Friday, May 29, 2009

A whole page of nature trivia questions and answers.

What continent's macro zamia tree lives for 7,000 years?
A: Australia's.

What determines the sex of crocodile embryos--temperature, humidity, or genetics?
A: Temperature.

What do imbibers know as the most prevalent fruit crop in the world?
A: Grapes.

What color are a zebra's black stripes during the first six months of life?
A: Brown.

What mollusk was obliged to share its name with the first waterproof watch?
A: The oyster.

What animal's flesh, when sun-dried in the Andes, becomes a jerky called charqui?
A: A Llama's.
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What two colors are a magpie's feathers?
A: Black and white.

What can mutagens cause?
A :Mutations.

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What drug did the University of Pennsylvania animal-behavior clinic prescribe for depressed dogs?
A : Prozac.

What amphibians do you raise if your run a ranarium?
A: Frogs.

What caused half of all deaths from natural disasters from 1945 to 1986?
A :Earthquakes.

What mineral accounts for 35 percent of the Earth's composition?
A: Iron.

What did the ancient Greeks believe to be a cross between a tiger and a horse?
A: A zebra.

What does the praying mantis store by the hundreds in oothecas?
A: Eggs.

What elemental event rejuvenates a prairie by causing more plants to grow taller, flower and produce seed?
A: Fire.

What simple creature is employed to turn organic garbage into "vermicompost"?
A: Worms.

What Greek announced in 420 B.C. that women suffer hysteria due t a "wandering uterus"?
A: Hippocrates.

How many days can an ant survive under water?
A: Two.

What's the term for an adult male pig?
A: Boar.

What creature's tongue weighs as much as a full grown elephant?
A: The blue whale's.

What amphibian did Pliny the Elder suggest be tied to the jaw, t make teeth firmer?
A: A frog.
Trivia quiz questions and answers

Lots more printable trivia quizzes questions to come.

What two trees did Ponce de Leon introduce to Florida in 1513?
A: Orange and lemon.

What creature goes through a period where it gains 10 pounds an hour?
A: A blue whale.

What's the least expensive and most popular fruit?
A: The banana.

How many feet tall are most cattle at the shoulder?
A: Five.

What rodents, believed to have great teeth, did ancient Romans often place live on the gums of a toothache sufferer?
A: Mice.

What does a bee larva have no chance of becoming if it stops eating royal jelly after three days?
A :A queen bee.

What city's streets and sidewalks received 175 tons of daily et excrement deposits before a "Pooper scooper" law passed in 1978?
A: New York City's.

What people were the first to adopt a solar year, after noticing spring holidays were beginning to occur in winter?
A :The Egyptians.

What type of whale can dive over 2,000 feet?
A: The sperm whale.

What weather phenomenon is measured by the Beaufort scale?
A: Wind.

What European country accounts for most of the 30 percent of the world's prunes not produced in California?
A: France.

What's the most common trick a pet dog can perform?
A: Sit.

What organ's need for oxygen causes angina pectoris pain?
A: The heart's.

What tree-dwelling ape is known to Malaysians as the "person of the forest"?
A :The orangutan.

What organ of a buffalo did Plains Indians use to make yellow paint?
A: The gallbladder.

What characteristic of minerals is described by the Mohs Scale?
A :Hardness.

What fresh-water mollusks produce red or pink-colored pearls?
A :Mussels.

What insect's larvae did New Hampshire hope to reduce by importing mummichogs, swallows and bats?
A: The mosquito's.

How many out of every four known animal species are insects?
A: Three.

What arachnid attacks its prey with the stinger at the end of its tail?
A :The Scorpion.

What kind of baths do experts recommend be two-and-a-half-inches deep?
A :Birdbaths.

What butterfly-shaped gland is located just in front of the windpipe?
A :The thyroid.

What 1989 environmental disaster killed an estimated 144 bald eagles?
A: The Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Which of the five senses is sharpened by a radial keratotomy?
A :Sight.

What's the more common term for herpes zoster?
A: Shingles.

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What insect's pulvilli allow it to walk upside down on ceilings?
A: The fly's.

What breed was responsible for two-thirds of U.S. dog bite deaths in the 1980s?
A: The pit bull.

What three planets in our solar system show signs of oxygen in their atmospheres?
A: Venus, Earth, Mars.

What waterfowl has 24 neck vertebrae, more than any other warm-blooded animal?
A :The swan.

What body part does bulbar polio attack?
A :The lung.

What's the most popular animal eaten before it's born and after it's dead?
A: The Chicken.

How many poisonous birds are there in the world--1, 10, or 100?
A: One.

What have diameters of about one ten-thousand-millionth of a meter?
A: Atoms.

What family of tentacled horrors includes the world's most venomous animal?
A :Jellyfish.

How many karats is pure, unalloyed gold?
A: Twenty-four.

What country's breeding lab id 26 African killer queen bees escape from, in 1956?
A: Brazil's.

What's the largest whale with teeth?
A: The sperm whale.

What male body part did Mademoiselle magazine find to be the favorite of the most women?
A: Eyes.

What's the longest poisonous snake?
A: The cobra.

What's a water moccasin often called, due to the white inside its mouth?
A: A cottonmouth.

What barnyard animal can get sunburned?
A :The pig.

What's the most common limbless vertebrate?
A: A snake.

What would Zamfir fear, if he suffered from aulophobia?
A: The flute.

What's molten magma called when it is forced onto the Earth's surface?
A: Lava.

How many toes grace each of a guinea pig's hand feet?
A: Three.

What body part becomes infected if you contract cholera?
A The intestine.

What's the small flap in the back of your throat called?
A: The uvula.

What five-foot-tall birds are the tallest in North America?
A: Whooping cranes.

What kind of Plymouth Rock is alive?
A: A Chicken.

What childhood disease did 312 Americans have in 1993, a record low?
A :Measles.

What blood type is the Universal Donor?
A: Type O.

What's the common term for epinephrine?
A: Adrenaline.

What bean provides the colored inks used in most U.S. daily newspapers?
A: The soybean.

How many bacteria can be found in a typical cubic inch of garden soil--30 thousand, 30 million or 30 billion?
A: Thirty Billion.

What pets are a major cause of salmonella poisoning if handled by humans?
A :Turtles.

What U.S. age group more than doubled in size between 1960 and 1990--under 25, over 645 or over 85?
A: Over 85.

What biblical figure was California's 4,700-year-old bristlecone pine tree named after?
A: Methuselah.

What insect does an isoopterpophobic homeowner fear?
A: The termite.

What deficiency disease did 19th-century scientists find could be avoided by avoiding polished rice?
A: Beriberi.

What animal travels at 25 mph under water but fins it easier to toboggan on its belly on land?
A: The penguin.

What color are emu eggs?
A : Green.

What will fall off of the Great Sphinx in 200 years due to pollution and erosion, according to scholar Chikaosa Tanimoto?
A: Its head.

What single-seeded drupe was the first fruit munched on the moon?
A: The peach.

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What disorder's name is derived from the Greek for "without appetite"?
A: Anorexia's.

What creature's name was derived from French words meaning "spiny pig"?
A: The porcupine's.

What type of leaves were botanists shocked to find in the stuffing inside the mummified remains of Pharaoh Ramses II?
A: Tobacco leaves.

What distant planet circles the sun every 84 years?
A: Uranus.

What creature's fossilized leg bone did John Horner discover red blood cells in, in 1993?
A: A Tyrannosaurus rex's.

What are there 88 of in the night sky, according to the international AStronomical Union?
A: Constellations.

What nationally-observed day in the U.S. marks winter's midpoint?
A: Groundhog Day.

What tree family includes the largest and fastest-growing living thing on Earth?
A: The Sequoia.

What is the common name for the class Aves, which consists of over 8,500 living species?
A: Birds.

What can clear mucus from sinus passages faster than any other hot beverage, according to a 1978 Mount Sinai Medical Center study?
A: Chicken soup.

What's the most intelligent mammal after man?
A: The Chimpanzee.

What flatulent New Zealand creatures did geophysicist David Lowe say were contributing to the gradual warming of Earth's atmosphere?
A: Sheep.

How many parents are required in order to reproduce by parthenogenesis?
A: One.

What long-beaked bird needs 1,600 blossoms to get its daily diet of nectar?
A The hummingbird.

What nation is prowled by 60 percent of the world's tigers?
A: India.

What sea mammal's upper lip moves much like the trunk of an elephant?
A: The manatee's.

What type of glands are missing in pigs, who must wallow in mud to beat the heat?
A: Sweat glands.

What's the top apple-producing state in the U.S.?
A: Washington.

What bulb has been dubbed "the stinking rose"?
A: Garlic.

What now extinct fowl was originally named "disgusting bird" by its Dutch discoverers?
A: Dodo.

What creature has 98.4 percent of its DNA n common with humans?
A: The Chimpanzee.

What constellation must you aim a telescope at to view the Crab nebula?
A: Taurus.

What was the last name of the Canadian farmer who cultivated a wild apple he found on his property in 1796?
A: McIntosh.

How many of every 1,000 species that have ever lived on Earth are still alive?
A: One.

What was the most lethal infectious disease of 1990?
A: Pneumonia.

What occurred in the Atacama Desert for the first time in 400 years, in 1971?
A: Rain.

What's the most concentrated source of energy in a diet--carbohydrates, fat or protein?
A: Fat.

What jungle-dwelling primates are most likely to break bones falling out of trees?
A: Orangutans.

What Hawaiian volcano first erupted in the 1970s and has done so regularly since 1983?
A: Kilauea.

What insect depends the most upon sight, rather than sound, to locate mates?
A: The firefly.

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What poisonous snake's black, red and yellow bands are mimicked in the harmless milk snake?
A: The coral snake's.

What South American member of the raccoon family do et store owners often call a "honey-bear"?
A: The kinkajou.

What do epiphytic and parasitic plants grow on?
A: Plants.

What cousin to the camel is used in pats of the U.S. to protect sheep from coyotes and stray dogs?
A: The Llama.

What color hair naturally graces the heads of one in 16 Americans?
A: Red.

What bird, extinct by 1681, was named for the Portuguese word for "stupid"?
A: The dodo bird.

What taste are cats unable to detect?
A Sweet.

What dog was named for its skill at flushing out woodcock for hunters?
A: The cocker spaniel.

What three fingers are raised to indicate the number "three" in American sign language?
A: Thumb, index, middle.

What breed of dog did New York City's Board of Health order owners to neuter, in 1989?
A: The pit bull.

How many days does a cat usually stay in heat?
A: Five.

What season boasts the greatest number of U.S. newborns?
A: Summer.

What beaked reptiles are almost identical to their Triassic ancestors"?
A: Turtles.

What was the only domesticated animal in North America in 1475 B.C.?
A: The dog.

What's an ocean-going "bergy bit" too small to be?
A: An iceberg.

What type of mining operation causes what ecologists slam as a "lunar landscape"?
A: Strip mining.

What explorer introduced pigs to North America?
A: Christopher Columbus.

How many square feet of Latin American rain forest can conservationists buy with a single donated quarter--30, 60, or 90?
A: Ninety.

What living organism can be 30 times the size of a blue whale?
A: A giant sequoia.

What sounds were mud puppies falsely though to make, accounting for their name?
A: barks.

What U.S. spider's poison is 15 times as powerful as rattlesnake venom?
A: The black widow's.

What creature proved to be much faster than a horse in a 1927 race in Sydney, Australia?
A: The kangaroo.

What kind of fish provides the typical meal for killer whales cruising the apuget Sound?
A: Salmon.

Who trapped frogs for a zoo before he hit upon the idea of frozen foods?
A: Clarence Birdseye.

What eastward wind current above the lower troposphere was identified by Jacob Bjerknes?
A: The jet stream.

What body orifice are you able to talk through if you can "snoach"?
A: The nose.

What's a "ruderal" to a frustrated gardener?
A: A weed.

How many keepers, on average, do captive elephants in North America kill every year?
A: Two.

What bean did Henry Ford use to form the body of an experimental car, in 1941?
A: The soybean.

What section of a choir has a vocal range of between 262 and 1,046 cycles per second?
A: Sopranos.

What do you call the offspring of a male tiger and a female lion?
A: A tiglon.

What Asian animal's pelt can fetch $100,000 on the black market?
A: The giant panda's.

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