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The Flightless Moa

written by: Phreekshow
 
The World was once home to a huge and unique bird species, the Moa. They faded to extinction and now all that is left are their fossils and other evidence of their existence. See if you can answer these questions about a remarkable bird that fell under the grip of mankind.

Question 1:

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The Moa became extinct around what year?
1500
1400
1700
1600


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Question 2:


What country was home to the Moa?
Indonesia
New Zealand
Madagascar
Puerto Rico

Question 3:


How many species of Moa are known to have existed?
3-5
5-7
10-13
11-15

Question 4:

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The Giant Moa was the tallest bird that ever lived. How tall could it get?
6 feet
10 feet
8 feet
13 feet


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Question 5:


The Moa was unique because even though it was a bird it had no wings.
True
False

Question 6:


What was the main reason for the extinction of the Moa?
It got to large to support itself.
There was not enough room on the island for so many large birds
It was hunted by man for food.
It could easily be caught by predators.

Question 7:


What animal was the number one predator of the Moa?
An extinct species of lion
They had no predator they were too large
An extinct species of eagle
An extinct species of wolf

Question 8:


Was the male Moa larger than the female?
No
Yes

Question 9:


Is the Moa related to the kiwi, a living species of flightless bird from New Zealand?
No
Yes

Question 10:


In what year were the first Moa remains discovered by Europeans?
1765
1857
1724
1839

 


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