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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
New Zealand
All of these

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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