Nature

  • Questions:

    1. Which vegetable is used to make chips and crisps?

    2. Do ducks have waterproof feathers?

    3. Which makes honey, bees, wasps, or ants?

    4. Chimp, Baboon, Gorillia - which one has the tail?

    5. Chameleon, Turtle, Cobra - which can change colour?

    6. Which farmyard bird crows in the morning?

    7. Do snakes' eggs have hard or flexible shells?

    8. Are pearls found in oysters or limpets?

    9. Which huge African animal has a horn or two on its nose?

    10. Do moles live underground or in bushes?

     

    Answers:

    1. The potato

    2. Yes

    3. Bees

    4. Baboon

    5. Chameleon

    6. Cockerel / Rooster

    7. Flexible

    8. Oysters

    9. The Rhinoceros

    10. Underground

     

  • Questions:

    1. Which large sea fish sometimes attacks humans - the Shark, Skate or Manta Ray?

    2. Did Tyrannosaurus Rex occasionally walk on four legs?

    3. Where does the kangaroo keep its young?

    4. Do insects have 6, 8 or 10 legs?

    5. Do starfish live in the sea or rivers?

    6. Do pine trees have broad leaves or needles?

    7. Which baby reptile squeaks inside its egg - a Lizard, Crocodile or Snake?

    8. Which eight-legged creature builds a web to catch prey?

    9. Which is smaller, a chimpanzee or a gorilla?

    10. Is the worlds largest bird the ostrich or the vulture?

     

    Answers:

    1. The shark

    2. No. It's front legs were too small

    3. In a pouch

    4. 6 legs

    5. In the sea

    6. Nedles

    7. Crocodile

    8. The spider

    9. A chimpanzee

    10. The ostrich

  • Questions:

    1. Which is the best swimmer - the parrot, peacock or penguin?

    2. All snakes are deadly to humans - true or false?

    3. Adult insects renew their outer body cases as they get older - true or false?

    4. Is a salamander closer to a newt or an alligator?

    5. Do eagles eat meat or plants?

    6. Is a male elephant called a bull or a stag?

    7. Is ketchup made from carrots or tomatoes?

    8. Is a cockle a type of bird or shellfish?

    9. Do seals have legs or flippers?

    10. Do tortoises live on land or in water?

     

    Answers:

    1. The penguin

    2. False

    3. False

    4. More like a newt

    5. Meat

    6. A bull

    7. Tomatoes

    8. Shellfish

    9. Flippers

    10. On land

  • Questions:

    1. Do frogs hunt mainly by smell, hearing or sight?

    2. Which is larger, a duck or a goose?

    3. Are scorpions plant-eaters?

    4. Do any frogs climb trees?

    5. Are acorns seeds of the oak or the holly tree?

    6. Can seagulls swim underwater?

    7. Which is larger, the African or the Asian elephant?

    8. Do earthworms eat insects or dead plant material?

    9. Gorillas catch and eat monkeys - true or false?

    10. Do seals give birth at sea or on land?

     

    Answers:

    1. Sight

    2. A goose

    3. No (they eat insects and spiders)

    4. Yes

    5. The oak

    6. Can seagulls swim underwater?

    7. The African elephant

    8. Dead plant material

    9. False - they are vegetarians

    10. On land

  • Questions:

    1. Can fish find their way in the dark?

    2. What is a Gecko - a Lizard, Snake, or Turtle?

    3. Housefly, scorpion, spider - which is the insect?

    4. Which type of animal was Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore?

    5. What are the fruits of roses called - haws, hips or sloes?

    6. Do swallows fly north or south for in autumn?

    7. Can snakes mimic the squeaks of their mice prey?

    8. many bats spend the day in caves - true or false?

    9. Which animal provides the liquid from which most butter is made?

    10. Do mussels swim freely or stay fixed to rocks?

     

    Answers:

    1. Yes - using water pressure change

    2. A lizard

    3. Housefly

    4. A donkey

    5. Hips

    6. South

    7. No - they only hiss

    8. True

    9. The cow

    10. Stay fixed to rocks

  • Questions:

    1. In the fairy tale, which bird laid golden eggs?

    2. Does a crocodile have three or five toes on each front foot?

    3. Are centipedes hunters or vegetarians?

    4. Which furry animal flies on wings of skin?

    5. Do coconuts grow underground or on trees?

    6. Do all birds have beaks?

    7. Which snake's head can be as big as a human's - the king combra or vine snake?

    8. Is a jellyfish a plant or an animal?

    9. Mammals feed milk to their babies - true or false?

    10. Does the gorilla live in jungles or deserts?

     

    Answers:

    1. A goose

    2. Five

    3. Hunters

    4. The bat

    5. On trees

    6. Yes

    7. The king cobra

    8. An animal

    9. True

    10. Jungles

  • QUESTIONS

    1. If cows are lying down in a field, what weather does this traditionally foretell?
    2. What is the name given to a column of swirling dust or soil raised into the air by a small whirlwind?
    3. There are three bands of climate in the world: tropical, polar and which other?
    4. What are the long curving lines on a weather map, designating areas of equal pressure called?
    5. What can be cumulus, stratus or lenticular?
    6. Which weather system brings cloudy skies, wings and rain?
    7. Who was the Norse god of thunder?
    8. When there is a thunderstorm, why do you see the lightning before you hear the thunder?
    9. What is given to the mixture of fog and smoke?
    10. In which country is the hottest place in the world?
    11. Why do metal pipes often burst when the water inside turns to ice?
    12. The coasts of which countries experience the strong, dry and cold north westerly wind called the mistral?
    13. What shape is a tornado?
    14. What does an anemometer measure?
    15. Pine cones are often used by amateur weather forecasters. What happens if the weather is about to turn wet?
    16. What is the name given to the white ice that forms on the branches of trees in very cold weather?
    17. How many different patterns of snow flakes are there?
    18. Hurricanes cause tremendous damage. What is the ring of low pressure at the centre of the storm called?
    19. What can be ribbon, rocket, streak or sheet?
    20. An anticyclone brings what type of weather to the area it covers?
    21. What name is given to the torrential rain experienced in India for six months beginning in May?
    22. Weather occurs in the troposphere where most water vapour exists. Where do airliners fly to avoid too many bumps?
    23. The special type of blue-green lightning that clings to the wing tips of most aircraft is known as what?
    24. As the old saying goes a red sky a night means 'shepherd's delight', what does a red sky in the morning mean?
    25. What do we call the refraction, reflection and dispersal of the suns rays caused by raindrops in the sky?

     

    ANSWERS

    1. Rain
    2. Dust devil
    3. Temperate
    4. Isobars
    5. Clouds
    6. Depression
    7. Thor
    8. Light travels faster than sound
    9. Smog
    10. Ethiopia 
    11. Water expands when it freezes
    12. Spain and France
    13. Funnel-shaped
    14. Wind speed
    15. The scales close up
    16. Rime or hoarfrost
    17. Millions
    18. Eye
    19. Lightening
    20. Settled weather
    21. Monsoons
    22. The stratosphere 
    23. St. Elmo's fire
    24. Shepherd's warning
    25. A rainbow
  • QUESTIONS

    1. Where is the largest of the world's rain forests?
    2. Elephants and buffaloes are herbivores. What does this mean they feed on?
    3. To which family of animals does the ocelot belong?
    4. Twenty per cent of all drugs contain extracts of rainforest plants. From what does the malaria drug quinine derive?
    5. What do scientists call plants or animals that are studied to check the health of a particular environment?
    6. What particular type of animal is the very agile tree-climbgin tamandua from South America?
    7. What is the other name for the animal known as the flying fox (so called because of its fox-like face) which feeds on fruits such as figs, bananas and mango's?
    8. Why does the Australian animal the koala not need to drink?
    9. How does the male cricket attract a mate?
    10. What type of plants are epiphytes?
    11. Which is the largest of the tree-dwelling apes, whose name means 'forest man'?
    12. What are the proper names for male and female badgers?
    13. Which is the world's biggest deer?
    14. If you were escaping from an angry black bear, could you do this by climbing a tree?
    15. From what part of the oil palm tree is the oil used to make soap, margarine and candles taken?
    16. Why is the Midwife Toad so-called?
    17. What is the annual rainfall of the 'rainforest'?
    18. What purpose do the vivid orange and black stripes of the tiger centipede fulfil?
    19. What is the principal food of the giant panda?
    20. Which Australian bird is often called the 'alarm bird' or 'breakfast bird' because its call is particularly loud in the morning?
    21. What is the dominant feature of the pot-bellied, tree-living proboscis monkey?
    22. What is the largest parrot in the rainforest?
    23. What substance, taken from forest trees, goes into the making of rubber?
    24. Where is the largest tropical forest in Africa?
    25. The skin on the trout of a frog can expand like a balloon for what purpose?

     

    ANSWERS

    1. Amazon basin
    2. Plants
    3. Cats
    4. Tree bark
    5. Indicator species
    6. Anteater
    7. Fruit bat
    8. It contains sufficient moisture from eucalyptus leaves
    9. It stridulates (rubs parts of its body together to make a shrill sound)
    10. The live on other plants but do not damage them
    11. Orangutan
    12. Boar and sow
    13. Moose
    14. No, they can climb
    15. The fruit
    16. The male carries the eggs on its hind legs
    17. 300-600cm (120-240 in)
    18. They warn enemies that it is poisonous
    19. Bamboo shoots
    20. Kookaburra
    21. A huge, bulbous nose
    22. Macaw
    23. A milky white juice called latex
    24. Congo basin
    25. To make its mating call louder