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  • 1. 

    Which animal lives in a hive?

    • A.

      Umbrellabird

    • B.

      Salamander

    • C.

      Large Crane

    • D.

      Bee

    Correct Answer
    D. Bee
    Explanation
    Bees are the animals that live in a hive. They are social insects known for their complex social structure and organized behavior. Bees build hives as their dwelling place, where they live, store honey, and raise their young. The hive serves as a home for the bee colony, which consists of a queen bee, worker bees, and drones. The bees work together to maintain the hive, collect nectar and pollen, and produce honey. Living in a hive is a characteristic feature of bees, making them the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    "Jump and make lots of noise" has been associated with what form of life?

    • A.

      Dingo

    • B.

      Impala

    • C.

      Cricket

    • D.

      Red Panda

    Correct Answer
    C. Cricket
    Explanation
    The phrase "Jump and make lots of noise" is commonly associated with crickets because they are known for their ability to jump high and produce loud chirping sounds by rubbing their wings together. This behavior is often observed during the mating season or as a defensive mechanism to ward off predators.

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  • 3. 

    What animal or insect has a long abdomen?

    • A.

      Iguana

    • B.

      Ring-Tailed Lemur

    • C.

      Trout

    • D.

      Dragonfly

    Correct Answer
    D. Dragonfly
    Explanation
    Dragonflies are insects that have a long abdomen. Their abdomen is elongated and slender, which helps them in flight and balance. The long abdomen also houses their reproductive organs and plays a role in their mating behavior. Dragonflies are known for their agile flight and their ability to hover and dart in various directions, thanks to their long and flexible abdomen.

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  • 4. 

    Which small creature has long pincers at the tip of its abdomen?

    • A.

      Earwig

    • B.

      Salamander

    • C.

      Komodo Dragon

    • D.

      Newt

    Correct Answer
    A. Earwig
    Explanation
    Earwigs are small creatures that have long pincers at the tip of their abdomen. These pincers, also known as forceps, are used by earwigs for various purposes such as defense, capturing prey, and mating rituals. The pincers are curved and resemble the shape of an ear, which is where the name "earwig" comes from. The other options, salamander, Komodo dragon, and newt, do not have long pincers at the tip of their abdomen, making earwig the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Which term covers approximately 10,000 different species?

    • A.

      Jaguar

    • B.

      Grasshopper

    • C.

      Warthog

    • D.

      Clown Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Grasshopper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Grasshopper because grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera, which includes approximately 10,000 different species. Jaguars, warthogs, and clownfish do not have as many different species as grasshoppers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is a species that is blue and green with transparent or yellow wings?

    • A.

      Hummingbird

    • B.

      Goldfinch

    • C.

      Barnacle Goose

    • D.

      Green Darner Dragonfly

    Correct Answer
    D. Green Darner Dragonfly
    Explanation
    The Green Darner Dragonfly is a species that is known for its blue and green coloration, with transparent or yellow wings. This insect is commonly found in North America and is easily recognizable due to its vibrant colors and large size. The other options listed, such as the Hummingbird, Goldfinch, and Barnacle Goose, do not fit the description of having blue and green coloration with transparent or yellow wings.

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  • 7. 

    Which species is a small, brightly-colored agricultural pest?

    • A.

      Orangutan

    • B.

      Mite

    • C.

      Cassowary

    • D.

      Harlequin Bug

    Correct Answer
    D. Harlequin Bug
    Explanation
    The Harlequin Bug is a small, brightly-colored agricultural pest. It is known for its vibrant coloration, which includes a combination of orange, red, and black markings. This insect feeds on a variety of crops, including cabbage, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables. Its feeding habits can cause significant damage to agricultural plants, making it a nuisance for farmers.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of this animal that spends its larval stage inside a seed pod?

    • A.

      Jumping Bean Moth

    • B.

      Gnat

    • C.

      Lanternfish

    • D.

      Groundhog

    Correct Answer
    A. Jumping Bean Moth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jumping Bean Moth. The Jumping Bean Moth is known for spending its larval stage inside a seed pod. The larvae of this moth feed on the seeds inside the pod, causing the pod to move and jump. This unique behavior is what gives the moth its name. The other options, Gnat, Lanternfish, and Groundhog, do not exhibit this specific behavior of spending their larval stage inside a seed pod.

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  • 9. 

    Which animal is smaller than a penny and eats garden pests?

    • A.

      Ladybug

    • B.

      Walking Stick

    • C.

      Tarantula

    • D.

      African Gray Parrot

    Correct Answer
    A. Ladybug
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ladybug. Ladybugs are small insects that are smaller than a penny and are known to eat garden pests. They are beneficial to gardens as they feed on aphids, mites, and other harmful insects. Ladybugs are often considered as natural pest control agents in gardens and are commonly used in organic farming practices.

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  • 10. 

    What animal has long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots?

    • A.

      Hawaiian Goose

    • B.

      Grizzly Bear

    • C.

      Hares

    • D.

      Luna Moth

    Correct Answer
    D. Luna Moth
    Explanation
    Luna moths have long hindwing tails and distinctive eyespots. These characteristics are unique to Luna moths and help them in various ways. The hindwing tails serve as a defense mechanism to confuse and deter predators, while the eyespots act as a form of camouflage, resembling the eyes of a larger animal. These features help Luna moths to survive in their environment and avoid being preyed upon.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these is primarily known as a carrier of disease?

    • A.

      Bull

    • B.

      Blue Jay

    • C.

      Aardvark

    • D.

      Mosquito

    Correct Answer
    D. Mosquito
    Explanation
    Mosquitoes are primarily known as carriers of disease. They are responsible for transmitting various diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, and West Nile virus. Female mosquitoes feed on the blood of humans and animals, and in the process, they can pick up disease-causing pathogens. When they bite another host, they can transmit these pathogens, leading to the spread of diseases. Mosquitoes are a significant public health concern in many parts of the world due to their role in disease transmission.

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  • 12. 

    What animal or insect eats garden pests?

    • A.

      Praying Mantis

    • B.

      Rainbow Lorikeet

    • C.

      Deer

    • D.

      Parrot

    Correct Answer
    A. Praying Mantis
    Explanation
    The Praying Mantis is a beneficial insect that eats garden pests such as aphids, flies, and caterpillars. They are known for their voracious appetite and their ability to catch and consume a wide range of insects. By preying on garden pests, the Praying Mantis helps to control their populations naturally, reducing the need for chemical pesticides.

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  • 13. 

    Which animal's cocoon is harvested to make silk thread?

    • A.

      Gerbil

    • B.

      Silkworm

    • C.

      Groundhog

    • D.

      Northern Elephant Seal

    Correct Answer
    B. Silkworm
    Explanation
    Silkworms are the animal whose cocoon is harvested to make silk thread. Silkworms are actually the larvae of silk moths and they produce silk to create their cocoons. The process of harvesting silk involves boiling the cocoon to kill the silkworm inside and then unwinding the silk fibers from the cocoon. These fibers are then spun together to create silk thread, which is used to make various products like clothing, textiles, and accessories.

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  • 14. 

    Which species best matches this description, "long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig"?

    • A.

      Kiwi

    • B.

      Redbilled Oxpecker

    • C.

      Tapir

    • D.

      Walkingstick

    Correct Answer
    D. Walkingstick
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Walkingstick because it is a long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig. Walkingsticks are known for their ability to blend in with their surroundings, resembling twigs or small branches. They are herbivorous insects that feed on leaves and vegetation.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these animals walks on water?

    • A.

      Pigeon

    • B.

      Panda

    • C.

      Chimpanzee

    • D.

      Water Strider

    Correct Answer
    D. Water Strider
    Explanation
    Water striders are insects that are able to walk on water due to their unique physical adaptations. They have long, slender legs that distribute their weight evenly and allow them to use surface tension to stay afloat. The hairs on their legs also repel water, preventing them from getting wet and sinking. This ability to walk on water helps water striders to move quickly and efficiently across the surface of lakes and ponds in search of prey.

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