Biodiversity Quiz

20 Questions
Biodiversity Quizzes & Trivia

Science Project By Thomas Polhill

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Biodiversity?
    • A. 

      A type of coconut

    • B. 

      A brand of oil

    • C. 

      The spread of all living things

    • D. 

      A plant species

  • 2. 
    Of all the life forms that have ever existed how many are now extinct?
    • A. 

      21.2%

    • B. 

      74%

    • C. 

      58.88%

    • D. 

      99.9%

  • 3. 
    In which country would you find 99% of marsupials?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Brasil

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 4. 
    Which of the following countries is 'megadiverse'?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      USA

    • D. 

      India

  • 5. 
    There is estimated to be 100 million species on the earth, how many have been identified
    • A. 

      100 million

    • B. 

      1.7 million

    • C. 

      500,000

    • D. 

      30 million

  • 6. 
    Which branch of biodiversity provides 60% of all the worlds medicine
    • A. 

      Animals

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Plants

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is causing the most extinction?
    • A. 

      Polution

    • B. 

      Loss of habitat

    • C. 

      Farts

    • D. 

      They are dying of old age

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Sahara Desert

    • B. 

      Amazon Rainforest

    • C. 

      North Pole

    • D. 

      Mt Everest

  • 9. 
    Which of the following does biodiversity NOT contribute to
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Clothes

    • C. 

      Wireless Internet

    • D. 

      Petrol

  • 10. 
    How many new species are found every year?
    • A. 

      1 million

    • B. 

      15, 000

    • C. 

      38

    • D. 

      200,000

  • 11. 
    What would be a good way to preserve biodiversity
    • A. 

      By not littering

    • B. 

      Reduce Reuse Recycle

    • C. 

      Not driving as often

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    How many species of plants, animals and insects are being lost every day?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      388

    • C. 

      137

    • D. 

      12

  • 13. 
    The Cretaceus - Tertiary extinction event is refering to the extinction of which race?
    • A. 

      Wooly Mamoths

    • B. 

      Saber Tooth Tigers

    • C. 

      Tasmainian Tiger

    • D. 

      Dinosaurs

  • 14. 
    Biodiversity found on the earth today is the result of how many years of evolution?
    • A. 

      3.5 billion

    • B. 

      120, 000

    • C. 

      40 million

    • D. 

      38

  • 15. 
    All life on the earth consisted of Archaea, Bacteria, Pronozoans.etc until how many years ago?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      2 billion

    • C. 

      600 million

    • D. 

      40 billion

  • 16. 
    Which country supports almost 10% of biodiversity on the earth?
    • A. 

      Austria

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Zew Zealand

    • D. 

      Afghanistan

  • 17. 
    How many of our mammals, reptiles amd plants are endemic (found only in Australia)?
    • A. 

      56%

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      32%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 18. 
    Which country has the worst rate of mammal extinction in the world?
    • A. 

      Bahammas

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Scotland

  • 19. 
    Which is the most biodiverse country in the world
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Brasil

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      China

  • 20. 
    How many species are estimated to be extinct by the year 2050?
    • A. 

      99%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      12%

    • D. 

      34%