What Do You Know About Worms? Trivia Quiz

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Though worms are minute, they play a great role in the ecosystem. Earthworms, for instance, break down organic matters which of benefits to plants. It also determines the amount of air and water that can get to the soil. This quiz will test you on how much you know about worms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What happens when worms are exposed to too much light?

    • A.

      It burns their skin

    • B.

      Their body is warm

    • C.

      They become paralyzed

    • D.

      They stop processing their food

    Correct Answer
    C. They become paralyzed
    Explanation
    Exposure to excessive light can cause worms to become paralyzed. This is because worms are sensitive to light and prolonged exposure can disrupt their nervous system, leading to paralysis. When paralyzed, worms are unable to move or perform their usual functions. This can have detrimental effects on their survival and overall well-being.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is the largest earthworm?

    • A.

      Red Wringer

    • B.

      Tiger Worms

    • C.

      Gippsland earthworm

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Gippsland earthworm
    Explanation
    The Gippsland earthworm is the largest earthworm among the options given. It can grow up to 3 meters in length and has a diameter of about 2 centimeters. This earthworm is native to the Gippsland region in Victoria, Australia. It is known for its size and is considered one of the largest species of earthworms in the world.

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  • 3. 

    The largest earthworm was found in?  

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    C. South Africa
    Explanation
    The largest earthworm was found in South Africa.

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  • 4. 

    A worm's digestive system can be likened to?

    • A.

      A sack

    • B.

      A tube

    • C.

      A funnel

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. A tube
    Explanation
    A worm's digestive system can be likened to a tube because it is a long, hollow structure that runs from the mouth to the anus, allowing food to pass through and be broken down and absorbed along the way. This comparison suggests that the digestive system of a worm is a simple, linear pathway for food digestion, similar to a tube.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not true:

    • A.

      Worms can reproduce their own body parts

    • B.

      Worms are older than Dinosaurs

    • C.

      Some worms like salt

    • D.

      Worms hate bright light

    Correct Answer
    C. Some worms like salt
    Explanation
    The statement "Some worms like salt" is not true because worms do not have taste buds and therefore do not have the ability to like or dislike any specific food or substance, including salt. Worms primarily feed on decaying organic matter and soil, and their diet does not include salt.

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  • 6. 

    Large intake of _____ is injurious to worms

    • A.

      Carbohydrates

    • B.

      Fatty Acid

    • C.

      Protein

    • D.

      Vitamins

    Correct Answer
    C. Protein
    Explanation
    Worms have a limited ability to digest and process proteins. If they consume a large intake of protein, it can overwhelm their digestive system and lead to negative effects on their health. This is why a large intake of protein is considered injurious to worms.

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  • 7. 

    Worms are in everywhere except:

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Antarctica

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    B. Antarctica
    Explanation
    Worms are found in various habitats around the world, including Africa, Europe, and Asia. However, they are not found in Antarctica, as the extreme cold temperatures and lack of suitable soil make it inhospitable for worms to survive. Therefore, the correct answer is Antarctica.

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  • 8. 

    One of these is not a category of an earthworm?

    • A.

      Epigeic

    • B.

      Endogeic   

    • C.

      Anecic  

    • D.

      Elogeic

    Correct Answer
    D. Elogeic
    Explanation
    The given options are categories of earthworms based on their habitat and behavior. Epigeic earthworms live in the upper layer of soil and feed on organic matter on the soil surface. Endogeic earthworms live in horizontal burrows in the soil and feed on soil and organic matter within it. Anecic earthworms create vertical burrows in the soil and feed on organic matter on the soil surface. However, "Elogeic" is not a recognized category of earthworms, making it the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    ______ was fascinated with the study of worms

    • A.

      Albert Einstein

    • B.

      Charles Darwin

    • C.

      John Bunyan

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Albert Einstein
    Explanation
    Albert Einstein was fascinated with the study of worms. This is because Einstein had a keen interest in various scientific disciplines, including biology. His curiosity and desire to understand the natural world led him to explore different areas of science, including the study of worms. Although he is most well-known for his contributions to physics, Einstein's intellectual curiosity extended beyond his main field of expertise.

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  • 10. 

    "Majority of the worms are earthworms" How true is this statement

    • A.

      Very True

    • B.

      Somewhat True

    • C.

      False

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Very True
    Explanation
    The statement "Majority of the worms are earthworms" is very true. Earthworms are the most common and abundant type of worms found on Earth. They are found in almost every part of the world, except in extreme environments such as deserts and polar regions. Earthworms play a crucial role in maintaining soil health and fertility by decomposing organic matter and improving soil structure. They are also an important food source for many animals. Therefore, considering their widespread distribution and ecological significance, it can be confidently stated that the majority of worms are indeed earthworms.

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