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The Fast Footed Emu

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The Fast Footed Emu game quiz
"How much do you know about the emu, one of the world's largest birds?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. The emu is a native bird of which country?
    South Africa
    Papua New Guinea
    New Zealand
    Australia


2. Emus have been known to eat small stones and pebbles, why do they do this?
    To create better body balance.
    They mistake them for plants.
    To help with digestion.
    To increase their weight.


3. What colour are the eggs that emus lay?
    Green
    Yellow
    Blue
    White


4. Which of the following best describes the appearance of a newly hatched emu chick?
    Cream with brown stripes
    Dark brown with lighter brown patches
    Black in colour with white spots
    Pure Black


5. Is the meat of an emu relatively high in fat?
    Yes
    No


6. Besides their meat, emus are farmed for a variety of other reasons. Which of the following is not a reason that emus are farmed?
    Leather
    Ivory
    Oil
    Eggs


7. Which of the following is a typical form of defence that emus use to protect themselves from predators?
    Staring down the predator
    Climbing a tree
    Running in a zigzag pattern
    Hiding in underwater hollows


8. Are wild emus likely to attack humans if they have never seen them before?
    Yes
    No


9. Emus have been a significant part of the life of the native Australian aboriginals for thousands of years. Which of the following is not a method that they used to catch an emu?
    Hypnotising them
    Spearing them while they were drinking
    Dangling a ball of rags from a tree
    Poisoning a waterhole


10. What is the name of the family of flightless birds that the emu belongs to?
    Ratite
    Tinamou
    Marsupial
    Spheniscidae


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Compiled Jun 28 12