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Nature Quiz

3.9
(114 votes)
15 questions
English
Science and Mostly Nature, bitta craic - gwan!
1

Which creature is often called a "sea cow" due to its herbivorous nature and slow-moving behaviour?

Manatee

Narwhal

Sea Lion

Walrus

44% got this right

2
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Which bird, native to New Zealand, is known for its inability to fly and its ground-dwelling lifestyle?

Kiwi

Puffin

Takahe

Toucan

65% got this right

3

What is the scientific name for the phenomenon of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly or moth?

Metamorphosis

Catepation

Chrysalism

Larvation

58% got this right

4
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Which animal, often confused with a reptile, belongs to the amphibian class and has permeable skin?

Salamander

Crocodile

Lizard

Turtle

45% got this right

5
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What is the worlds smallest mammal

Bumblebee Bat

Bigfoots Dick

Mouse

Pygmy Shrew

Hard  33% got this right

Has a body no bigger than a large bumble-bee. It has a head-body length of only 29-33 mm
6

Which reptile, found primarily in Madagascar, is known for its ability to "walk" on water?

Basilisk Lizard

Alligator

Crocodile

Monitor Lizard

54% got this right

7
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Which creature is capable of changing its skin color and texture to match its surroundings?

Chameleon

Anole

Gecko

Iguana

Easy  89% got this right

8

What is the name of the naturally occurring pigment that gives flamingos their distinctive pink coloration?

Carotenoid

Anthocyanin

Chlorophyll

Flamingingo

Hard  24% got this right

9

Which phenomenon, involving the eruption of superheated water and steam, is often referred to as "Old Faithful"?

Geyser

Gushing Meadows

Hot Spring

Mud Volcano

55% got this right

10

What is the term for the relationship between two different species in which one benefits without harming the other?

Commensalism

Competition

Mutualism

Paratism

Hard  22% got this right

11

What is the term for a young goat?

Kid

Calf

Filly

Lamb

39% got this right

12
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Which member of the camelid family is often used as a guard animal for livestock due to its alert nature?

Llama

Alpaca

Guanaco

Vicúna

40% got this right

13

What is the primary reason why beavers build dams and lodges in freshwater environments?

Protection from Predators

Aesthetics and Decoration

Breeding and Nesting

Temperature Regulation

Hard  33% got this right

14

What is the term for a female horse under the age of four?

Filly

Foal

Mare

Sow

Hard  23% got this right

15

What is the term for the small burrows that Arctic/Snow squirrels dig to escape extreme temperatures and predators?

Boltholes

Hibernaculation

Ice Caves

Snow Nests

Hard  25% got this right