The Insect Quiz

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The Insect Quiz

Think you know a lot about insects? Take this quiz to see what you really know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term "bug" describes a certain type of insect. What do bugs have that other insects don't have?
    • A. 

      Ridges on all six legs

    • B. 

      Compound eyes

    • C. 

      Piercing and sucking mouthparts

  • 2. 
    When scientists discover a new species, they describe it and name it. What kinds of insects makes up 40% of described insects?
    • A. 

      Bees

    • B. 

      Beetles

    • C. 

      Mosquitoes

  • 3. 
    What do you call a scientist who studies insects?
    • A. 

      An entomologist

    • B. 

      A paleontologist

    • C. 

      An ornithologist

  • 4. 
    What is the name for the middle segment of an insect's body?
    • A. 

      Abdomen

    • B. 

      Phalange

    • C. 

      Thorax

  • 5. 
    True or False: All ladybugs are female and all dung beetles are male.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is the biggest insect ever discovered?
    • A. 

      The giant weta

    • B. 

      The Hercules beetles

    • C. 

      The Madagascar walking stick

  • 7. 
    What kind of insect DOES NOT live in a colony?
    • A. 

      Hornets

    • B. 

      Leafcutter ants

    • C. 

      Ladybugs

  • 8. 
    True of False: Of all insects, the fastest runner is the cockroach.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Insects live all over the world. What is the only continent where insects do not live?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      Antarctica

    • C. 

      Asia

  • 10. 
    Crickets are famous for chirping, but how do they make that noise?
    • A. 

      Rubbing their legs together

    • B. 

      Whistling through their mandibles

    • C. 

      Jumping into the air