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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat
"Fluttering bats cause some of us to shiver. But even Dracula would agree that these nocturnal animals are fascinating. For example, did you know some bats have sticky disks on their wings and feet and can even march up window panes. Read on!"
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Sink your fangs into this question. How long can a common brown bat live? (Hint- it holds the world record for longest lifespan for a creature of this size).
more than a century
over 32 years
about 60 years
a dozen or so years
'Twinkle, Twinkle little bat! How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly. Like a tea tray in the sky...' Who wrote this ditty?
kids' poet, Jack Prelutsky
W. Amadeus Mozart
Which bat species has the widest wingspan?
Big brown bats
Mexican free-tailed bats
Bats are voracious insect eaters. How many big brown bats can help farmers by chowing down over 18-million rootworms in just one summer?
a colony of 150
500 ravenous bats
a dozen winged avengers
bats don't eat rootworms
These gentle creatures don't scare you, right? It's just the thought of rabies they may carry. Which horror writer's death has recently been attributed to rabies?
Edgar Allan Poe
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
As they hang upside down in their caves, black wings folded around their bodies like theater capes, bats look pretty ferocious. Choose the true statement from among these batty myths.
Vampire bats desert their babies.
Bats are as blind as, well, a bat
Bats often bite.
Batman's sidekick was Robin
Despite myths, bats are no more dangerous when it comes to transmitting rabies than any other wild animal. What is one sign of this fatal disease in humans?
inability to eat
frothing at the mouth
Which is NOT a trait of these creatures of the night?
bats groom themselves like cats
some bats eat frogs(yuck!)
tiny bats in Africa live in spider webs
they can become entangled in your hair
Still shudder at the thought of harmless bats? Which of the following is NOT a benefit bestowed by these furry, flying critters?
Bat guano is used to manufacture antibiotics.
Vampire bat flight patterns help air-traffic experts to chart small-craft emergency routes
Originally, scientists learned about sonar from bats.
Bats give birth often and make good animal test subjects.
Okay, here's a familiar brew to close off this quiz. 'Eye of Newt, and toe of frog;Wool of Bat, and tongue of dog.' In which play was this delicious witchy recipe chanted?
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Compiled Mar 05 14