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Cockroaches - The Fast And the Furious

written by: pantera182
 
You may think that they are disgusting, but roaches are in fact very interesting animals. Find out for yourself.

Question 1:


Cockroaches belong to the order Blattaria. What is the meaning of the Latin word 'blatta'?
Fast
Pest
Cockroach
Annoying

Question 2:


Apart from the American cockroach, what other cockroach species is among the best-known pests?
Asian cockroach
Oriental cockroach
All of these
German cockroach

Question 3:


What type of animal is the cockroach when classified according to the peak of its activeness?
Diurnal
None of these
Crepuscular
Nocturnal

Question 4:


Which of these statements is true about the anatomy of cockroaches?
They have large compound eyes.
They have two long antennae on their heads.
All of these
They have two ocelli, or simple eyes.

Question 5:


Which of these statements is true about cockroaches?
They have two pairs of wings and six legs.
They are wingless and have six legs.
They have have two wings and six legs.
They have two wings and eight legs.

Question 6:


What kind of interesting noise are cockroaches known to produce when they feel threatened?
All of these
Crackling
Whistling
Hissing

Question 7:


What organs do cockroaches use for the purpose of respiration?
Lungs
Tracheae
All of these
Gills

Question 8:


Which of these statements is true about the reproduction of cockroaches?
Males and females attract each other through pheromones.
Male roaches use court rituals to attract the female.
All of these
A few species can reproduce through parthenogenesis, or without the need of fertilization.

Question 9:


How are cockroaches classified according to the way they deliver their young?
They are viviparous.
All of these
They are oviparous.
They are ovoviviparous.

Question 10:


Which of these statements is true about the cockroaches' ability to survive in hard times?
Some roaches can survive without food for about one month.
All of these
They are able to slow down their heart rate.
Cockroaches can survive radiation up to 15 times stronger than the lethal dose for humans.

 


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