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The Fast and the Venomous - Scorpions

written by: discoglist
 
Welcome to the world of your worst nightmares. These little creatures can kill a large animal in no time. Watch your steps while you are in the kingdom of scorpions.

Question 1:


Scorpions are not found naturally in this geographical area.
Australia
Europe
All of these
New Zealand

Question 2:


What name is used to refer to the scorpion species also known as Omdurman scorpion, and Israeli desert scorpion?
Deathstalker
Windchaser
Nightkiller
Bonebreaker

Question 3:


Scorpions are known to glow when exposed to this type of light.
Blacklight
Infrared light
All of these
Laser light

Question 4:


What distinctive anatomical characteristic do the scorpions from the Hemiscorpiidae family possess, which makes them easily recognizable?
They have only four legs.
Their sting is intense red
All of these
Their body is flat and broad.

Question 5:


There is a separate species of scorpions which have two tails, with a venomous sting on each tail.
False
True

Question 6:


Where does the female scorpion raise its young?
On her back
In the roots of plants
In burrows in the ground
Under her abdomen

Question 7:


Which of these statements is wrong about the reproduction of scorpions?
All of these
Most scorpions reproduce asexually.
Most scorpions reproduce through parthenogenesis.
Most scorpion species are hermaphrodites.

Question 8:


What does the diet of scorpions usually consist of?
Worms and maggots
Insects
All of these
Plant matter

Question 9:


What type of behavior is characteristic of scorpion species?
Hydrophobic behavior
Photophobic behavior
All of these
Phonophobic behavior

Question 10:


Scorpion venom is regarded as a potential source of chemicals that can be used in the treatment of this disease.
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer
All of these
Autoimmune disorders

 


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