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Test your knowledge of endangered species with this amazing quiz on endangered species that is given below. Animals are part of this world as we are. But, as humans took nature into its hands, it started becoming worse for animals. Many species went extinct, and many other species became endangered. This quiz is based on endangered species and various laws for them. So, can you score 70% or above on this questionnaire? Let's see as you take it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which endangered species were among the first that were listed under the Endangered Species Act?

    • A.

      Grizzly bear

    • B.

      Whooping crane

    • C.

      Florida manatee

    • D.

      American alligator

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the mentioned species, including the grizzly bear, whooping crane, Florida manatee, and American alligator, were among the first to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. This act was enacted in 1973 to protect and conserve endangered and threatened species and their habitats. By including all of these species, the act aimed to address the immediate threats they faced and work towards their recovery and survival.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these species is currently a candidate to be listed as endangered?

    • A.

      American black bear

    • B.

      Pygmy rabbit

    • C.

      Pacific walrus

    • D.

      Tibetan antelope

    Correct Answer
    C. Pacific walrus
    Explanation
    The Pacific walrus is currently a candidate to be listed as endangered. This means that it is at risk of becoming extinct in the near future if appropriate conservation measures are not taken. The declining population and threats to its habitat, such as climate change and loss of sea ice, have led to its consideration for listing as endangered.

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  • 3. 

    There are a total of 12 endangered animal species in the USA?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There are a total of 12 endangered animal species in the USA" is false. The USA has a much higher number of endangered animal species. The country is home to numerous endangered species, including the bald eagle, grizzly bear, gray wolf, and many others. The exact number of endangered species in the USA may vary over time, but it is certainly more than 12.

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  • 4. 

    Endangered specie means

    • A.

      Species that no longer exist.

    • B.

      Species that are overpopulated.

    • C.

      Species that are in danger of extinction.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Species that are in danger of extinction.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Species that are in danger of extinction." This term refers to species that are at risk of disappearing from the Earth. It implies that the population of these species has declined significantly, and they face various threats such as habitat loss, poaching, pollution, and climate change. Conservation efforts are often implemented to protect and preserve these endangered species to prevent their extinction.

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  • 5. 

    Many of the endangered species can be saved by the reforestation process.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Reforestation involves planting trees and restoring forests, which can provide habitats and resources for endangered species. By creating suitable environments for these species, reforestation efforts can help protect and save them from extinction. Therefore, it is true that many endangered species can be saved through the reforestation process.

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  • 6. 

    It is allowed to hunt all endangered species in the USA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hunting endangered species is strictly prohibited in the USA. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides protection to species that are at risk of extinction. It is illegal to hunt, kill, or harm any species listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. The purpose of this law is to conserve and recover these species, ensuring their survival for future generations. Therefore, the statement that it is allowed to hunt all endangered species in the USA is false.

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  • 7. 

    Species that do not live within the United States can still be listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The U.S. Endangered Species Act allows for the listing of species that are not native to the United States but are present within its territory. This is because the Act aims to protect and conserve all species, regardless of their origin, that are at risk of extinction or facing threats to their survival. Therefore, it is true that species that do not live within the United States can still be listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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  • 8. 

    Why should we protect endangered species?

    • A.

      For the benefits of natural biodiversity

    • B.

      Economic values such as tourism

    • C.

      So that we don't run out of animals to exploit for the wildlife trade.

    • D.

      To protect whole ecosystems.

    • E.

      Options A, B, & D

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. Options A, B, & D
    Explanation
    Protecting endangered species is important for several reasons. Option A states that it is necessary for the benefits of natural biodiversity. This is because every species plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems and their loss can disrupt the entire ecosystem. Option B mentions the economic values such as tourism that can be derived from endangered species. Protecting these species can attract tourists and generate revenue for local communities. Option D suggests that protecting endangered species is crucial to safeguard whole ecosystems. Therefore, options A, B, and D are all valid reasons to protect endangered species.

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  • 9. 

    How many species have been removed from the threatened or endangered lists because they went extinct?

    • A.

      Fewer than 10

    • B.

      About 25

    • C.

      More than 50

    • D.

      More than 1000

    Correct Answer
    A. Fewer than 10
    Explanation
    The question asks about the number of species that have been removed from the threatened or endangered lists because they went extinct. The correct answer is "Fewer than 10", indicating that less than 10 species have been removed due to extinction. This suggests that the extinction rate of species on the threatened or endangered lists is relatively low, indicating successful conservation efforts for these species.

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  • 10. 

    About how many species that are foreign to the U.S. (i.e., they are native to another country) are listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act?

    • A.

      142

    • B.

      586

    • C.

      1039

    • D.

      3193

    Correct Answer
    B. 586
    Explanation
    There are approximately 586 species that are foreign to the U.S. and are listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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