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Off-the-wall Creatures

written by: pantera182
 
Bet you didn't know that! I dare you to a journey across continents, ocean floors, and mountain tops, to the very hideouts of these living breathing phenomena that inhabit our amazing planet!

Question 1:


Due to the presence of a specific protein in the blood plasma octopuses have this unusual blood color.
Black
Blue
Fluorescent pink
Bright green

Question 2:


Some animals have an inborn instinct to swallow gastroliths in order to improve the breaking down of food inside their stomachs. What kind of objects are gastroliths?
Rocks
Excrements
Plants that are rich in digestive enzymes
Insects

Question 3:


Parthenogenesis (from Greek - "virgin creation"), an asexual way of reproduction without the need of fertilization, occurs naturally in these animals.
Reptiles
Birds
Fish
All of these

Question 4:


Which of the following statements is true about mosquitoes?
All mosquitoes on the planet drink blood.
Only female mosquitoes suck blood.
Only baby mosquitoes drink blood.
Only male mosquitoes suck blood.

Question 5:


What kind of respiratory organs do lungfish have?
Lungfish do not have any respiratory organs. They absorb oxygen through their skin.
They have both lungs and gills.
They breathe only with gills.
They do not have gills, they use their lungs for respiration.

Question 6:


Cockroaches are among the most resilient creatures on our planet. But how long can they survive without air?
45 minutes
2 hours
60 minutes
10 minutes

Question 7:


Human skin has the unique ability to acquire a darker shade when exposed to UV-rays. What animals share this ability with us?
Pigs and hammerhead sharks
All reptiles and anthropoid apes
Chimpanzees and gorillas
Dolphins and seals

Question 8:


Koalas almost exclusively feed on this type of food.
Bottle tree leaves
Eucalyptus leaves
Tea tree leaves
Bamboo leaves

Question 9:


Which of the following statements is true about snails?
Snails do not have any teeth or tooth-like formations.
Snails do have tooth-like formations.
None of these
Snails have real teeth very similar to those of mammals.

Question 10:


Some sharks hardly ever stop swimming during their whole existence. What is the reason for this?
Sharks are cold-blooded animals. If they stop moving their body temperature will decrease too much and will cause hypothermia, which can be lethal.
Sharks are highly anxious and easily agitated animals. They cannot stay in the same place for more than a few seconds.
Some sharks have lost the ability to pump water through their gills, so they need to keep moving in order to stay alive
Some sharks are very desirable hosts for small parasitic creatures. Those sharks are constantly trying to escape from them by incessant swimming.

 


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