Owl Quiz - week of 5/18/15

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Question 1

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Why do birds migrate?
Answer
  • To find resources
  • To find food
  • To find nesting
  • To run away from danger

Question 2

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What RESOURCES do birds in the northern hemisphere gain by flying south in the winter and north in the spring?
Answer
  • More water
  • Budding Plants
  • Nesting Locations
  • Less crowded areas
  • Growing insect populations

Question 3

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What is a FLYWAY?
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  • 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

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Migrating birds can cover thousands of miles in their annual travels.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Most migrating birds choose a completely different path every year.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 6

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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
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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What are some techniques migrating birds use to navigate?
Answer
  • 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

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What hazards do birds face during migration?
Answer
  • 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

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Which bird travels the greatest distance during migration
Answer
  • Bald Eagle
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • The Sparrow
  • The Arctic Tern

Question 10

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How many miles can it travel each year?
Answer
  • 1,000
  • 60,000
  • 24,000
  • 50,000

Question 11

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How many miles can it fly during it's LIFETIME?
Answer
  • more than 800,000 miles
  • more than 1 million miles
  • more than 20,000 miles
  • more than 1,000 miles

Question 12

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Owls are birds of ___________________.
Answer
  • the daytime
  • happiness
  • wisdom
  • prey

Question 13

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What are some characteristics of birds of prey?
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  • Carnivorous
  • Sharp, curved beak and talons
  • Very large heads
  • Keen eyesight

Question 14

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What do the fringed feathers on owls enable them to do?
Answer
  • Swim
  • Fly silently
  • Scare predators
  • Shield themselves from rocks and sharp objects

Question 15

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Owls have small eyes on the front of their heads
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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Because owl eyes are fixed, they can rotate their head to see behind them
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Some owls use sonar to locate prey
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 18

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What are places where owls ARE NOT found living?
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  • The United States
  • parts of Greenland
  • some remote islands
  • Canada
  • Antartica

Question 19

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What is the PROVENTRICULUS?
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  • 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

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What is the VENTRICULUS
Answer
  • 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

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What type of vision do owls have?
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  • Excellent near-sighted vision
  • Excellent far-sighted vision

Question 22

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How many degrees in either direction can owls move their necks?
Answer
  • 160
  • 360
  • 270
  • 60

Question 23

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How many degrees vertically can owls move their necks?
Answer
  • 360
  • 270
  • 90
  • 60

Question 24

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Why do owls have large eyes?
Answer
  • 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

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How many eyelids do owls have?
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  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3

Question 26

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What are 3 things owls use their eyelids for?
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  • Upper lid - for blinking
  • Upper lid - for sharpening their vision
  • Lower lid - for sleeping
  • Nictating Membrane - for cleaning and protecting surface of the eye