Saturday, 12 March 2016


Wild Wisdom Quiz 2 (Science Quiz)

The questions are from the previous year Wild Wisdom Quiz paper for the Juniors.
Wherever possible, tips are provided along with answers to help you learn them correctly.


1.What do earthworms do to improve the quality of the soil where they live?
Decompose plant and animal matter
Create channels for root growth
Improve water holding capacity
All of these

2.Which of these animal's egg case is also commonly called a mermaid's purse?
Skate
Dolphin
Seahorse
Starfish

3.Did you know that 98% of the vultures in India died? This was because they ate dead cattle that had been treated with an anti-inflammatory drug. Which drug is this?
Penicillin
Quinine
Diclofenac
Meloxicam

4.Koko is one of the few primates that has been recorded adopting a pet kitten. She is also famous for learning sign language. Can you tell us what species Koko was?
Human
Chimpanzee
Gorilla
Bonobo

5.Prairie Dogs are found in North America and live in underground burrows. Which mamal are they closely related to?
Wolf
Squirrel
Goat
Racoon

6.Although they give shelter to Clownfish like Nemo, these beautiful sea creatures feed on other fish, mussels and plankton. Name the animal
Sea cucumber
Starfish
Sea sponge
Sea Anemone

7.Baby Flamingos are greyish, but the adults are pink - what gives this bird its pink colour?
Exposrue to the sun
Food it eats
Industrial Pollution
All of these

8.Which of these is a plant that is not from India, grows quickly and causes local plants and animals to die?
Water Lily
Water Hyacinth
Lotus
Elephant Grass

9.The ancient Egyptians were rich because they grew and traced crops like wheat, flax and papyrus. These were grown in soil deposited after the annual flooding of the River Nile - what type of soil was this?
Humus
Silt
Clay
Sand

10.It can be expensive as a diamond and is used in perfumes. It is found in the excreta of the sperm whale-do you know what it is called?
Coral
Ambergris
Musk
Bile

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