Prepared By: Tina Lee and Jamie McCarthy, Burnaby Public Library
COUGARS AND OTTERS AND RAVENS, OH MY! (ALL THINGS ANIMALS)
1. Which is not another name for a Mountain Lion?
2. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. Where can you find one?
b. Your grandparent’s garage
3. What is the most common species of bird found in the world?
a. The Ostrich
b. The Chicken
c. The Hummingbird
EXPLORA THE FLORA (PLANTS, TREES, FLOWERS)
4. The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant (which means it eats bugs – gross!). It’s a pretty picky eater, though. Which type of bug will it eat?
c. All of the above
5. A mushroom is considered…
a. A plant
b. A fungus
c. A type of sour candy
6. What is botany?
a. The scientific study of boats
b. The scientific study of bees
c. The scientific study of plants
SPOT NATURE’S MAGIC (SEASONS, CAMOUFLAGE, METAMORPHOSIS)
7. When prey animals camouflage themselves, they blend in with their environment. Why do they do this?
a. To go unnoticed by predators.
b. To hide from their parents, so that they can stay up late past their bedtimes
c. To avoid doing their chores
8. Which of the following creatures can change their colours?
a. Chameleons, cuttlefish, and some squids and frogs
b. The Cyanea Octopus, seahorses, and flounder fish
c. All of the above
9. How long does it take for a Monarch butterfly to emerge from its chrysalis? The Pupa stage of develop takes about…
a. 1 year depending on the country
b. 10 to 14 days depending on weather and climate conditions
c. 3 nanoseconds depending on how hungry the caterpillar is
BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA (MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS, PARKS)
10. Created in 1911, BC’s first provincial park is:
a. Strathcona Park
b. Stone Mountain Park
c. Tweedsmuir Park
11. If you were to take a trip to the Canadian Rockies mountain range, which activity would you be able to do:
a. Take a ride down Canada’s largest outdoor waterslide
b. Walk on glacier ice in Jasper National Park
c. Zipline from Mount Robson to Mount Columbia
12. British Columbia is home to many beautiful rivers and valleys. Which of the following is not located in BC?
a. Nappa Valley
b. Okanagan Valley
c. Fraser Valley
WEATHER WATCHERS (CLOUDS, RAIN, SNOW)
13. What is black ice?
a. Water that turns black when frozen
b. Small pellets of ice that bounce when they land on the ground
c. A thin layer of ice that is often invisible
14. A sudden intense rainfall that is usually short in duration is called:
a. Acid rain
15. A weather forecast which calls for “POP: 30%” refers to the:
a. The percent of precipitation that might fall
b. The probability of precipitation
c. The percent of population that will be effected by rain or snow
GO FISH! (SEA LIFE, SHORELINES, FISH)
16. If you find a sand dollar on the beach, you have found:
a. A loonie
b. A star fish with no arms
c. A very flat sea urchin
17. What is the biggest animal in the ocean?
a. Blue whale
b. Great white shark
c. Giant octopus
18. Which of the following species is considered to be critically endangered?
a. Moray eel
b. Leatherback turtle
c. Elephant ratfish
TALES OF NATURE (NATURE TRADITIONS AND LEGENDS)
19. Who is Ogopogo?
a. A farmer that is very good at using a Pogo Stick
b. A legendary creature said to live in Okanagan Lake
c. The pet dog of Justin Trudeau
20. In Haida storytelling, the Raven is often described as
a. A very helpful bird
b. A worried bird
c. A trickster
21. The town of Barkerville is considered one of BC’s most…
a. Haunted historical sites
b. Exciting shopping destinations
c. Populated towns
Answers: 1-c, 2-a, 3-b, 4-c, 5-b, 6-c, 7-a, 8-c, 9-b, 10-a, 11-b, 12-a, 13-c, 14-b, 15-b, 16-c, 17-a, 18-b, 19-b, 20-c, 21-a