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Nature Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

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Nature Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

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.

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 pet 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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