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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Dr. Watts's Amazing Agriculture Quiz!


 

1) Big chickens sometimes peck weaker chickens to death. This behavior is where we get the term . . .

A. Pecking order.
B. Chicken little.
C. Chicken feed.
D. Spring chicken.

Stumped? The answer is somewhere in this story.

2) Young cows don't like to travel. One way to keep them calm is to move them when they're ___ days old.

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Stumped? The answer is somewhere in this story.

3) What does an entomologist study?

A. Toes.
B. Agriculture.
C. Microbes.
D. Insects.

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4) Which of these is not the name for one of a cow's four stomachs compartments?

A. Rumen.
B. Reticulum.
C. Omasum.
D. Abiculum.

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5) One reason scientists use airplanes to do research is . . .

A. They like the feeling of motion sickness.
B. They don't like walking long distances.
C. They can see more of the Earth than they can on the ground.
D. They wish they were birds.

Stumped? The answer is somewhere in this story.

6) Which of these statements is not true about laser light?

A. It's made up of one color.
B. It's very rare.
C. It travels in a solid line that does not spread out.
D. It stays strong, straight and narrow for great distances.

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7) What is a nematode?

A. A tiny, wormlike, soil-dwelling animal.
B. A kind of spider.
C. A large, thin toad.
D. A scientist who studies insects.

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8) How many children in the United States are considered obese?

A. About 5 out of every 100.
B. About 20 out of every 100.
C. About 35 out of every 100.
D. About 50 out of every 100.

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9) Eating a lot of fast food means you're more likely to eat a lot of . . .

A. Carbohydrates.
B. Sugars.
C. Fats.
D. All of the above.

Stumped? The answer is somewhere in this story.

10) To learn more about science and agriculture, what can you do?

A. Go to the library.
B. Ask your teacher.
C. Read Science for Kids.
D. All of the above.

 

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Last Modified: 2/14/2011
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