Quick Quiz

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Quick Quiz

How much do you know about the environment? Enter this quick quiz and you could win a family pass to the beautiful Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda! Most of the answers can be found on the Friends of the Earth (FoE) FNQ website: www. Foefnq. Org. Au But you may have to research some of them. . . Just tick the statements you think are correct (more than one may be true in each question).

Sample Question

1. The Kuranda region was first settled:

1. In the 1800s

2. In the 1900s

3. thousands of generations ago

4. 50 years ago

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  • 1. 
      1. The Kuranda region was first settled:
    • A. 

      1. In the 1800s

    • B. 

      2. In the 1900s

    • C. 

      3. thousands of generations ago

    • D. 

      4. 50 years ago

  • 2. 
    Guardians of the Wet Tropics is:
    • A. 

      1. a State government initiative for increased biodiversity

    • B. 

      2. a neighbourhood watch project to improve security

    • C. 

      3. a proposed project linking residents with LandCare and environmental groups

  • 3. 
    The KUR-World development would include:
    • A. 

      1. an ecoresort in the rainforest accommodating a maximum of 50 people

    • B. 

      2. an expected 480,000 day visitors a year

    • C. 

      3. a resort with accommodation for thousands of people

  • 4. 
    According to Prof. Allan Dale, better planning is:
    • A. 

      1. economically sustainable

    • B. 

      2. has broad community support

    • C. 

      3. preserves cultural values

    • D. 

      4. maintains or enhances biodiversity

  • 5. 
    Adani is
    • A. 

      1. a shoe brand

    • B. 

      2. one of India’s leading businesses

    • C. 

      3. attempting to open what would be the largest coal mine in Australia and one of the largest in the world.

  • 6. 
    Friends of the Animals is:
    • A. 

      1. a set of wildlife colouring pages for children

    • B. 

      2. a group protecting wildlife from roaming dogs

    • C. 

      3. a children's petting zoo

  • 7. 
    Bats:
    • A. 

      1. form one eighth of all mammal species in the world

    • B. 

      2. in Australia there are over 90 species of bat

    • C. 

      3. are important in the dispersal of rainforest seeds

    • D. 

      4. are important pollinators of trees

  • 8. 
    The green turtle:
    • A. 

      1. gets its name from the colour of its carapace (shell)

    • B. 

      2. has lungs and must come to the surface about every half hour to breathe

    • C. 

      3. eats seagrass and algae

  • 9. 
    Water hyacinth is being removed from Lake Tinaroo:
    • A. 

      1. just by spraying chemicals into the water from a helicopter

    • B. 

      2. just by the use of a weevil

    • C. 

      3. by a combination of chemicals and weevil

    • D. 

      4. by manual removal and composting

  • 10. 
    Cassowaries:
    • A. 

      1. are an endangered species

    • B. 

       2. are a keystone species for rainforest survival

    • C. 

      3. are threatened by loss of habitat, being run over by vehicles, dog attacks, pigs, disease and natural catastrophic events.

    • D. 

      4. In the Mission Beach area, loss of habitat is the greatest single cause of southern cassowary death.