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Could you survive in the Manu Rain Forest?

Answer these questions and submit your answers below to see how well you'd fare.








  1. What is the largest rodent in the world?
    the giant anteater
    the capybara
    the brown agouti
    the paca


  2. In 1532, who conquered Peru?
    Francisco Pizarro
    Tupac Amaru
    Alvarez Moldonado
    Martin Garcia de Loyola


  3. The leaf cutter ant's nickname is:
    the bush ant
    the umbrella ant
    the knob ant
    the scissors ant


  4. If you encounter a jaguar, it is better to:
    scream and run away
    climb up a tree
    stand still and make a loud noise
    attack it


  5. A cocha is:
    an oxbow-shaped lake
    a type of fern
    a relative of the paca
    a drink used in shamanic rituals


  6. The Brazilian tapir is related to:
    the pig and donkey
    the alligator and crocodile
    the monkey
    the horse and rhinoceros


  7. When did Charles Goodyear vulcanize rubber?
    1833
    1835
    1837
    1839


  8. Howler monkeys sound their howls:
    to frighten humans
    to alert other monkeys of their location
    to find mates
    to clear their throats


  9. The harpy eagle's wingspan can measure as long as:
    3 feet
    5 feet
    7 feet
    9 feet


  10. What do the Machiguenga call their leaders?
    jefe
    curacas
    capitan
    cucurachas


  11. Why do macaws gather at clay licks?
    to raise their young
    to survey the canopy
    to hide from predators
    to eat essential minerals


  12. What is the potent chemical found in sedges?
    ergot alkaloid
    dopamine
    asparin
    seratonin


  13. Which is not an official section of the Manu Biosphere Reserve?
    Manu Reserved Zone
    Manu Cultural Zone
    Manu Zoological Park
    Manu National Park


  14. The collared peccary has:
    1 hoof on its hindlegs
    2 hooves on its hindlegs
    3 hooves on its hindlegs
    4 hooves on its hindlegs


  15. The jaguar's only natural predator is:
    the black caiman
    the tree boa
    the harpy eagle
    the Anaconda snake


  16. How does an anteater eat ants?
    by grinding them with its teeth
    by flicking its tongue repetitively
    by drinking them up in water
    by grabbing them with its foreclaws


  17. What is special about the black skimmer's beak?
    it has no beak
    the lower mandible is longer than the upper
    the upper mandible is longer than the lower
    the lower and upper mandibles are the same size


  18. Which animal does not usually move slowly or awkwardly?
    the tree sloth
    the harpy eagle
    the hoatzin
    the howler monkey


  19. Strangler fig seeds typically germinate:
    along shorelines
    on the rainforest floor
    in the upper canopy
    inside caves


  20. What is the main difference between chocolate and cocoa?
    amount of fat
    amount of sugar
    amount of starch
    amount of salt


  21. Giant otters are:
    solitary creatures
    endangered animals
    herbavores
    related to wolves

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