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Here is a little naturalist quiz for people who want to put their knowledge to the test.

1)  True or False: Air masses and landform dictate the weather patterns of different places.

2)  The earth's crust makes up what percentage of it's volume?

a) Less than 15%

b) 30%

c) 40%

d) 70%

3) The cloud that contains thunder and lightning is named:

a) stratus

b) cirrocumulus

c) Zeus

d) cumulonimbus

4)  On average, a tectonic plate moves ___ inches per year.

a) 0-5

b) 6-10

c) 11-15

d) 16-20

5)  Smoke from your chimney is rolling down your rooftop.  You can safely assume that the barometric pressure is:

a) low

b) high

6)  The primary nitrogen fixer in an old growth forest is:

a) clover

b) pea shrub

c) lichen

d) coniferous trees

7)  What are the three main types of rock?

8) Fungi that live off of dead biological material are:

a) saprophytic

b) parasitic

c) mycorrhizal

9) You are walking through the forest and suddenly hear many agitated bird calls from off in the distance.  The calls continue from that same spot for minutes.  You can assume which of the following:

a) The birds are feeding

b) The birds are mating

c) There is a potential predator near them

d) The birds just laid eggs

10) Which of the following species is NOT a rodent

a) squirrel

b) shrew

c) porcupine

d) beaver

11) True or False: Quartzite is an igneous rock.

12) It is a clear day on the west coast of Oregon, with wind coming from the northwest.  You look up in the sky and see wispy clouds up high in the sky.  One hour later, the wind shifts to a mild westerly gale. The clouds are now only a few thousand feet above you and beginning to combine with one another.  What type of front is coming in?  a) cold and dry

b) cold and wet

c) warm and dry

d) warm and wet

13)  True or False:  Black Bears eat a lot of wetland vegetation in the springtime.

14)  Why do deer generally move uphill in the mornings and downhill in the evenings?

15)  Of what is limestone primarily composed?

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1. True

2. A

3. C... no wait D

4. A

5. B

6. C?

7. Obsidian, chert, flint

8. A

9. C

10. B

11. False

12. D.

13. True

14. Following the wind?  Seeking cover on high ground?

15. Shells

How did I do???

You got them all correct. 

My wording on #7 might have been difficult to understand.  I meant to say there are 3 main ways rocks are formed, which puts rocks into 3 different types.  Which types are those?

You listed the important rocks.

#15 is shells and exoskeletons.  Dead hardened sea creatures.

my answers!

1. T

2. A

3.D

4.A

5.B

6.C

7. igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary

8. A

9. C

10.B

11. F

12. ???

13. T

14. the deer can see better moving this direction in the terrain with the sun in this particular position.

15. shells and such

yayer!

for 14 isn't it so they can see one direction and have the wind at their backs so they can smell from the other?

and i thought the pressure would be low if the smoke is rolling down your roof..?

Yes 14 is just that, Torin.  It is so they see and hear what is in front of them, and smell what is behind them.  Their noses can pick up predators from much further off than their eyes and ears.

Low smoke equals high pressure.  It is counter intuitive. 

Great quiz Steve, would love to see more of these.

Maybe I will throw one out there too..

Here are my answers.

1. True

2. A

3. D

4. A

5. B

6. C

7. Obsidian, chert, flint

8. A

9. C

10. B

11. False

12. D.

13. True

14. This helps make use of the wind in predator detection. Cool air sinks in the morning, warm air rises in the afternoon.

15. Shells, Diatoms, etc.

Fil,

You got em all right except for 7.  What I mean by the three main types of rock is how they were formed.  I am not looking for rock names in this question, but for types.  Instead of obsidian, what type of rock is obsidian?



Filip Tkaczyk said:

Great quiz Steve, would love to see more of these.

Maybe I will throw one out there too..

Here are my answers.

1. True

2. A

3. D

4. A

5. B

6. C

7. Obsidian, chert, flint

8. A

9. C

10. B

11. False

12. D.

13. True

14. This helps make use of the wind in predator detection. Cool air sinks in the morning, warm air rises in the afternoon.

15. Shells, Diatoms, etc.

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