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A Quiz To Test Your Knowledge On Owls
How much do you know about owls? Owls were considered wise by the ancient Greeks because of their heightened senses and association with the night. As predators, owls play an important role in the environment by controlling small animal populations. They can be especially beneficial to humans, reducing the amount of food lost each year to rodents. Answer the following multiple choice questions and then see your score. Better yet, stump your family and friends by asking them to take this quiz.
1. Owls are closely related to hawks, eagles, and falcons.
2. Which of these best describes the mating patterns of most owl species?
3. Owls’ eyes can’t turn in their sockets.
4. How far around can an owl turn its head?
5. What is a group of owls called?
6. What is the only continent on which owls do not live?
7. Why do owls have flat facial discs?
To make sure they don't fly into trees.
To make them blend in with the trees.
To focus their vision.
To funnel sound to their ears.
8. How many eyelids does an owl have on each eye?
9. Instead of spherical eyeballs, owls have "eye tubes."
10. Which of the following is NOT a reason why are owls silent in flight?
They have large wings relative to their body mass allowing them to flap their wings less often.
The wing shape creates a vibration when the wings flutter rapidly,
They have comb-like serrations on the leading edge of wing feathers.
Streams of air are dampened by the feather's velvety texture.
11. Owls eat their prey whole and then barf up the contents.
12. Which of the following is NOT true about owl's eyesight?
Owls have binocular vision
Owl's eyes are fixed.
Owls are near sighted
Owls are far sighted
Match the number of the Owl image to the Owl names below.
Eastern Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Long Eared Owl