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Centipedes and Millipedes

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Centipedes and Millipedes game quiz
"This quiz was prompted by finding an unusual centipede in the basement at work! Learn more about these fascinating creatures."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which is NOT a difference between a centipede and a millipede?
    The diet
    The number of legs per segment
    The presence of jointed legs
    The covering of the body


2. How many legs are on each segment of a centipede?
    6
    4
    2
    1


3. How many legs are on each segment of a millipede?
    6
    1
    4
    2


4. What does "centipede" mean?
    Answer: ( Two Words)


5. Centipedes and millipedes are insects.
    True
    False


6. What do most centipedes eat?
    Soil
    Stored goods
    Insects and other small animals
    Plants and decaying matter


7. What do most millipedes eat?
    Plants and decaying matter
    Soil
    Insects and other small animals
    Stored goods


8. What is the largest number of legs found on one centipede?
    206
    354
    518
    624


9. What is the largest number of legs found on one millipede?
    1008
    814
    762
    394


10. How fast can the fastest centipede move?
    20 inches per second
    15 feet per minute
    5 miles an hour
    15 miles an hour


11. Which is NOT a way that centipedes defend themselves?
    Biting
    Pinching hind legs
    Poison-injecting claws
    Hiding


12. Which is NOT a way that millipedes defend themselves?
    Secreting noxious poison
    Porcupine-like quills
    Venomous bite
    Spraying toxic gas


13. The "bite" of a centipede is often fatal.
    True
    False


14. How long are the longest centipedes?
    Around 6 inches
    Around 18 inches
    Around 2 feet
    Around 3 feet


15. How many species of centipedes and millipedes occur in the USA?
    About 100
    About 100,000
    About 10,000
    About 1000


16. Centipedes and millipedes give birth to live young.
    True
    False


17. Some centipedes care for their young.
    True
    False


18. How long can a centipede live?
    Around 3 months
    Around 6 years
    Around a year
    Around 20 years


19. The centipede I found was about 3 inches long, with dark stripes, long antennae and 15 pairs of very long legs. It is commonly found in basements, where it feeds on cockroaches and other insects. By what common name is it known?
    Long-legged centipede
    Commensal centipede
    Spider centipede
    House centipede


20. Centipedes and millipedes carry diseases that are dangerous to humans.
    True
    False


21. Some people/cultures eat centipedes.
    True
    False


22. Thousands of millipedes sometimes invade homes.
    True
    False


23. Some centipedes live in the ocean.
    True
    False


24. Some people keep millipedes as pets.
    True
    False


25. Some millipedes glow in the dark.
    True
    False


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Compiled Jun 28 12