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Earthworms!

written by: Phreekshow
 
They are slimy and squirmy but they enrich the soil and make great fish bait! Take this test and you may learn something about the Earthworm.

Question 1:


How many known species of earthworm exist worldwide?
1,000
5,500
2,500
3,000

Question 2:


The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, the largest species of earthworm, can reach nearly 10 feet in length.
True
False

Question 3:


How many hearts does a typical earthworm have?
8
2
10
4

Question 4:


Worm casts (waste) is richer in nutrients and essential particles than the first 6 inches of topsoil.
True
False

Question 5:


Is soil pollution one of the biggest threats to earthworms?
No
Yes

Question 6:


Why do earthworms come to the surface after rainstorms?
The temperature on the surface is cooler.
They can drown if their holes fill up.
They can't take the acid rain.
No one knows for sure but there are four theories trying to explain this behaviour.

Question 7:


Rich soil may contain up to 100,000 earthworms per square acre.
False
True

Question 8:


How many species of earthworm are native to Australia?
450
850
650
250

Question 9:


One of the biggest threats to earthworm survival in the UK is the New Zealand Roundworm which feeds on earthworms.
True
False

Question 10:


How many million of earthworms were exported from Canada and sold worldwide in 1980?
225 million
370 million
260 million
100 million

 


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