It's Endangered Species Day!

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Test your knowledge of endangered species!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. Which of these endangered species were among the first to be listed under the Endangered Species Act?
     
    • A. 

      Grizzly bear

    • B. 

      Whooping crane

    • C. 

      Florida manatee

    • D. 

      American alligator

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Species that do not live within the United States can still be listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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