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?
How many of every 1,000 species that have ever lived on Earth are still alive?
What was the most lethal infectious
disease of 1990?
What occurred in the Atacama Desert for the first time in 400 years, in 1971?
What's the most concentrated source of energy in a diet--carbohydrates, fat or
What jungle-dwelling primates are most likely to break bones falling out of
What Hawaiian volcano first erupted in the 1970s and has done so regularly since
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
A: The coral snake's.
What South American member of the raccoon family do
pet store owners often call a
A: The kinkajou.
What do epiphytic and parasitic plants grow on?
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?
What bird, extinct by 1681, was named for the Portuguese word for "stupid"?
A: The dodo bird.
What taste are cats unable to detect?
What dog was named for its skill at flushing out woodcock for
A: The cocker spaniel.
What three fingers are raised to indicate the number "three" in American sign
A: Thumb, index, middle.
What breed of dog did New York City's Board of Health order owners to neuter, in
A: The pit bull.
How many days does a cat usually stay in heat?
What season boasts the greatest number of U.S. newborns?
What beaked reptiles are almost identical to their Triassic ancestors"?
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
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?
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?
What U.S. spider's poison is 15 times as powerful as
A: The black widow's.
What creature proved to be much faster than a horse in a 1927 race in Sydney,
A: The kangaroo.
What kind of fish provides the typical meal for killer whales cruising the
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
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
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
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.