Endangered Species Trivia Quiz

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Test your knowledge with this "Endangered Species Trivia Quiz." Do You Know About Endangered Species? If you are in love with nature, you should have a clue about different types of animals that are facing the threat of extinction because of the changes in their environment or threats. They have no control over it. What qualifies an animal as endangered? Take the quiz right now and see just how much you know about these species. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The factor that doesn't lead to extinction is

    • A.

      Over-exploitation

    • B.

      Introduction of exotic species

    • C.

      Habitat Deconstruction

    • D.

      Pollution

    • E.

      Overfeeding

    Correct Answer
    E. Overfeeding
    Explanation
    Overfeeding is the factor that doesn't lead to extinction because it refers to providing more food than necessary to an organism. While it may have negative consequences for the individual's health and well-being, it does not directly contribute to the extinction of a species. Other factors such as over-exploitation, introduction of exotic species, habitat deconstruction, and pollution can have severe impacts on ecosystems and lead to the extinction of species.

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  • 2. 

    Endangered species act came in:

    • A.

      1956

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1970

    • D.

      1973

    Correct Answer
    D. 1973
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1973. The Endangered Species Act was enacted in 1973 to protect and conserve endangered and threatened species and their habitats. This law provides a framework for the conservation of these species by identifying and listing them as endangered or threatened, prohibiting their harm or harassment, and implementing recovery plans to restore their populations. The act also aims to protect the ecosystems on which these species depend, promoting the preservation of biodiversity and the overall health of the environment.

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  • 3. 

    Approximately 4 species are endangered in the USA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that approximately 4 species are endangered in the USA. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the statement is not true. This suggests that there are either more or less than 4 species that are endangered in the USA.

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  • 4. 

    After the endangered species act, how many on the list have been extinct to date?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      19

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 9
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 9. This suggests that, since the implementation of the endangered species act, a total of 9 species on the list have become extinct. This indicates that the act has not been entirely successful in preventing the extinction of endangered species.

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  • 5. 

    Kemp's Ridley Sea turtle is an endangered species of animal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Kemp's Ridley Sea turtle is indeed an endangered species of animal. The species is critically endangered and is the most endangered sea turtle in the world. The population of Kemp's Ridley Sea turtles has drastically declined due to various factors such as habitat loss, pollution, and being caught in fishing nets. Conservation efforts are being made to protect and increase their population, but their endangered status remains a fact.

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  • 6. 

    Which was the first animal to be added to the endangered species list due to climate change?

    • A.

      Polar bear

    • B.

      Wolf

    • C.

      Grizzly bear

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Polar bear
    Explanation
    The polar bear was the first animal to be added to the endangered species list due to climate change. This is because the polar bear's habitat, the Arctic, is being greatly affected by global warming. The melting of sea ice, which is crucial for the polar bear's hunting and survival, is causing a decline in their population. As a result, they are facing a higher risk of extinction and have been recognized as an endangered species.

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  • 7. 

    Which animal is endangered in Michigan?

    • A.

      Lion

    • B.

      Grey Wolf

    • C.

      Black Bear

    • D.

      Butterfly

    Correct Answer
    B. Grey Wolf
    Explanation
    The Grey Wolf is endangered in Michigan because of habitat loss, hunting, and human-wildlife conflict. The population of Grey Wolves in Michigan has declined significantly over the years, leading to their classification as an endangered species. Efforts are being made to protect and restore their habitat, as well as implement conservation measures to ensure their survival.

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  • 8. 

    _______ is not a way for the prevention of endangerment of species.

    • A.

      Conservation of habitats

    • B.

      Making space for our wildlife

    • C.

      Reuse, Recycle, Reduce

    • D.

      Polluting wetlands

    Correct Answer
    D. Polluting wetlands
    Explanation
    Polluting wetlands is not a way for the prevention of endangerment of species. Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide habitat for a variety of plant and animal species. Pollution of wetlands can have detrimental effects on these species, leading to their endangerment or extinction. Therefore, it is crucial to prevent pollution of wetlands in order to protect and conserve biodiversity.

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  • 9. 

    There are about ______ endangered species worldwide.

    • A.

      1,000

    • B.

      150

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      4,000

    • E.

      7,500

    Correct Answer
    A. 1,000
    Explanation
    There are approximately 1,000 endangered species worldwide. The term "endangered species" refers to species that are at risk of extinction due to various factors such as habitat loss, pollution, climate change, and illegal hunting. The number of endangered species serves as an indicator of the overall health and stability of ecosystems around the world. Efforts are being made by conservation organizations and governments to protect and preserve these species and their habitats to prevent further decline and potential extinction.

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  • 10. 

    _______ endangered species have plans for recovery in development.

    • A.

      266

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      231

    • D.

      50

    • E.

      Less than 20

    Correct Answer
    A. 266

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