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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Insects are animals.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Insects are a type of animal. They belong to the class Insecta, which is a diverse group of small, six-legged organisms. They have a hard exoskeleton, three body segments (head, thorax, and abdomen), and often have wings. Insects play important roles in ecosystems as pollinators, decomposers, and as a food source for other animals. Therefore, it is correct to say that insects are animals.

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  • 2. 

    Spiders are insects.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because spiders are not insects. Spiders belong to a different class called Arachnida, while insects belong to the class Insecta. Spiders have eight legs and two body segments, while insects have six legs and three body segments. Therefore, spiders cannot be classified as insects.

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  • 3. 

    Insects account for ___ percent of all animals on the planet.

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      30%

    • C.

      60%

    • D.

      80%

    Correct Answer
    D. 80%
    Explanation
    Insects account for 80% of all animals on the planet. This is because insects are the most diverse group of animals, with over a million known species. They are found in almost every habitat on Earth and play crucial roles in various ecosystems. Insects are important for pollination, decomposition, nutrient cycling, and as a food source for other animals. Their abundance and wide distribution contribute significantly to their high representation in the animal kingdom, making up the majority of animal species on the planet.

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  • 4. 

    What natural feature has had the greatest influence on insect size?

    • A.

      Oceans

    • B.

      Atmosphere

    • C.

      Fresh Water

    • D.

      Soil Composition

    Correct Answer
    B. Atmosphere
    Explanation
    The atmosphere has had the greatest influence on insect size. The composition of gases in the atmosphere, such as oxygen levels, can directly impact the size and development of insects. Insects rely on oxygen for their respiratory system, and higher oxygen levels in the atmosphere can support larger body sizes. Additionally, the atmospheric pressure and temperature can also affect insect growth and metabolism. Therefore, the atmosphere plays a crucial role in determining the size of insects.

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  • 5. 

    How much honey will a single honey bee worker create in its lifetime?

    • A.

      1/12th of a teaspoon

    • B.

      1 teaspoon

    • C.

      2.25 teaspoons

    • D.

      1 tablespoon

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/12th of a teaspoon
    Explanation
    A single honey bee worker will create 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. This is a small amount of honey considering the lifespan of a worker bee, which is typically around 6 weeks. Honey bees collect nectar from flowers and then process it in their bodies to produce honey. They store this honey in honeycomb cells within the hive, where it serves as a food source for the colony. The collective effort of many worker bees is required to produce significant quantities of honey.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is a nickname for a dragon fly?

    • A.

      Devil's Darning Needles

    • B.

      Snake Doctor

    • C.

      Horse Stinger

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    All of the given options are nicknames for a dragonfly. "Devil's Darning Needles" is a common nickname for dragonflies because their long, slender bodies resemble sewing needles. "Snake Doctor" is another nickname, originating from the belief that dragonflies have the ability to cure snakes. "Horse Stinger" is also a nickname for dragonflies, although they do not actually sting horses. Therefore, the correct answer is All of the Above.

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  • 7. 

    What is the defining habit of Conicera tibialis, also known as the 'coffin fly'?

    • A.

      Burrowing through wood

    • B.

      Digging six feet deep in order to feed on buried human bodies

    • C.

      Feeding on other insects found inside of coffins

    • D.

      Clumping into dense masses in small hollow spaces to mate

    Correct Answer
    B. Digging six feet deep in order to feed on buried human bodies
    Explanation
    Conicera tibialis, also known as the 'coffin fly', is known for its defining habit of digging six feet deep in order to feed on buried human bodies. This behavior sets it apart from other insects and is a unique characteristic of this species.

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  • 8. 

    Only male crickets chirp.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Male crickets chirp to attract females for mating. The sound is produced by rubbing their wings together, a behavior known as stridulation. Female crickets do not chirp because they do not need to attract mates. Instead, they listen for the male's chirping and respond to it. Therefore, it is true that only male crickets chirp.

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  • 9. 

    There are nearly as many species of ants as there are species of birds in the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Ants are a highly diverse group of insects, with an estimated number of species ranging from 12,000 to 22,000. Birds, on the other hand, are also a diverse group with approximately 10,000 known species. While the exact numbers may vary, the statement is generally accurate in stating that there are nearly as many species of ants as there are species of birds in the world.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following insects can live for several weeks without a head?

    • A.

      Tick

    • B.

      Horse Fly

    • C.

      Cockroach

    • D.

      Mite

    Correct Answer
    C. Cockroach
    Explanation
    Cockroaches can live for several weeks without a head because they have an open circulatory system. Unlike humans, cockroaches do not rely on their heads for breathing, as they have tiny tubes called spiracles located all over their bodies. These spiracles allow them to take in oxygen directly, bypassing the need for a head. Additionally, cockroaches have a decentralized nervous system, with ganglia (clusters of nerve cells) distributed throughout their bodies. This allows them to continue functioning and moving even without a head.

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