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Quiz about Sammy Sosquirrely Branches Out
Quiz about Sammy Sosquirrely Branches Out

Sammy Sosquirrely Branches Out Quiz


I'm Sammy Sosquirrely and I like trees, scampering through branches I enjoy the breeze, stirring and rustling the countless leaves, and I'd like to share this pleasure, if you please, so come with me and explore my trees.

A multiple-choice quiz by beergirllaura. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
317,587
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
639
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Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. I'm Sammy Sosquirrely and I truly love trees, and not just some of them, like those busy bees. But a favorite of mine, one that's truly fine, drops treats I adore, of which I stash more and more, grows quite tall, turns red in the fall, and the genus I can't miss, is Quercus palustris. Which deciduous tree is this? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Sammy Sosquirrely is wary of strangers, but unaware of the dangers, of sharp little thorns, of which no one warns, get in the way as I scamper and play, through this deciduous tree, thirty feet high it might be. Crataegus is the genus, although what it might mean is unknown to me. Which thorny tree is this? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. There's a Prunus cerasus out back, wrapped in a burlap sack, although a place it might lack, in time it will provide a snack. Sammy Sosquirrely knows, that this medium-sized tree grows, best in the sun, where I can run, through the summer's crop, where the birds will stop, for a quick treat which they love to eat. Which fruit tree is this? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. These trees were planted around Sammy Sosquirrely's home, so I had to look them up in my gardening tome. They grow really fast, but sadly don't last, a good choice for rows, except when the wind blows, then messy they are, leaves and seeds flying far. Also known as the poplar tree, which tree can this be? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Sammy Sosquirrely truly loves flowers, between the petals I can play for hours, but one of the best, smells sweeter than the rest, boasts flowers of pink and white and blooms in the springtime so bright. It's the Mississippi state tree, and the state's nickname actually, so which tree do I see? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Sammy Sosquirrely loves trees, but I truly dislike fleas, and I think I told you before, flowering trees I adore. There's a Cornus florida here, a bloomer nearly without peer, which doesn't grow very tall, 20 or 30 feet, that's all. The springtime flowers, and autumn colors help this tree stand out, I have no doubt, but what is its popular name? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Butterflies and hummingbirds, beauty in motion in other words, flit about this big tree, Sammy Sosquirrely can plainly see. From the genus of Aesculus, this tree can actually make a mess, when spiny nuts fall to the ground in the autumn when they abound. I think this tree is really fun, the name's on the tip of my tongue, eluding me - what is the name of this tree? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. I'm Sammy Sosquirrely, that's true, and I've got a secret to tell you. I recently read, that middle-aged spread, affects the female Ginkgo biloba. Growing wider with age, this tree's all the rage in the herbal industry, it's considered the tree to improve mental acuity. But it has another name, less linked to fame, which to my shame, I didn't retain. What is the common name of this tree? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Malus genus is grand, and its fruits are sometimes canned, although quite often sour, the fruit has the power to entice summer guests, and unfortunately pests. Sammy Sosquirrely likes these small trees, which can withstand a long winter freeze. Blossoming during the spring, the name has a definite ring. What tree am I describing? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Sammy Sosquirrely had a bit of a lark, scampering over the peeling bark, of a rather tall tree, eighty feet it might be, although it's actually over in the park. Of the genus Carya ovata, I think that I gotta, spend more time in its branches, and take my chances, crossing the street to enjoy the nutty treat, this tree holds in store. What tree do I need to visit more? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I'm Sammy Sosquirrely and I truly love trees, and not just some of them, like those busy bees. But a favorite of mine, one that's truly fine, drops treats I adore, of which I stash more and more, grows quite tall, turns red in the fall, and the genus I can't miss, is Quercus palustris. Which deciduous tree is this?

Answer: pin oak

While there are many species of oak, the pin oak is one of the easiest to transplant and the most tolerant of less than ideal soil conditions. It grows to 70 feet tall with a pyramidal shape, and boasts dark green leaves which turn brown in the fall and tend to hang on instead of dropping.
2. Sammy Sosquirrely is wary of strangers, but unaware of the dangers, of sharp little thorns, of which no one warns, get in the way as I scamper and play, through this deciduous tree, thirty feet high it might be. Crataegus is the genus, although what it might mean is unknown to me. Which thorny tree is this?

Answer: common hawthorn

There are more than a hundred species of hawthorn native to North America, but the common hawthorn is actually native to Europe, West Africa and West Asia. Boasting fragrant small flowers in the spring, the thorny branches deter all but the most persistent visitors. In the fall, the fruits - known as haws - are an important food source for birds.
3. There's a Prunus cerasus out back, wrapped in a burlap sack, although a place it might lack, in time it will provide a snack. Sammy Sosquirrely knows, that this medium-sized tree grows, best in the sun, where I can run, through the summer's crop, where the birds will stop, for a quick treat which they love to eat. Which fruit tree is this?

Answer: sour cherry

The Prunus cerasus, or sour cherry, produces a small fruit that is usually used in pie fillings. There are almost countless cultivars in the Prunus genus, which also includes plums, apricots, peaches and almonds. While most are grown for their crops, some are planted strictly for their ornamental value.
Ranging in size from dwarf to full sized, sour cherry trees can grow up to thirty-five feet in height. Their springtime flowers bloom white to pink, and their fall foliage can range from dark red to almost purple.
4. These trees were planted around Sammy Sosquirrely's home, so I had to look them up in my gardening tome. They grow really fast, but sadly don't last, a good choice for rows, except when the wind blows, then messy they are, leaves and seeds flying far. Also known as the poplar tree, which tree can this be?

Answer: eastern cottonwood

With the Latin name of Populus deltoides, the eastern cottonwood is a rather weak-wooded and short-lived tree which is usually planted to provide a fast-growing screen or natural border. The roots can be invasive, and the tree is best planted in a sunny spot away from foundations, driveways and sidewalks. Growing up to one hundred feet tall, and almost as wide, the cottonwood tolerates salty conditions and air pollution.
5. Sammy Sosquirrely truly loves flowers, between the petals I can play for hours, but one of the best, smells sweeter than the rest, boasts flowers of pink and white and blooms in the springtime so bright. It's the Mississippi state tree, and the state's nickname actually, so which tree do I see?

Answer: magnolia

With most native to China, there are over a hundred species of magnolias. Sporting large flowers that range from white to pink to lavender, they often bloom well ahead of leafing out. Some species, such as Magnolia grandiflora and Magnolia virginiana are evergreen, at least in the warmer parts of their range. Typically growing up to forty feet tall, some species can attain heighths of over one hundred feet.
6. Sammy Sosquirrely loves trees, but I truly dislike fleas, and I think I told you before, flowering trees I adore. There's a Cornus florida here, a bloomer nearly without peer, which doesn't grow very tall, 20 or 30 feet, that's all. The springtime flowers, and autumn colors help this tree stand out, I have no doubt, but what is its popular name?

Answer: flowering dogwood

A good understory tree, although somewhat slow-growing, the flowering dogwood does well in the shade of tall trees such as maples or oaks. It prefers moist acidic soil, partners well with azaleas, and thrives when organic matter is provided. Growing to thirty feet tall, it blooms white to shades of pink in the spring, and its green foliage turns red in the fall.
7. Butterflies and hummingbirds, beauty in motion in other words, flit about this big tree, Sammy Sosquirrely can plainly see. From the genus of Aesculus, this tree can actually make a mess, when spiny nuts fall to the ground in the autumn when they abound. I think this tree is really fun, the name's on the tip of my tongue, eluding me - what is the name of this tree?

Answer: horse chestnut

Growing up to seventy feet tall, and seventy feet in width, the horse chestnut needs to be planted in a spot where there is ample room for growth. With large five-lobed serrated leaves, the horse chestnut grows into a magnificent shade tree. The spring flowers, known as candles, range in color from white to pink.
The fruit matures in the fall into golf-ball sized spiny globes which contain nuts called 'buckeyes' in the U.S. and 'conkers' in the U.K.
8. I'm Sammy Sosquirrely, that's true, and I've got a secret to tell you. I recently read, that middle-aged spread, affects the female Ginkgo biloba. Growing wider with age, this tree's all the rage in the herbal industry, it's considered the tree to improve mental acuity. But it has another name, less linked to fame, which to my shame, I didn't retain. What is the common name of this tree?

Answer: maidenhair

Native to China, the maidenhair tree grows slowly to eighty feet, and while it prefers deep sandy soil, it is adaptable to poor soil conditions. It is also tolerant of drought and air pollution.
Growing upright, the tree spreads out as it ages, the female more so than the male. Females also drop flesh-covered seeds which can be rather messy and smelly.
Considered sacred according to the Buddhist religion, the maidenhair is cultivated throughout China and Japan, and planted extensively on temple grounds.
9. The Malus genus is grand, and its fruits are sometimes canned, although quite often sour, the fruit has the power to entice summer guests, and unfortunately pests. Sammy Sosquirrely likes these small trees, which can withstand a long winter freeze. Blossoming during the spring, the name has a definite ring. What tree am I describing?

Answer: flowering crabapple

Usually growing to less than twenty-five feet tall, crabapples flower in the spring with blossoms that range from white to deep pink. The fruit is usually used for jelly-making, although there are recipes for crabapple relishes, sauces and chutneys. Crabapple trees tend to be susceptible to fire blight, cedar-apple rust, Japanese beetles and apple scab.
Before the Europeans brought apple trees to North America, crabapples were the only native species of apple tree. Crabapples can serve as pollinators for 'regular' apples.
10. Sammy Sosquirrely had a bit of a lark, scampering over the peeling bark, of a rather tall tree, eighty feet it might be, although it's actually over in the park. Of the genus Carya ovata, I think that I gotta, spend more time in its branches, and take my chances, crossing the street to enjoy the nutty treat, this tree holds in store. What tree do I need to visit more?

Answer: shagbark hickory

The shagbark hickory grows tall and spreads wide, and has striking gray exfoliating bark. The bark, cut into chips, is often used for grilling or smoking food. Its leaves, twigs and nuts drop easily, making it a somewhat messy tree. The nuts are large, up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and are extremely enticing to squirrels.
Source: Author beergirllaura

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