Entertaining biology

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2019-02-25 21:25:08
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Entertaining biology

Biology is a science that studies living organisms and how they interact with the surrounding world. We bet that you only remember a few scary biology terms from your school curriculum. In fact, biology can be very interesting and even exciting to explore! What? You don't believe us? Then take this quiz to make sure for yourself! 

Herbaceous plants, or herbs, have leaves but lack a persistent woody stem above ground. We tend to think that herbs are small plants growing close to the ground. However, some herbs can grow very high. Look at the images below and pick the plant which is not a herb.

On image #1, you can see a banana. On image # 2, you can see a bamboo that can reach 50 meters in height. Image # 3 features Cyperus papyrus which was used by our ancestors to make paper, dishware, boats, and other useful things. All those are herbs. At the same time, image #4 features a tree. It's called dwarf birch and it's the smallest tree on the planet. Its average height is only 2 cm!

In 2015, a German gardener Hans-Peter Schiffer grew the highest sunflower on the planet. How high was the sunflower?

As it turned out, cultivating gigantic sunflowers is very hard. The sunflower is easily damaged by strong winds and hail.

3.28 meters

9.14 meters

15.67 meters

30.49 meters

Which bird do the French call "a flying rat"?

Pigeons got this nickname because they tend to mess around at landfills searching for food. As a result, pigeons, just like rats, can transmit diseases, from allergies to really serious illnesses, such as parrot disease. By the way, pigeons are more dangerous as disease transmitters than rodents because they can infect larger areas.

Pigeon

Crow

Magpie

Jackdaw

Which color is the tiger's skin?

The tiger's skin has the same stripes as the fur. Each animal has a unique stripe pattern, just like us humans have unique fingerprints!

Yellow

Pink

Striped

White

As you might know, not all birds can fly. But even flightless birds are trying to conquer the skies from time to time. Which flightless bird manages to stay airborne for as many as 13 seconds?

Penguins spend most of their lives in the water. Over the course of evolultion, their wings transformed into some kind of flappers that make them great swimmers. Ostrich is the biggest among flightless birds. It's too heavy to fly. To get off the ground, the ostrich would need very large and strong wings. Kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand. They weight 3 to 3.5 kgs and are 50 to 80 cm long. This bird has hairlike feathers and short legs. As for the hen, it can only fly a few meters.

Ostrich

Hen

Penguin

Kiwi

The number of this "thing" in a chicken egg can reach 9. What is it?

You can come across an egg with two yolks pretty often.

Mass (kg)

Number of years the egg was hatched by the hen

Number of yolks

Number of rotations the egg can make

Which image does not fit in this row?

It's a common mistake to think that the whale is the biggest fish on the planet. The truth is that the whale is not a fish but a mammal. So it would be right to call it the biggest animal on Earth.

Whale

Shark

Catfish

Pike

What is the only animal not mentioned in the canonical books of the Old Testament?

The cat is only mentioned in the Letter of Jeremiah, a deuterocanonical book of the Old Testament. Here are Jeremiah's words against idolatry: "Upon their bodies and heads, sit battes, swallowes, and birds, and the cats also." (Letter of Jeremiah, 1: 21).

Dog

Sheep

Horse

Cat

What did the Europeans call the giraffe when they first saw it?

They thought it was the hybrid of camel and leopard.

Tigereer

Hippolion

Camelopard

Deerephant

Which of these animals is born underwater?

Rhino, buffalo, and crocodile are all born on land. By the way, crocodiles hatch from eggs!

Crocodile

Hippo

Buffalo

Rhino

As you know, humans can stand on their head. Which animal also has this amazing skill?

Bear

Monkey

Jerboa

Elephant

Aspiring biologist

To be honest, your results are not too great... Maybe you should wait with your biology degree? On the brighter side, now you know what animal can stand on its head, what the mysterious camelopard is, and what animal is not mentioned in the Bible. Not bad, huh? Share this quiz with your friends and see which one of you will get all the answers right!

Curious researcher

You have a pretty solid knowledge of biology. Have you ever thought of dedicating your life to this amazing science? You should give it a serious thought! At the same time, we hope you learned something new from our quiz. For example, now you know what animal can stand on its head, what the mysterious camelopard is, and what animal is not mentioned in the Bible. Not bad, huh? Share this quiz with your friends and see which of you studied biology at school!

Academic

Wow! You seem to know biology from A to Z! You should definitely choose this amazing science as your profession. We're not kidding! We hope you learned something useful from our quiz, though. For example, now you know what animal can stand on its head, what the mysterious camelopard is, and what animal is not mentioned in the Bible. Not bad, huh? Share this quiz with your friends and see which of you studied biology at school!