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The Dodo Bird

written by: Phreekshow
 
Throughout literature and popular culture the dodo has been perceived as a slow, fat and stupid bird. Was any of this true? Let's find out.

Question 1:

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The extinct bird dodo was native to which small island?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 2:


The dodo's other name was The Robert Don.
True
False

Question 3:


What were the dodo's closest living relatives in nature?
Chickens
Parrots
Turkeys
Pigeons

Question 4:


Are their any complete dodo specimens anywhere in the world?
No
Yes

Question 5:


In what year was the dodo discovered?
1681
1598
1605
1627

Question 6:


There is an intact dodo egg specimen housed in the East London museum in South Africa.
False
True

Question 7:


In what year did the dodo become extinct?
1803
1681
1705
1789

Question 8:


The dodo was able to grow so large and become flightless because of the lack of natural predators on the island it inhabited.
True
False

Question 9:

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The Dutch called the dodo "walgvogel" which translates as "loathsome bird". Why did they give it this nickname?
It was vicious.
It was a filthy bird.
It was stupid.
It did not taste good.


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Question 10:


Are there any complete dodo skeletons anywhere in the world?
No
Yes

 


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