A. pH
  21. Muscles attatch to bones by means of:
    A. Ligaments
    B. Tendons
    C. Bones
    D. Gristle
    B. Tendons
  22. Arthritis is:
    Breaking of the joints of an animal
    B. Inflammation of the joints of an animal
    C. Inflammation of the muscles of an animal
    D. Not a problem in dogs or cats
    B. Inflammation of the joints of an animal
  23. Which of the following is not a RNA base?
    B. Uracil
    C. Thymine
    D. Cytosine
    C. Thymine
  24. Fluorescent lighting is used for aquariums because it...
    Radiates heat
    B. Reproduces the sun's light spectrum
    C. Is less expensice than incandescent
    D. Is not harmed by water
    B. Reproduces the sun's light spectrum
  25. What is the term for a feline giving birth?
    B. Kindling
    C. Whelping
    D. Farrowing
    A. Queening
  26. What age can rabbits become sexually mature?
    Less than 3 months
    B. 3 to 8 months
    C. 8 to 12 months
    D. Over 12 months
    B. 3 to 8 months
  27. What stage of estrous is the female receptive to the male?
    B. Estrus
    C. Anestrus
    D. Diestrus
    D. Diestrus
  28. Breeding unrelated animals is called...
    B. Crossbreeding
    C. Out crossing
    D. Line crossbreeding
    C. Out crossing
  29. This term is used for an infected uterus:
    A. Pyometra
    B. Cryptorchidism
    C. Osteomalacia
    D. Stromatolites
    A. Pyometra
  30. This is the most basic nutrient in an animal's diet:
    B. Protein
    C. Water
    D. Carbohydrates
    C. Water
  31. This amino acid must be included in all feline diets.

    A. Taurine
  32. Which of these vitamins is fat-soluble?

    D. Vitamin K
  33. What life stage requires the most protein in its diet?

    D. Growing puppy
  34. This feline disease is caused by a coronavirus:

    B. Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  35. This problem is seen in animals infested with mites.

    D. Mange
  36. Dogs and cats can get tapeworm for ingesting which of the following?

    C. Fleas
  37. This zoonotic disease is dangerous for pregnant women.

    D. Toxoplasmosis
  38. This tick spreads Lyme Disease:

    C. The deer tick
  39. This is the mite found in dog and cat ears:

    C. Otodectes
  40. This parasite's pupal stage greatly affects how it is treated:

    D. Flea
  41. This cat is know for its unusual ears:

    A. Scottish Fold
  42. This dog breed was developed by a tax collector in Germany in the 1890's:

    B. Doberman Pinscher
  43. About how long is the gestation of the feline?

    A. 63 days
  44. This front leg bone is connected to the scapula:

    A. Humerus
  45. Which of the following blood cells is a leukocyte or white blood cell?

    D. Basophil
  46. This bone is commonly called the breast bone:

    C. Sternum
  47. This term is used for an abnormal decrease in an animal's heart rate:

    C. Bradycardia
  48. This is the term for a decreased level of potassium:

    C. Hypocalcemia
  49. This term describes the wasting away of muscle tissue:

    A. Atrophy
  50. What kind of a dog is this?
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    Doberman Pinscher
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2009 Multiple Choice
2009 Small Animals Questions