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The Praying Mantis

written by: Phreekshow
 
This is one of nature's most vicious killers. With its camouflage and its lightning fast reflexes, no insect is a match for it. It has a voracious appetite and is one of the most successful and efficient predators on Earth! It is the praying mantis!

Question 1:


The proper spelling of this insect’s name is "preying mantis" even though it is commonly referred to as "praying mantis."
False
True

Question 2:


What does the word “mantis” mean?
Killer or hunter
Prophet or fortuneteller
Savage insect
Leaflike

Question 3:


Female mantes (the plural for mantis) are larger than males.
True
False

Question 4:


Can a praying mantis change color?
No
Yes

Question 5:


A large mantis can feed on birds or small mammals.
True
False

Question 6:


What do you call a baby praying mantis?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


In what year was the Praying mantis placed on the Endangered Species List?
1972
1974
1970
1976

Question 8:


You can go to jail for intentionally killing a praying mantis as it is an endangered species.
False
True

Question 9:


The praying mantis lives only up to one year.
True
False

Question 10:

View the provided image.
How many of the 1,800 mantes species found worldwide live in North America and Europe?
1200
20
350
48


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