Stump your parents

Amateur

  • How many body parts does an insect have?
  1. 2
  2. 6
  3. 1
  4. 3
  • What is the name of the middle body part of an insect?
  1. Head
  2. Leg
  3. Thorax
  4. Abdomen
  • The term “bug” describes a certain type of insect. What do bugs have that other insects don’t have?
  1. Ridges on all six legs
  2. Compound eyes
  3. Piercing and sucking mouthparts
  • What do you call a scientist who studies insects?
  1. An entomologist
  2. A paleontologist
  3. An ornithologist
  • Crickets are famous for chirping, but how do they make that noise?
  1. Rubbing their legs together
  2. Whistling through their mandibles
  3. Jumping into the air
  • Insects make up what percentage of the world’s animals?
  1. 40 percent
  2. 60 percent
  3. 80 percent
  • Of the following, which body part do insects not have in common with humans?
  1. lungs
  2. heart
  3. esophagus
  • Which of the following is a sign that an insect is probably safe to eat?
  1. hairy body
  2. dull coloration
  3. long antennae
  • How many eyes do most spiders have?
  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 8

 

Professional

  • What’s Earth’s true shape?
  1. Oblate spheroid
  2. Sphere
  3. Flat
  • Roughly how old is Earth?
  1. 4.54 billion years
  2. 6,000 years
  3. 4.54 million years
  4. 6,000 million years
  • What is the axial tilt of the Earth?
  1. 23.5 degrees
  2. 12.7 degrees
  3. 24.5 degrees
  4. 17.5 degrees
  • The Earth’s average distance is ______________ kilometers from the Sun.
  1. 149,597,000
  2. 9,300,000
  3. 93,000,000
  4. 1,495,970,000
  • The Earth is a _________________ planet.
  1. terrestrial
  2. jovian
  3. gas giant
  4. asteroid
  • Earth’s atmosphere consists mostly of?
  1. Oxygen and nitrogen
  2. Hydrogen and helium
  3. Carbon dioxide and argon
  4. Oxygen and hydrogen

 


Mystery woman

April 3, 1934

  • She is known for being an expert on chimpanzees, having studied with them over 55 years.
  • She has no formal training or education in the primatology field when she started her study about chimpanzees.
  • Her findings with the chimpanzees was that they were extremely similar to humans, as they had the ability to make tools, and had a social system.
  • She devised the Banana Club, a feeding system to get as close as possible to the chimps. She ate the same food as the chimpanzees and spent time in the trees with them.
  • She travels at least 300 days a year, remaining an advocate for chimpanzees.
  • She is a vegetarian and advocates the diet for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.