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The Ants

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Not Adam Ant's rock band, but the true insects.

Question 1:


This type of ant causes a lot of allergic reactions in the USA.
Fire ant
Western brown ant
Jack Jumper ant
Bulldog ant

Question 2:


This type of ant is considered the most venomous of all insects.
Jack jumper ant
Bulldog ant
Western brown ant
Fire ant

Question 3:


About how long have ants been around on Earth?
60 million years
8 million years
25 million years
45 milllion years

Question 4:


The largest ant colony is located on the Ishikari coast of Hokkaido. Approximately how many ants are there in this colony?
300,000,000
700,000,000
1,500,000
30,000,000

Question 5:


What are the three basic parts of an ant's body?
Antennae, abdomen, thoraces
Head, thorax, somatomy
Head, abdomen, metasoma
Head, mesosoma, metasoma

Question 6:


All of these substances but one are a safe way to get rid of ants in the house. Which is the odd one?
Whole cloves
Wine
Windex mixed with ivory soap
Cider vinegar

Question 7:


What do we call the type of ants that plant seeds to grow food?
Thresher ants
Harvester ants
Formicadae
Farmer ants

Question 8:


Carpenter ants have become a problem because of the wood they eat.
False
True

Question 9:


What is special about the red ants of the Southwestern USA and Central and South America?
They can live for six days without food or water.
They steal larvae for slaves.
They can change color.
They can live in temperatures from 11 degrees Centigrade to 51 degrees Centigrade.

Question 10:


Which is the only continent without any ants?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


In 1966 was found the first ant fossil. From which geological period did it come from?
Pennsylvannian
Jurasic
Pre-Fermaceous
Cretaceous

Question 12:


Which statement about ants is untrue?
An ant colony will eat its own larvae if there is no other food around.
Ants are sometimes put into Thai salads.
Anteaters prefer ants to any other type of food.
Bullet ants are considered to have the most painful sting.

Question 13:


Warner Brothers' highest grossing film of 1954 was about enormous ants that threatened a small town in the USA. What was the title of this movie?
Invaders
Ants!
Them!
Invasion

 


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