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  • 1. 

    Which insect has a hearing organ in one of it's wing veins which enables it to hear the shriek of bats?

    • A.

      Dragonfly

    • B.

      Lacewing Butterfly

    • C.

      Horse Fly

    • D.

      Hawk Moth

    Correct Answer
    B. Lacewing Butterfly
    Explanation
    The lacewing butterfly has a hearing organ in one of its wing veins that allows it to hear the shriek of bats. This organ, called the tympanal organ, is sensitive to the ultrasonic frequencies produced by bats and helps the butterfly detect and evade them. This adaptation is crucial for the lacewing butterfly's survival as it allows them to avoid predation by bats, which use echolocation to locate their prey.

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  • 2. 

    How many eggs does a grey nurse shark carry when pregnant?

    • A.

      150-250

    • B.

      100-150

    • C.

      300-400

    • D.

      50-100

    Correct Answer
    C. 300-400
    Explanation
    Grey nurse sharks, also known as sand tiger sharks, are known to have a unique reproductive strategy called intrauterine cannibalism. The female shark carries multiple developing embryos in her uterus, but only one or two will survive to be born. The surviving embryos are the result of the strongest and most aggressive ones consuming their siblings in the womb. Therefore, the correct answer is 300-400, indicating the number of eggs a grey nurse shark carries when pregnant.

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  • 3. 

    When hunting, the peregrine falcon can spot its prey from how far up?

    • A.

      500 Feet

    • B.

      2,000 Feet

    • C.

      1,000 Feet

    • D.

      2,500 Feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 2,000 Feet
    Explanation
    The peregrine falcon is known for its exceptional eyesight, allowing it to spot prey from great distances. The correct answer, 2,000 feet, indicates that the peregrine falcon can spot its prey from a height of 2,000 feet. This incredible visual acuity enables the falcon to locate and target its prey accurately while hunting.

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  • 4. 

    Which family of mammals does the quokka belong to?

    • A.

      Deer

    • B.

      Ape

    • C.

      Wallaby

    • D.

      Mongoose

    Correct Answer
    C. Wallaby
    Explanation
    The quokka belongs to the family of mammals called wallabies. Wallabies are small to medium-sized marsupials that are native to Australia. They are closely related to kangaroos and share similar characteristics such as a pouch for carrying their young. The quokka is a type of wallaby that is known for its friendly and curious nature, as well as its ability to smile, which has earned it the nickname "the world's happiest animal".

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  • 5. 

    Of which family is the tamaraw, one of the world's rarest mammals?

    • A.

      Cat

    • B.

      Buffalo

    • C.

      Antelope

    • D.

      Bear

    Correct Answer
    B. Buffalo
    Explanation
    The tamaraw belongs to the buffalo family. It is one of the world's rarest mammals and is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The tamaraw is a small buffalo species, with a stocky build and short, V-shaped horns. Its population has drastically declined due to habitat loss, hunting, and disease, making it critically endangered. Efforts are being made to conserve and protect the tamaraw and its habitat.

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  • 6. 

    What are beavers called before they are full grown?

    • A.

      Cub

    • B.

      Pup

    • C.

      Kit

    • D.

      Sprat

    Correct Answer
    C. Kit
    Explanation
    Beavers are called "kits" before they are full grown. This term is commonly used to refer to young beavers, similar to how other animals have different names for their young ones. "Cub" is typically used for bears, "pup" for seals or dogs, and "sprat" is not a commonly used term for young beavers. Therefore, "kit" is the correct answer for what beavers are called before they are full grown.

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  • 7. 

    How many stomachs does a llama have?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Three
    Explanation
    Llamas have three stomachs. This is a unique characteristic of llamas and other ruminant animals, such as cows and sheep. The multiple stomachs allow them to efficiently digest their plant-based diet. Each stomach has a specific function in the digestion process, including fermentation and absorption of nutrients. By having three stomachs, llamas are able to extract as much nutrition as possible from the food they consume.

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  • 8. 

    Which Australian marsupial is often mistaken for a monkey?

    • A.

      Baalok

    • B.

      Bilby

    • C.

      Koala

    • D.

      Cuscus

    Correct Answer
    D. Cuscus
    Explanation
    The cuscus is often mistaken for a monkey because it has a similar appearance with its long tail and tree-dwelling habits. However, the cuscus is actually a marsupial native to Australia, not a primate like a monkey. This confusion may arise due to the cuscus's physical characteristics and behavior, leading people to mistakenly identify it as a monkey.

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  • 9. 

    Which Queen introduced the Pomeranian breed to England?

    • A.

      Queen Charlotte

    • B.

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • C.

      Queen Mary

    • D.

      Queen Victoria

    Correct Answer
    A. Queen Charlotte
    Explanation
    Queen Charlotte is the correct answer because she was known for her love of dogs and she played a significant role in popularizing the Pomeranian breed in England. Queen Charlotte, who was married to King George III, owned several Pomeranians and was often seen with them in public. Her fondness for the breed led to its increased popularity among the English aristocracy, and eventually, the Pomeranian breed became one of the most fashionable and sought-after breeds in England.

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  • 10. 

    What is the top speed of a roadrunner?

    • A.

      15-17 Mph

    • B.

      50-60 Mph

    • C.

      8-10 Mph

    • D.

      30-40 Mph

    Correct Answer
    A. 15-17 Mph
    Explanation
    The top speed of a roadrunner is 15-17 mph.

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  • 11. 

    Steelhead is of the same genus and species as what other fish?

    • A.

      Halibut

    • B.

      Rainbow Trout

    • C.

      Chinook Salmon

    • D.

      Sturgeon

    Correct Answer
    B. Rainbow Trout
    Explanation
    Steelhead is of the same genus and species as Rainbow Trout. This means that they belong to the same scientific classification and share the same biological characteristics. Steelhead and Rainbow Trout are both members of the Oncorhynchus mykiss species. While Steelhead are anadromous and migrate from freshwater to the ocean and back, Rainbow Trout typically reside in freshwater throughout their lives. However, genetically they are the same species, which is why they are considered to be of the same genus and species.

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  • 12. 

    Which family of fish do largemouth bass belong to?

    • A.

      Clupeids

    • B.

      Salmonids

    • C.

      Centrarchids

    • D.

      Cyprinids

    Correct Answer
    C. Centrarchids
    Explanation
    Largemouth bass belong to the family Centrarchids. This family includes various species of freshwater fish known for their predatory behavior and aggressive feeding habits. Largemouth bass are characterized by their large mouths, hence the name, and are popular game fish in North America. They are known for their size, strength, and ability to put up a fight when caught. Largemouth bass are highly sought after by anglers and are commonly found in lakes, rivers, and ponds throughout the United States.

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  • 13. 

    What does the name "lagomorph" refer to?

    • A.

      Monkey

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Rabbit

    • D.

      Turtle

    Correct Answer
    C. Rabbit
    Explanation
    The name "lagomorph" refers to a rabbit. This is because lagomorphs are a group of mammals that includes rabbits, hares, and pikas. The name "lagomorph" comes from the Greek words "lagos" meaning hare and "morphē" meaning form or shape. Therefore, the correct answer is rabbit.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the smallest Australian owl?

    • A.

      The Barking Owl

    • B.

      The Powerful Owl

    • C.

      The Boobook Owl

    • D.

      The Sooty Owl

    Correct Answer
    C. The Boobook Owl
    Explanation
    The Boobook Owl is the smallest Australian owl.

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  • 15. 

    Which animal is a small monkey-like creature with an elongated middle finger exposing an elongated finger-nail?

    • A.

      Numbat

    • B.

      Lemur

    • C.

      Cuscus

    • D.

      Aye-Aye

    Correct Answer
    D. Aye-Aye
    Explanation
    The Aye-Aye is a small monkey-like creature with an elongated middle finger exposing an elongated finger-nail. This unique adaptation allows the Aye-Aye to tap on trees and listen for hollow sounds, indicating the presence of insect larvae. It then uses its specialized finger to extract the larvae from the wood. The Aye-Aye is native to Madagascar and is considered an endangered species.

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  • 16. 

    Which common garden bird has the Latin name "Troglodytes Troglodytes"?

    • A.

      Robin

    • B.

      Blackbird

    • C.

      Wren

    • D.

      Blue Tit

    Correct Answer
    C. Wren
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wren. The Latin name "Troglodytes Troglodytes" refers to the Wren, a common garden bird.

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  • 17. 

    Which dinosaur did O.C. Marsh discover in 1871?

    • A.

      Pterodactyl

    • B.

      Archaeopteryx

    • C.

      Triceratops

    • D.

      Brachiopod

    Correct Answer
    A. Pterodactyl
    Explanation
    O.C. Marsh discovered the Pterodactyl dinosaur in 1871.

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  • 18. 

    How far can a monarch butterfly travel in one half hour?

    • A.

      3.5 Miles

    • B.

      20 Miles

    • C.

      40 Miles

    • D.

      10 Miles

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 Miles
    Explanation
    Monarch butterflies are known for their long-distance migration. They can travel up to 100 miles per day during their migration season. In one half hour, they can cover a significant distance, but it is unlikely to be as far as 20 or 40 miles. 3.5 miles seems too short for their capabilities, leaving 10 miles as the most reasonable option.

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  • 19. 

    What language does "Koko" the gorilla use to communicate?

    • A.

      Swahili

    • B.

      Gorilla Sign Language (Gsl)

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      American Sign Language (Asl)

    Correct Answer
    B. Gorilla Sign Language (Gsl)
    Explanation
    Koko the gorilla uses Gorilla Sign Language (GSL) to communicate. GSL was specifically developed for gorillas and is a modified form of American Sign Language (ASL). Koko was taught GSL by her trainer, Francine Patterson, and was able to understand and use hundreds of signs to communicate her thoughts and needs. Through GSL, Koko was able to express herself and interact with humans in a meaningful way, providing valuable insights into the cognitive abilities and emotional lives of gorillas.

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  • 20. 

    The size difference between males and females is most pronounced in which ape?

    • A.

      Orangutans

    • B.

      Bonobos

    • C.

      Gorillas

    • D.

      Humans

    Correct Answer
    A. Orangutans
    Explanation
    Orangutans have the most pronounced size difference between males and females compared to other apes. Male orangutans are significantly larger and heavier than females, with adult males weighing up to four times more than adult females. This size difference is attributed to sexual dimorphism, where males develop larger body size and features to compete for mates and establish dominance. In contrast, the size difference between males and females in bonobos, gorillas, and humans is not as significant as in orangutans.

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