The North Carolina Zoo

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  • 1. 

    What is the official name of the North Carolina Zoo?

    • A.

      North Carolina Zoological Park

    • B.

      North Carolina Zoological Garden

    • C.

      North Carolina Zoological Preserve

    Correct Answer
    A. North Carolina Zoological Park
    Explanation
    The official name of the North Carolina Zoo is North Carolina Zoological Park.

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  • 2. 

    The idea for the N.C. Zoo began in 1967 with the Raleigh Jaycees. In 1973, the N.C. Zoological Society selected what species as its first purchase?

    • A.

      Galapagos tortoise

    • B.

      Red wolf

    • C.

      American crocodile

    Correct Answer
    A. Galapagos tortoise
    Explanation
    The N.C. Zoological Society selected the Galapagos tortoise as its first purchase. This suggests that the society prioritized acquiring this species over others such as the red wolf or American crocodile. The Galapagos tortoise is a unique and endangered species, known for its long lifespan and large size. This choice may have been influenced by the tortoise's appeal to visitors and the society's commitment to conservation efforts.

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  • 3. 

    The N.C. Zoo is located near Asheboro in what county?

    • A.

      Davidson County

    • B.

      Randolph County

    • C.

      Guilford County

    Correct Answer
    B. Randolph County
    Explanation
    The N.C. Zoo is located near Asheboro, which is in Randolph County.

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  • 4. 

    With animals roaming on more than 500 acres, the N.C. Zoo is one of the world's largest natural-habitat facilities. The open space represents land on what two continents?

    • A.

      North America and South American

    • B.

      Asia and Africa

    • C.

      North American and Africa

    Correct Answer
    C. North American and Africa
    Explanation
    The N.C. Zoo is one of the world's largest natural-habitat facilities, with animals roaming on more than 500 acres of open space. This suggests that the zoo has areas that resemble the natural habitats found on two continents. The correct answer is North American and Africa, as these are the two continents mentioned in the explanation.

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  • 5. 

    The N.C. Zoo attracts visitors from more than 100 countries. About how many people visit the facility each year?

    • A.

      200,000

    • B.

      300,000

    • C.

      700,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 700,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 700,000 because the statement mentions that the N.C. Zoo attracts visitors from more than 100 countries, indicating a high level of international interest. Considering the wide range of countries and the popularity of the zoo, it is reasonable to estimate that a large number of people visit the facility each year. 700,000 is the highest number provided among the options, making it the most likely answer.

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  • 6. 

    In 1974, the N.C. Zoo purchased its first gorilla, a male silverback, from a man who used him in a nightclub act. What was that gorilla's name?

    • A.

      Ramar

    • B.

      Kong

    • C.

      Cheeta

    Correct Answer
    A. Ramar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ramar. In 1974, the N.C. Zoo acquired a male silverback gorilla named Ramar from a man who had been using him in a nightclub act. This suggests that Ramar was the gorilla's name when he was purchased by the zoo.

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  • 7. 

    Only two state-owned zoos exist in the United States – the N.C. Zoo and the Minnesota Zoological Garden. Which state government department oversees the facility in North Carolina?

    • A.

      N.C. Department of Revenue

    • B.

      N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

    • C.

      N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    Correct Answer
    C. N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Explanation
    The correct answer is N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This department is responsible for overseeing the N.C. Zoo, which is a state-owned zoo in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Revenue is not involved in managing zoos, as its main responsibility is to collect taxes and administer revenue laws. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission focuses on wildlife management and conservation, but it does not oversee the N.C. Zoo. Therefore, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    The N.C. Zoo sits on approximately 1,500 acres located in what mountain range?

    • A.

      Uwharrie Mountains

    • B.

      Brusby Mountains

    • C.

      South Mountains

    Correct Answer
    A. Uwharrie Mountains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Uwharrie Mountains. The N.C. Zoo is situated on approximately 1,500 acres of land, and this land is located in the Uwharrie Mountains.

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  • 9. 

    The aviary at the N.C. Zoo creates a tropical rain forest environment with exotic birds and frogs, and more than 3,000 plants. The aviary is named for what North Carolina philanthropist and tobacco magnate?

    • A.

      James B. Duke

    • B.

      Andrew Carnegie

    • C.

      R.J. Reynolds

    Correct Answer
    C. R.J. Reynolds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is R.J. Reynolds. The question asks for the name of the North Carolina philanthropist and tobacco magnate that the aviary at the N.C. Zoo is named after. R.J. Reynolds fits this description as he was a prominent figure in the tobacco industry and a philanthropist in North Carolina. Therefore, it is likely that the aviary is named after him.

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