What is the craziest extinct animal

Quiz: Knowledge Test: Extinct Species

Mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and the like are among the best-known extinct species. But even now, species are dying out again and again. Test your knowledge about extinct species!

The answers to the questions can be found below.

Question 1 of 10
What is the technical term for biodiversity?

a) Biodynasty

b) bio-etymology

c) biodiversity

Question 2 of 10
How many animal species are already extinct?

a) 5 million

b) 50 million

c) 500 million

Question 3 of 10
The "Red List" is a collection of all animal and plant species that are threatened with extinction. How many species are listed there?

a) About 230 species

b) About 2300 species

c) About 23,000 species

Question 4 of 10
Which animal is on the "Red List"?

a) donkey

b) horse

c) goat

Question 5 of 10
There is also a "blue list". What does she lead?

a) Already extinct species

b) Successfully preserved species

c) Seas and oceans under threat

Question 6 of 10
In 2012 there was a particularly sad case: with the death of "Lonesome George", the last of its kind died. What breed did the animal belong to?

a) sea turtle

b) giant tortoise

c) tortoise

Question 7 of 10
How did the last two specimens of the giant alken die?

a) Through man

b) Through changing climatic conditions

c) From a flood

Question 8 of 10
Which of these modern animal species has already become extinct?

a) passenger pigeon

b) Wandering frog

c) brown rat

Question 9 of 10
Which German organization is committed to protecting biodiversity?

a) NITU

b) NABU

c) NASA

Question 10 of 10
What is the Biodiversity Convention?

a) A United Nations Convention

b) A convention of the Germans

c) A convention of the European countries

Attention resolution!

Here are the answers to the review:

Question 1 of 10
What is the technical term for biodiversity?

a) Biodynasty ❌

b) bio-etymology ❌

c) Biodiversity ✔️

Biodiversity The term was first used by evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson in 1986. The other two answers are fictitious.

Question 2 of 10
How many animal species are already extinct?

a) 5 million ❌

b) 50 million ❌

c) 500 million ✔️

500 million scientists estimate that 500 million animal species are already extinct. These include dinosaurs and mammoths - but also species that have recently become extinct.

Question 3 of 10
The "Red List" is a collection of all animal and plant species that are threatened with extinction. How many species are listed there?

a) About 230 species ❌

b) About 2300 species ❌

c) About 23,000 species ✔️

About 23,000 speciesThe "Red List" was originally launched in 1963 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). The "Red Lists" now also exist for endangered plants, fungi and biotope types.

Question 4 of 10
Which animal is on the "Red List"?

a) Donkey ✔️

b) horse ❌

c) goat ❌

Donkeys In the past you couldn't do without donkeys. They served as draft, pack and work animals. But today there are cars and trucks for this work. Purebred donkey species therefore hardly exist any more.

Question 5 of 10
There is also a "blue list". What does she lead?

a) Already extinct species ❌

b) Successfully preserved species ✔️

c) Seas and oceans under threat ❌

Successfully preserved speciesThe "Blue Lists of successfully preserved or promoted animal and plant species" contrast with the "Red List". The different lists of these protected and thus viable species are drawn up regionally. They have been around since 2006.

Question 6 of 10
In 2012 there was a particularly sad case: with the death of "Lonesome George", the last of its kind died. What breed did the animal belong to?

a) sea turtle ❌

b) Giant tortoise ✔️

c) tortoise ❌

Giant tortoise "Lonesome George" means "lonely George" because he was the last of its kind. The Galapagos tortoise was about 100 years old and weighed 90 kilos. On June 24, 2012, this turtle species also died out with him.

Question 7 of 10
How did the last two specimens of the giant alken die?

a) Through the human being ✔️

b) Through changing climatic conditions ❌

c) Due to a flood ❌

The giant alk was a seabird that looked almost like a penguin. The animal was last sighted in 1852 on islands in the North Atlantic. Its extinction is the result of human poaching, because the feathers of the bird were used as down. The last two giant alks were caught and killed by a collector.

Question 8 of 10
Which of these modern animal species has already become extinct?

a) Passenger pigeon ✔️

b) Wandering frog ❌

c) brown rat ❌

The passenger pigeon was still one of the most common bird species in the world at the beginning of the 19th century. It became extinct because humans colonized its habitat - eastern North America - and thereby robbed it of its place to live. The last wild passenger pigeon was shot in 1900.

Question 9 of 10
Which German organization is committed to protecting biodiversity?

a) NITU ❌

b) NABU ✔️

c) NASA ❌

NABUDer Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU for short) was founded in 1899 and is Germany's largest nature conservation initiative. The association carries out projects, educates children and adults about environmental issues and reports to research associations.

Question 10 of 10
What is the Biodiversity Convention?

a) A United Nations Convention ✔️

b) A convention of the Germans ❌

c) A convention of the European countries ❌

The Convention on Biological Diversity is also known as the Convention on Biological Diversity. It was created in 1992 as part of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. It primarily pursues the goals of protecting biological diversity, using it sustainably and regulating access to resources fairly. 191 countries around the world have signed the agreement.

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