Owl Quiz - week of 5/18/15

Question 1 of 26

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Why do birds migrate?

Select one or more of the following:

  • To find resources

  • To find food

  • To find nesting

  • To run away from danger

Question 2 of 26

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What RESOURCES do birds in the northern hemisphere gain by flying south in the winter and north in the spring?

Select one or more of the following:

  • More water

  • Budding Plants

  • Nesting Locations

  • Less crowded areas

  • Growing insect populations

Question 3 of 26

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What is a FLYWAY?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The way birds organize themselves as they fly south

  • The path a bird takes during migration (migration corridor)

  • A special form of flying where birds move up and down quickly during migration

  • A word meaning "running away from predators"

Question 4 of 26

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Migrating birds can cover thousands of miles in their annual travels.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 5 of 26

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Most migrating birds choose a completely different path every year.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 26

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First year birds may migrate to a winter home they have never seen and return the following spring to the area in which they were born

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 26

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What are some techniques migrating birds use to navigate?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Some birds use the stars to navigate

  • Some use sense of hearing to try to hear which routes are the safest

  • Some sense changes in the earth's magnetic field

  • The secrets of birds' amazing navigational skills remain largely hidden.

  • Some use sense of smell

Question 8 of 26

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What hazards do birds face during migration?

Select one or more of the following:

  • MAN-MADE STRUCTURES - Radio/TV/cell towers that attract birds to the light, and collisions with glass

  • SUN - Birds often get too heated by the sun

  • WEATHER - can blow birds off course or kill them directly

  • TIMING - arriving early can lead to freezing or lack of food and a late spring can lead to starvation.

  • BOREDOM - birds often get bored and distracted when migrating

  • PREDATORS - Hawks, falcons, and domesticated cats

Question 9 of 26

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Which bird travels the greatest distance during migration

Select one of the following:

  • Bald Eagle

  • Red Tailed Hawk

  • The Sparrow

  • The Arctic Tern

Question 10 of 26

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How many miles can it travel each year?

Select one of the following:

  • 1,000

  • 60,000

  • 24,000

  • 50,000

Question 11 of 26

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How many miles can it fly during it's LIFETIME?

Select one of the following:

  • more than 800,000 miles

  • more than 1 million miles

  • more than 20,000 miles

  • more than 1,000 miles

Question 12 of 26

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Owls are birds of ___________________.

Select one of the following:

  • the daytime

  • happiness

  • wisdom

  • prey

Question 13 of 26

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What are some characteristics of birds of prey?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Carnivorous

  • Sharp, curved beak and talons

  • Very large heads

  • Keen eyesight

Question 14 of 26

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What do the fringed feathers on owls enable them to do?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Swim

  • Fly silently

  • Scare predators

  • Shield themselves from rocks and sharp objects

Question 15 of 26

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Owls have small eyes on the front of their heads

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 26

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Because owl eyes are fixed, they can rotate their head to see behind them

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 26

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Some owls use sonar to locate prey

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 18 of 26

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What are places where owls ARE NOT found living?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The United States

  • parts of Greenland

  • some remote islands

  • Canada

  • Antartica

Question 19 of 26

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What is the PROVENTRICULUS?

Select one of the following:

  • The part of the owl where other wastes are excreted

  • The second part of the stomach that acts as a filter for indigestible items.

  • The first part of the stomach that contains enzymes and acids that digest food.

Question 20 of 26

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What is the VENTRICULUS

Select one of the following:

  • The first part of the stomach that contains enzymes and acids that digest food.

  • The second part of the stomach that acts as a filter for indigestible items.

  • The part of the owl where other wastes (other than pellets) are excreted

Question 21 of 26

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What type of vision do owls have?

Select one of the following:

  • Excellent near-sighted vision

  • Excellent far-sighted vision

Question 22 of 26

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How many degrees in either direction can owls move their necks?

Select one of the following:

  • 160

  • 360

  • 270

  • 60

Question 23 of 26

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How many degrees vertically can owls move their necks?

Select one of the following:

  • 360

  • 270

  • 90

  • 60

Question 24 of 26

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Why do owls have large eyes?

Select one of the following:

  • To prevent them from getting eye diseases

  • To help them see better at night by taking in more light

  • To scare away large predators

Question 25 of 26

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How many eyelids do owls have?

Select one of the following:

  • 5

  • 2

  • 1

  • 3

Question 26 of 26

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What are 3 things owls use their eyelids for?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Upper lid - for blinking

  • Upper lid - for sharpening their vision

  • Lower lid - for sleeping

  • Nictating Membrane - for cleaning and protecting surface of the eye

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