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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name the wild cat that was often kept as a pet by the forest Indians of South America.

    • A.

      All Of These Choices

    • B.

      Lynx

    • C.

      Ocelot

    • D.

      Bobcat

    Correct Answer
    C. Ocelot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ocelot. The ocelot is a wild cat that was commonly kept as a pet by the forest Indians of South America. It is known for its beautiful coat with distinctive spots and stripes. Ocelots are small to medium-sized cats and are skilled hunters. They have been prized for their fur and were often captured and kept as pets by indigenous people in the region.

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  • 2. 

    The octopus has a funnel-shaped opening beneath its head through which it secretes a black fluid when threatened. What is this funnel called?

    • A.

      Algave

    • B.

      Clateral

    • C.

      Bosic

    • D.

      Siphon

    Correct Answer
    D. Siphon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Siphon". The siphon is a funnel-shaped opening located beneath the octopus's head. When the octopus feels threatened, it secretes a black fluid through this funnel-shaped structure.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these owls is the rarest?

    • A.

      Snowy Owl

    • B.

      Screech Owl

    • C.

      Barn Owl

    • D.

      Wood Owl

    Correct Answer
    A. Snowy Owl
    Explanation
    Snowy Owl is the rarest among the given options. This owl species is native to the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia, and its population is relatively small compared to other owl species. The snowy owl is known for its distinctive white plumage, which helps it blend in with its snowy surroundings. Its rarity can also be attributed to its specialized habitat requirements and limited distribution range.

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  • 4. 

    Pick the mammal that has the longest fur. 

    • A.

      Orangutan

    • B.

      Musk Ox

    • C.

      Yak

    • D.

      Pangolin

    Correct Answer
    B. Musk Ox
    Explanation
    The Musk Ox is the correct answer because it is known for having the longest fur among mammals. Musk Oxen have a dense double-layered coat that consists of a coarse outer layer and a soft underlayer. The inner layer can grow up to 50 cm long, providing insulation in the harsh Arctic climates where they live. This long fur helps them stay warm and protected from the cold temperatures.

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  • 5. 

    Which member of the cat family cannot retract its claws?

    • A.

      Leopard

    • B.

      Siberian Tiger

    • C.

      Jaguar

    • D.

      Cheetah

    Correct Answer
    D. Cheetah
    Explanation
    Cheetahs are the only member of the cat family that cannot retract their claws fully. Their claws are semi-retractable, meaning they are always partially extended. This adaptation provides them with better traction and grip when running at high speeds, as their claws act like cleats. This unique feature sets them apart from other cats like leopards, Siberian tigers, and jaguars, whose claws can be fully retracted when not in use.

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  • 6. 

    Name the primate, from the mountains of Japan, that keeps warm in winter by bathing in hot volcanic springs. 

    • A.

      Orangutan

    • B.

      Lemur

    • C.

      Bonobos

    • D.

      Macaque

    Correct Answer
    D. Macaque
    Explanation
    Macaques are a type of primate that is found in the mountains of Japan. They have a unique behavior of bathing in hot volcanic springs to keep warm during the winter. This behavior helps them regulate their body temperature and stay comfortable in the cold weather. Orangutans, lemurs, and bonobos are not known to exhibit this specific behavior, making macaques the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Which creature squirts blood from its eyes at its attackers?

    • A.

      Skink

    • B.

      Horned Toad

    • C.

      Red-Eyed Newt

    • D.

      Stink Pot

    Correct Answer
    B. Horned Toad
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Horned Toad. Horned Toads have a unique defense mechanism where they can squirt blood from their eyes when they feel threatened or attacked. This blood contains a chemical that is noxious to predators, deterring them from attacking further. This behavior is a fascinating adaptation that helps the Horned Toad survive in its environment.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is a chelonian?

    • A.

      Tortoise

    • B.

      Porcupine

    • C.

      Arctic Fox

    • D.

      Hedgehog

    Correct Answer
    A. Tortoise
    Explanation
    A chelonian is a reptile belonging to the order Testudines, which includes turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. Among the given options, only the tortoise is a chelonian. Tortoises are known for their large size, heavy shells, and terrestrial habitat. They have adapted to live on land and have evolved features such as sturdy legs and feet for walking, digging, and climbing. Porcupines, Arctic foxes, and hedgehogs, on the other hand, are mammals and do not belong to the order Testudines.

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  • 9. 

    Which female reptile may produce eggs 4 years after mating?

    • A.

      Skink

    • B.

      Anaconda

    • C.

      Turtle

    • D.

      Alligator

    Correct Answer
    C. Turtle
    Explanation
    Turtles are known for their ability to store sperm for long periods of time, allowing them to fertilize eggs years after mating. This phenomenon, called sperm storage, is common in many reptiles, including turtles. Therefore, turtles are the most likely female reptile to produce eggs up to 4 years after mating. Skinks, anacondas, and alligators do not possess this unique reproductive capability.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the largest kangaroo?

    • A.

      Red Kangaroo

    • B.

      Smokey Blue Kangaroo

    • C.

      Gray Kangaroo

    • D.

      Walleroo

    Correct Answer
    A. Red Kangaroo
    Explanation
    The Red Kangaroo is the largest kangaroo species. They are known for their large size and can grow up to 6 feet tall and weigh up to 200 pounds. They have powerful hind legs and a muscular tail, which helps them in hopping long distances and maintaining balance. Red Kangaroos are found in the arid regions of Australia and are well-adapted to survive in harsh conditions. They are herbivores and feed on grasses and shrubs. Due to their size and unique adaptations, Red Kangaroos are considered the largest kangaroo species.

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  • 11. 

    Which sea creature will sometimes eject its entire digestive system to evade attackers?

    • A.

      Electric Eel

    • B.

      Sea Cucumber

    • C.

      Sea Horse

    • D.

      Purple Spined Anemone

    Correct Answer
    B. Sea Cucumber
    Explanation
    Sea Cucumbers have a unique defense mechanism where they can expel their entire digestive system when threatened. This process, known as evisceration, allows them to distract or confuse their attackers by releasing sticky threads or toxic substances. After ejecting their organs, the sea cucumber can regenerate them within a few weeks. This adaptation helps them survive in their marine environment and increases their chances of escaping from potential predators.

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  • 12. 

    Which snake will roll over and fake a gruesome death to confuse its attacker?

    • A.

      Corn Snake

    • B.

      European Adder

    • C.

      Parrot Snake

    • D.

      Eastern Hognose

    Correct Answer
    D. Eastern Hognose
    Explanation
    The Eastern Hognose snake is known for its defensive behavior of rolling over and playing dead when threatened. It will often flatten its head, hiss loudly, and even emit a foul odor to further convince its attacker that it is dead. This behavior is an effective strategy to confuse and deter predators, as they may lose interest and move on, allowing the snake to escape unharmed.

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  • 13. 

    What gross act does a turkey vulture perform on its attackers?

    • A.

      Urinates

    • B.

      Defecates

    • C.

      Vomits

    • D.

      All Of These Choices

    Correct Answer
    C. Vomits
    Explanation
    Turkey vultures have a unique defense mechanism where they vomit when threatened or attacked. This behavior serves as a deterrent to potential predators, as the foul-smelling vomit can repel them. By regurgitating their stomach contents, the turkey vultures are able to protect themselves and potentially escape from dangerous situations.

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  • 14. 

    Which animal has the digestive system of a carnivore, but is actually a vegetarian?

    • A.

      Koala

    • B.

      Panda

    • C.

      Ocelot

    • D.

      Orangutan

    Correct Answer
    B. Panda
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Panda. Although pandas have a digestive system similar to that of a carnivore, they primarily consume bamboo, making them herbivores. Their digestive system has adapted to process plant material efficiently, but they still retain some characteristics of a carnivorous digestive system. This includes a short digestive tract and a simple stomach, which allows them to extract nutrients from the bamboo they consume.

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  • 15. 

    Which animal's young is called an "elver"?

    • A.

      Eel

    • B.

      Salamander

    • C.

      Elephant

    • D.

      Frog

    Correct Answer
    A. Eel
    Explanation
    An elver is the term used to refer to the young of an eel. Eels have a unique life cycle where they start as eggs, hatch into larvae called leptocephali, and then transform into elvers as they grow. Elvers are small and transparent, resembling miniature eels. This term specifically applies to the young of eels and is not used for the offspring of any other animal listed in the options.

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  • 16. 

    How many varieties of the Scotch Collie are there?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    There are two varieties of the Scotch Collie.

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  • 17. 

    What is known as "fugu" to the Japanese?

    • A.

      Salmon

    • B.

      Fatty Belly Tuna

    • C.

      Lobster

    • D.

      Puffer Fish

    Correct Answer
    D. Puffer Fish
    Explanation
    Fugu is known as the puffer fish in Japanese cuisine. It is a delicacy in Japan, but it is also highly dangerous if not prepared correctly. The puffer fish contains a potent neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin, which can be fatal if ingested in large quantities. Therefore, only specially trained and licensed chefs are allowed to prepare and serve fugu. The dish is known for its unique texture and subtle flavor, making it a sought-after delicacy for those willing to take the risk.

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  • 18. 

    Which is another common name of the water moccasin?

    • A.

      The Milk Snake

    • B.

      The Water Devil

    • C.

      There Is No Other

    • D.

      The Cotton-Mouth

    Correct Answer
    D. The Cotton-Mouth
    Explanation
    The water moccasin is commonly known as the cottonmouth. This name refers to the white coloration inside the snake's mouth, which is visible when it opens its jaws in a defensive display. The name "cottonmouth" is derived from the appearance of the snake's mouth resembling a cotton ball. This is a well-known and widely used alternative name for the water moccasin.

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  • 19. 

    What is a dog's normal body temperature?

    • A.

      98.6

    • B.

      101

    • C.

      97

    • D.

      104

    Correct Answer
    B. 101
    Explanation
    A dog's normal body temperature is typically around 101 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range is considered normal for dogs and helps to maintain their overall health and bodily functions. It is important for dog owners to monitor their pet's body temperature regularly, as any significant deviation from this range could indicate an underlying health issue or infection.

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  • 20. 

    Which breed of dogs is apt to live the longest?

    • A.

      Chihuahua

    • B.

      Irish Wolfhound

    • C.

      Golden Retriever

    • D.

      Bloodhound

    Correct Answer
    A. Chihuahua
    Explanation
    Chihuahuas are known to have a longer lifespan compared to other breeds of dogs. They typically live between 12 to 20 years, while other breeds have an average lifespan of around 10 to 13 years. This can be attributed to their small size and relatively fewer health issues. Chihuahuas are generally a healthy breed with a low risk of genetic disorders or major health complications, which contributes to their longer lifespan. Additionally, their small size makes them less prone to joint problems and other age-related issues that larger breeds often experience.

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