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Hunting Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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Hunting Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is hunting?
A: Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so.

Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for what?
A: Food, recreation, to remove predators that are dangerous to humans or domestic animals, or for trade.

Lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is what?
A: The illegal killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species.

The species that are hunted are referred to as what?
A: Game or prey and are usually mammals and birds.

Hunting has long been a practice used to procure what?
A: Meat for human consumption.

Hunting can also be a means of what?
A: Pest control.

Excessive hunting has heavily contributed to the what?
A: Endangerment, extirpation and extinction of many animals.

 
The pursuit, capture and release, or capture for food of fish is called fishing, which is not commonly categorized as what?
A: A form of hunting.

Skillful tracking and acquisition of an elusive target has caused the word hunt to be used in the vernacular as a metaphor, as in what?
A: Treasure hunting, "bargain hunting", and even "hunting down" corruption and waste.

The word hunt serves as both a noun and a what?
A: Verb.

The oldest undisputed evidence for hunting dates to when?
A: The Early Pleistocene, consistent with the emergence of modern humans, about 1.7 million years ago.

There is no direct evidence for hunting predating what?
A: Homo erectus, in either Homo habilis or in Australopithecus.

The early hominid ancestors of humans were probably frugivores or omnivores, with a partially carnivore diet from what?
A: Scavenging rather than hunting.

The earliest dated find of surviving wooden hunting spears dates to when?
A: The very end of the Lower Paleolithic, just before 300,000 years ago.

 
Evidence exists that hunting may have been one of the multiple environmental factors leading to what?
A: The Holocene extinction of megafauna and their replacement by smaller herbivores.

In Australia, humans are thought to have played a very significant role in the extinction of what?
A: The Australian megafauna that was widespread prior to human occupation.

Hunting was a crucial component of hunter-gatherer societies before what?
A: The domestication of livestock and the dawn of agriculture, beginning about 11,000 years ago in some parts of the world.

In addition to the spear, hunting weapons developed during the Upper Paleolithic include what?
A: The atlatl (a spear-thrower; before 30,000 years ago) and the bow (18,000 years ago).

Evidence puts the earliest known mammoth hunting in Asia with spears to approximately how many years ago?
A: 16,200 years ago.

In Africa, what are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes?
A: The Hadza of Tanzania.

Even as animal domestication became relatively widespread and after the development of agriculture, hunting was usually a significant contributor to what?
A: The human food supply.

 
Hunting is still vital in marginal climates, especially those unsuited for what?
A: Pastoral uses or agriculture.

Inuit people in the Arctic trap and hunt animals for clothing and use the skins of sea mammals to make what?
A: Kayaks, clothing, and footwear.

On ancient reliefs, especially from Mesopotamia, kings are often depicted as what?
A: Hunters of big game such as lions and are often portrayed hunting from a war chariot.

With the domestication of the dog, birds of prey, and the ferret, various forms of what developed?
A: Animal-aided hunting.

Within agricultural systems, hunting served to kill animals that prey upon what?
A: Domestic animals or to attempt to eliminate animals seen by humans as competition for resources such as water or forage.

The meaning of the word game in Middle English evolved to include an animal which is what?
A: Hunted.

As game became more of a luxury than a necessity, the stylized pursuit of it also became a what?
A: A luxury.

 
Hunting ranked as an honorable, somewhat competitive pastime to help the aristocracy practice what?
A: Skills of war in times of peace.

In most parts of medieval Europe, the upper class obtained the sole rights to what?
A: Hunt in certain areas of a feudal territory.

Game in these areas was used as a source of food and furs, often provided via professional huntsmen, but it was also expected to provide what?
A: A form of recreation for the aristocracy.

The importance of this proprietary view of game can be seen in the Robin Hood legends, in which one of the primary charges against the outlaws is that they do what?
A: "hunt the King's deer".

Dogs today are used for what?
A: To find, chase, retrieve, and sometimes to kill the game.

Hunting dogs allow humans to pursue and kill prey that would otherwise be what?
A: Very difficult or dangerous to hunt.

Different breeds of dogs are used for different types of what?
A: Hunting.

 
Waterfowl are commonly hunted using what kind of dogs?
A: Retrieving dogs such as the Labrador retriever, the Golden Retriever, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, the Brittany Spaniel, and other similar breeds.

Game birds are flushed out using what?
A: Flushing spaniels such as the English springer spaniel, the various Cocker Spaniels and similar breeds.

The hunting of wild mammals in England and Wales with dogs was banned under what act?
A: The Hunting Act 2004.

The wild mammals include what?
A: Fox, hare, deer and mink.

Hindu scriptures describe hunting as a what?
A: An acceptable occupation, as well as a sport of the kingly.

One of the names of the god Shiva is Mrigavyadha, which translates as what?
A: The deer hunter.

In the epic Ramayana, Dasharatha, the father of Rama, is said to have the ability to do what?
A: Hunt in the dark.

 
Krishna is said to have died after being accidentally wounded by what?
A: An arrow of a hunter.

Islamic Sharia Law permits hunting of lawful animals and birds if they cannot be what?
A: Easily caught and slaughtered.

New Zealand has a strong what?
A: Hunting culture.

The islands making up New Zealand originally had no what?
A: Land mammals apart from bats.

However, once Europeans arrived, game animals were introduced by acclimatization societies to provide New Zealanders with what?
A: A sport and a hunting resource.

Deer, pigs, goats, hare, tahr and chamois all adapted well to the New Zealand terrain, and with no natural predators, their population did what?
A: Exploded.

Government agencies view the animals as what?
A: Pests due to their effects on the natural environment and on agricultural production.

 
India's Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 bans the killing of what?
A: All wild animals.

North American hunting pre-dates the United States by thousands of years and was what?
A: An important part of many pre-Columbian Native American cultures.

Native Americans retain some hunting rights and are exempt from some laws as part of what?
A: Indian treaties and otherwise under federal law.

Where is this considered particularly important?
A: In Alaskan native communities.

What is a bag limit?
A: It is the maximum number of a specific animal species that an individual can harvest in a single day.

What is a possession limit?
A: It is the maximum number of a specific animal species that can be in an individual's possession at any time.

Regulations for big-game hunting often specify a minimum caliber or muzzle energy for what?
A: Firearms.

The use of rifles is often banned for safety reasons in areas with high what?
A: Population densities or limited topographic relief.