Spotted Bat Volunteer Quiz

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Spotted Bat Volunteer Quiz

Have you attended a spot bat volunteer training with the Northwest Bat Hub? Then you are ready to become an official volunteer. Complete this short quiz so that we can be sure that you can be a safe and effective citizen scientist!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For this project, volunteers are asked to listen for spotted bats wherever they want, any time of year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    You planned to listen for spotted bats on June 10th. That afternoon, you check the weather reports and discover that it is predicted to be windy and rainy. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Give yourself extra time to get to your survey site

    • B. 

      Pack extra layers of clothing, including rain gear

    • C. 

      Bring a tent with you, so that you can listen for bats while keeping dry

    • D. 

      Stay home and choose another night to conduct your survey

  • 3. 
    Which habitat features are likely to attract spotted bats? (Select all that apply) 
    • A. 

      Dense forest

    • B. 

      Pond

    • C. 

      Meadow

    • D. 

      Lava tube

    • E. 

      High cliffs

    • F. 

      Fast-moving river

    • G. 

      Abandoned building

    • H. 

      Forest edge

  • 4. 
    You chose a survey site that is supposed to be located at the edge of a pond. When you get to the location, there is no pond there. You have some time before the end of civil twilight. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Stay at the assigned site

    • B. 

      Go home and contact the volunteer coordinator

    • C. 

      Explore the area and see if you can find another potential detection target

  • 5. 
    How often should you contact the volunteer coordinator each time you conduct a survey?
    • A. 

      Once, just to let them know when you plan to go out

    • B. 

      At least twice, once to let them know that you are heading to your site, and again to tell them that you have returned safely.

    • C. 

      You must stay in constant contact with the coordinator while you are in the field.

  • 6. 
    Listen closely. Can you hear any spotted bats in this sound clip? (Proceed to next question to answer)
  • 7. 
    Could you hear any spotted bats in the previous clip?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Listen closely. Can you hear any spotted bats in this sound clip? (Proceed to next question to answer)
  • 9. 
    Could you hear any spotted bats in the previous clip?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Listen closely. Can you hear any spotted bats in this sound clip? (Proceed to next question to answer)
  • 11. 
    Could you hear any spotted bats in the previous clip?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    Listen closely. Can you hear any spotted bats in this sound clip? (Proceed to next question to answer)
  • 13. 
    Could you hear any spotted bats in the previous clip?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Listen closely. Can you hear any spotted bats in this sound clip? (Proceed to next question to answer)
  • 15. 
    Could you hear any spotted bats in the previous clip?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 16. 
    Just for fun: there were two pop-culture references during the presentation. Did you catch them? Type in your guesses below. 
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