Wild Wisdom Quiz 2020_elimination Round

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  • 1. 

    This bird, found in the Amazon, broke the record for producing the World's loudest call. The call was recorded at 125 decibels, the same as a pneumatic drill. Name the bird.

  • 2. 

    Antarctica contains 90% of the world's glacier ice. ​If it were all to melt, by how much would it raise global sea levels?

    • A.

      25 metre

    • B.

      50 centimeter 

    • C.

      3 metre 

    • D.

      60 metre

    Correct Answer
    D. 60 metre
    Explanation
    Antarctica contains 90% of the world's glacier ice, and if it were all to melt, it would raise global sea levels by 60 meters. This is because the ice in Antarctica is incredibly vast and thick, and if it were to melt, it would release a massive amount of water into the oceans. This would lead to a significant rise in sea levels worldwide, causing widespread flooding and displacement of coastal communities.

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  • 3. 

    Which freshwater species inspired the streamlined design of Japan's Shinkansen 'bullet' trains?​

    • A.

      Kingfisher

    • B.

      Salmon

    • C.

      Heron 

    • D.

      Otter

    Correct Answer
    A. Kingfisher
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kingfisher. The streamlined design of Japan's Shinkansen 'bullet' trains was inspired by the kingfisher, a freshwater species. The kingfisher has a sleek and aerodynamic body shape that allows it to dive into water with minimal resistance. This design feature was incorporated into the Shinkansen trains to reduce air resistance and increase speed.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following cab squeeze blood from the eyes as a defence mechanism ?

    • A.

      Beetle

    • B.

      Grasshopper

    • C.

      Horned Lizard 

    • D.

      Stick Insect

    Correct Answer
    A. Beetle
    Explanation
    Beetles have the ability to squeeze blood from their eyes as a defense mechanism. When threatened, they can release a toxic chemical called cantharidin from their leg joints, which causes irritation and blistering. In some cases, this chemical can be forced out through the beetle's eyes, creating a visual deterrent for predators. This unique defense mechanism helps beetles to ward off potential threats and survive in their environment.

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  • 5. 

    Which animal has been immortalized as Akela in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book?

    • A.

      Panther

    • B.

      Wolf

    • C.

      Tiger

    • D.

      Vulture

    Correct Answer
    B. Wolf
    Explanation
    In Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, the animal that has been immortalized as Akela is the wolf. Akela is the leader of the wolf pack and plays a significant role in the story. He is portrayed as wise, strong, and respected by the other animals in the jungle. The character of Akela represents leadership, loyalty, and the importance of unity within a community.

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  • 6. 

    Ostrich are the world's largest birds. Which bird comes second?

    • A.

      Emu

    • B.

      Rhea

    • C.

      Tinamous

    • D.

      Cassowary

    Correct Answer
    A. Emu
    Explanation
    The Emu is the second largest bird in the world, after the Ostrich. It is native to Australia and is known for its tall stature and strong legs. Emus are flightless birds and have adapted to running at high speeds instead. They have a unique appearance with long necks and feathers that range in color from brown to gray. Emus are herbivores and primarily feed on plants, fruits, and seeds.

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  • 7. 

    Sea cucumbers breathe through their _____________________

    • A.

      Gills 

    • B.

      Nose

    • C.

      Anus

    • D.

      Skin

    Correct Answer
    C. Anus
    Explanation
    Sea cucumbers have a unique way of breathing. They draw water into their bodies through their anus and extract oxygen from it using specialized structures called respiratory trees. These respiratory trees are connected to the anus and help in the exchange of gases, allowing the sea cucumber to obtain oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This adaptation allows them to effectively breathe underwater, making the anus the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Identify this powerful songbird who is famous for mimicking other species.

    • A.

      Wilson's bird-of-paradise

    • B.

      Superb Lyrebird

    • C.

      White peacock

    • D.

      Long-tailed widowbird

    Correct Answer
    B. Superb Lyrebird
    Explanation
    The Superb Lyrebird is a powerful songbird that is famous for its ability to mimic other species. It is known for its incredibly diverse repertoire of vocalizations, which includes imitations of other birds, as well as sounds from the environment such as car alarms and chainsaws. This bird is highly skilled at mimicking the calls and songs of other species with great accuracy, making it a truly remarkable and powerful songbird.

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