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Shh! What Was That Noise?

Created by adams627

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Shh  What Was That Noise game quiz
"Adams627, expert zoologist, stalks (and is stalked by) his prey. His finely attuned ears catch the minute vibrations in the air to identify the creatures he encounters. Can you do the same?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. I'm out walking in a tropical Asian jungle- Shh! What was that noise? Whatever it was, it sounded angry, and I hope that the animal isn't coming to look for me! I'd better get out of here now- wait! I can't move my legs! What's happening to me?

What predator, the largest of the four "big cats," uses a roar of frequency 18 Hertz to paralyze its prey?

2. I'm in a pet store- Shh! What was that noise? It sounded halfway between a human laughing and a canary chirping. Somehow, it sounded like it was coming from a mammal in a cage. Am I going crazy, or is that what I think it is?

What domesticated, carnivorous animal makes a noise called "dooking" when it's happy?

3. I'm swimming in the ocean- Shh! What was that noise? That's one of the loudest sounds I've ever heard! What's with all these bubbles? I'm trapped! And there's something coming right at me!

What animal uses a combination of bubble net feeding and loud vocalizations to stun and capture its prey?
    Bottlenose dolphin
    Pacific octopus
    Humpback whale
    Great white shark

4. I'm walking in a South American rainforest- Shh! What was that noise? It sounded like someone screaming. But the only thing I see is a big, black- Oh, I know what the animal is!

What loudest land animal produces a characteristic "demonic" sound that can travel three miles in a dense forest?
    Howler monkey

5. I'm on the beach- Shh! What was that noise? It sounded like a dog gargling and barking at the same time. And will it ever stop? That sound could drive me crazy!

What animal, one of the loudest mammals on the planet, makes its characteristic barking noise both above and below water?
    Elephant seal
    Giant otter
    California sea lion

6. I'm out in the forest- Shh! What was that noise? My ears detect the faintest sounds of stridulation. That could mean anything, though; tons of animals rub body parts together to produce sound! My expert zoology skills are insufficient to identify the animal.

One thing I do know, though: Which of the following animals does NOT produce sound through stridulation?

7. I'm browsing through an aquarium- Shh! What was that noise? It sounded like a loud snap. Why is that glass cracked over there? It's leaking water- the tank's going to blow!

What marine organism's loud snapping noise produces a stream of bubbles that paralyze fish and can even break the glass of some containers?
    Snapping turtle
    Pistol shrimp
    Cookiecutter shark

8. I'm swimming alone, out in the ocean- Shh! What was that noise? It sounded like a high-pitched ringing, and I think it was coming from that school of fish over there. Ugh! It smells, too! Did they just do what I think they did?

I'm not trying to "mislead" you, this sound really does occur. What fish communicates in high pitched sounds made by its flatulence?

9. I'm taking a walk in the forest on a warm summer night- Shh! What was that noise? That's funny, I don't hear it anymore. I can't hear much, actually. Oh my goodness, I can't hear anything! I've gone deaf!

What bug's loud call (the loudest sound produced by an insect, at 120 decibels) can cause hearing loss in unwitting humans?
    Praying mantis
    Boll weevil

10. I'm exploring a dense jungle in Australia- Shh! What was that noise? It sounded like a chainsaw! But there isn't anyone around chopping down a tree, just this one random bird. Wait! Wasn't that a gunshot? What is this thing?

What animal is one of the most skillful mimics in the animal kingdom, and can create noises of construction equipment, musical instruments, and even a human voice?

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Compiled Jun 28 12