Rodents Rats And Mice.

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Rodents Rats And Mice. - Quiz

Everything you wanted to know about rodents and maybe more. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How long do mice and rats normally live for?

    • A.

      1 year

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      3 years

    • D.

      4 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 year
    Explanation
    Mice and rats normally live for a relatively short period of time, with an average lifespan of around 1 year. This is due to various factors, including their small size, high reproductive rate, and vulnerability to predation and diseases. Additionally, their lifespan can be influenced by environmental conditions and the availability of food and shelter.

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  • 2. 

    Neophobia is the fear of what ________?

    • A.

      Space

    • B.

      Other rodents

    • C.

      New Objects

    • D.

      People

    Correct Answer
    C. New Objects
    Explanation
    Neophobia is the fear of new objects. This phobia is characterized by an extreme aversion or anxiety towards anything unfamiliar or novel. People with neophobia may experience intense fear, discomfort, or even panic when they encounter new objects or situations. This fear can significantly impact their daily lives and limit their ability to explore and adapt to new environments.

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  • 3. 

    Female mice reproduce up to 8 times per year - therefore a single female may produce ______ offspring annually.

    • A.

      40

    • B.

      56

    • C.

      76

    • D.

      90

    Correct Answer
    B. 56
    Explanation
    A single female mouse can reproduce up to 8 times per year. If we multiply this by the average number of offspring per litter, we can calculate the total number of offspring produced annually. Since the number of offspring per litter is not given, we cannot determine the exact number. However, based on the options provided, the closest number to the potential maximum is 56.

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  • 4. 

    If the tail of the rat is longer than the head and body - what rat are we talking about?

    • A.

      Norway rat

    • B.

      Roof rat

    Correct Answer
    B. Roof rat
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, if the tail of the rat is longer than the head and body, we are talking about a roof rat. The Norway rat is not the correct answer because it does not have a tail longer than its head and body. Therefore, the only rat species that fits the given description is the roof rat.

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  • 5. 

    Rats and mice are omnivores - what is an omnivore?

    • A.

      Eat only meat

    • B.

      Eat only fruit

    • C.

      Eats seeds, fruits, eggs, vegetables, grain and meats

    Correct Answer
    C. Eats seeds, fruits, eggs, vegetables, grain and meats
    Explanation
    An omnivore is a type of animal that has a varied diet and eats both plant and animal matter. They consume a wide range of foods including seeds, fruits, eggs, vegetables, grains, and meats. This allows them to obtain different nutrients from different sources and adapt to different environments. Rats and mice are examples of omnivores as they have the ability to eat a diverse range of foods.

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  • 6. 

    True or False - Can mice survive a fall of 8 feet onto a hard surface.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mice have a remarkable ability to survive falls from great heights. Due to their small size and lightweight bodies, they are able to absorb the impact of a fall more effectively than larger animals. Additionally, mice have flexible skeletons and strong leg muscles that help them to land safely. Studies have shown that mice can survive falls from heights of up to 8 feet onto hard surfaces without sustaining serious injuries. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 7. 

    Rodents consume or contaminate about _______% of the world's food supply?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      20%

    • C.

      30%

    • D.

      50%

    Correct Answer
    B. 20%
    Explanation
    Rodents consume or contaminate about 20% of the world's food supply. This means that rodents, such as rats and mice, are responsible for consuming or contaminating a significant portion of the food that is produced globally. This can lead to food shortages and economic losses, as well as potential health risks due to the spread of diseases carried by rodents. It emphasizes the importance of effective pest control measures to minimize the impact of rodents on food production and ensure food safety.

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  • 8. 

    Rodents rely heavily on their __________ as the sense of touch?

    • A.

      Feet

    • B.

      Whiskers

    • C.

      Body hair

    • D.

      Tail

    Correct Answer
    B. Whiskers
    Explanation
    Rodents rely heavily on their whiskers as the sense of touch because their whiskers are highly sensitive and can detect even the slightest changes in their environment. Whiskers help rodents navigate through narrow spaces, detect obstacles, and locate prey. They have specialized nerve endings at the base of their whiskers that send signals to their brain, providing them with crucial information about their surroundings. Additionally, whiskers also help rodents determine the size, shape, and texture of objects, aiding in their foraging and hunting activities.

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  • 9. 

    Rodents may be able to taste or detect some chemicals to parts per ___________?

    • A.

      Million

    • B.

      Billion

    • C.

      Trillon

    • D.

      Mega Trillion

    Correct Answer
    B. Billion
    Explanation
    Rodents may be able to taste or detect some chemicals to parts per billion. This means that they have a highly sensitive sense of taste and can detect very small amounts of chemicals in their environment.

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  • 10. 

    True or False - Some rodents are able to swim as far as 1/2 mile and tread water foe up to 3 days?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some rodents, such as beavers, muskrats, and water voles, are indeed capable of swimming long distances. They have adapted to an aquatic lifestyle and are able to swim as far as half a mile. Additionally, these rodents can also tread water for extended periods, up to three days. This enables them to navigate through water bodies and survive in their aquatic habitats.

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