General Quiz III

You might know a lot about one specific kind of animal, but do you know a lot about animals in general? You can be sure it's no easy task!


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You might know a lot about one specific kind of animal, but do you know a lot about animals in general? You can be sure it’s no easy task!

Are you sure you got what it takes?

  1. 1 Barracudas are ferocious predators that rely on surprise and short bursts of speed to overtake their prey. To what speed do these shorts bursts go up to?

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    1. Up to 43 km/h!
    2. Up to 35 km/h!
    3. Up to 25 km/h!
    4. Up to 50 knots!! Which is exactly the same speed as the as the submarine Nautilus featured in Jules Verne's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874)! Go captain Nemo go!!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Up to 43 km/h!!

    Barracudas are ferocious, opportunistic predators, relying on surprise and short bursts of speed, up to 27 mph (43 km/h), to overtake their prey.

  2. 2 Can Barracudas be dangerous to swimmers?

    1. YES
    2. NO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Like sharks,  some species of barracuda are reputed to be dangerous to swimmers.  Barracudas are scavengers, and may mistake snorkellers for large  predators, following them hoping to eat the remains of their prey.

  3. 3 To what group(family) do salamanders belong to?

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    1. Small dinosaurs for sure!
    2. Reptiles!
    3. Amphibians!
    4. Mammals!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Salamanders are a group of amphibians!

    Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults. All present-day salamander families are grouped together under the scientific name Urodela. Salamander diversity is most abundant in the Northern Hemisphere and most species are found in the Holarctic ecozone, with some species present in the Neotropical zone.

  4. 4 In literature and legend, what is the salamander associated with?

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    1. ICE
    2. WATER
    3. WIND
    4. FIRE
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    FIRE!!

    In literature and legend, the salamander is associated with fire, being supposedly unharmed by the flames, while clothes made from its skins or 'wool' were believed to be incombustible!

  5. 5 Where are turkeys natives from?

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    1. Africa
    2. Asia
    3. South Pole
    4. The Americas
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Americas

    The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the domestic turkey or wild turkey), is native to the forests of North America, from Mexico, throughout the midwest and eastern United States, and into southeastern Canada.

  6. 6 In which country were turkeys first domesticated? (It wasn't a country then of course)

    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Colombia
    4. Mexico
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mexico

    They were first domesticated by the indigenous people of Mexico from at least 800 BC onwards.

  7. 7 Are there Ants in Antarctica?

    1. YES
    2. NO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No ants in Antarctica!

    Ants are found on all continents except Antarctica, and only a few large islands, such as Greenland, Iceland, parts of Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands lack native ant species

  8. 8 In Africa and South America, what do humans use Army ants for?

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    1. lucky charms
    2. surgical sutures
    3. Use them? Don't be crazy! Run from them! They are vicious!!
    4. agricultural purposes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are used as surgical sutures!!

    In Africa and South America, large ants, especially army ants, are used as surgical sutures. The wound is pressed together and ants are applied along it. The ant seizes the edges of the wound in its mandibles and locks in place. The body is then cut off and the head and mandibles remain in place to close the wound. The large heads of the soldiers of the leafcutting ant Atta cephalotes are also used by native surgeons in closing wounds.

  9. 9 The ancestors of bees were ........

    1. Birds!!
    2. Wasps!!
    3. Flies!!
    4. Butterflies!!
    5. None of the above!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Wasps!!

    The ancestors of bees were wasps in the family Crabonidae, which were predators of other insects.

  10. 10 Honey bee workers communicate by doing the waggle dance!!

    1. TRUE!
    2. FALSE!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    TRUE!

    The ethologist Karl Von Frisch studied navigation in the honey bee. He showed that honey bees communicate by the waggle dance, in which a worker indicates the location of a food source to other workers in the hive.

  11. 11 Are zebras generally faster or slower than horses?

    1. SAME SPEED
    2. SLOWER
    3. FASTER
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They are generally slower than horses, but their great stamina helps them outrun predators

  12. 12 Zebras are represented in which country coat of arms?

    1. Angola
    2. South Africa
    3. Botswana
    4. Zambia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Zebras are represented on the Botswana coat of arms.

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