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Mammals of the British Isles

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Mammals of the British Isles game quiz
"The British Isles may have a limited range of native mammals compared to some countries, but they are an important part of its natural history. This quiz tests your knowledge of some of them."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Lutra lutra is the Latin name for which British mammal?
    Weasel
    Badger
    Otter
    Fox


2. The Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, are home to an important breeding colony of which British mammal?
    Grey Seal
    Otter
    Red Deer
    Rabbit


3. Are there any species of primate found in the British Isles?
    Yes
    No


4. Which Scottish Island group is home to a subspecies of field-mouse that is found nowhere else in the world?
    St Kilda
    Skye
    Orkney
    Mull


5. The character "Ratty" in Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" is which species of rodent?
    Brown Rat
    Field Vole
    Black Rat
    Water Vole


6. What is an Alderney Spike Girl?
    Character in a 1990s children's cartoon
    Fan of the 1980s punk rock band "Alderney"
    Variety of blonde hedgehog found on the Isle of Alderney
    Alcoholic cocktail of vodka, rum and Worcester sauce


7. What is the smallest species of deer found wild in the British Isles?
    Muntjac
    Chinese Water
    Sika
    Reindeer


8. What is the name for a young weasel?
    Kitten
    Calf
    Leveret
    Pup


9. Like most bats, the Common Pipistrelle (one of the most wide-spread of British bat species), uses echo-location to navigate and locate prey, using a call with a frequency of 45kHz. What is the name of the very similar species that calls at the slightly higher frequency of 55kHz?
    Bass Pipistrelle
    Soprano Pipistrelle
    Alto Pipistrelle
    Baritone Pipistrelle


10. What is the name for the nest of twigs built in the forks of trees by both grey and red squirrels?
    Drey
    Holt
    Sett
    Bungalow


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Compiled Jun 28 12