Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (10-20-2023)

Question 1: What island does the pygmy three-toed sloth live on?

  • Vancouver Island
  • Isla Escudo de Veraguas
  • Puerto Rico

Correct Answer: Isla Escudo de Veraguas

Fact: Isla Escudo de Veraguas is a small Caribbean island off the northwestern coast of Panama. The pygmy three-toed sloth and a species of fruit bat are exclusively found there.

Question 2: What is the purpose of the sloth’s curved claws?

  • Cuddling
  • Keeping a grip on tree branches
  • Cracking coconuts open

Correct Answer: Keeping a grip on tree branches

Fact: The slow-moving pygmy three-toed sloth spends most of its day up in the forest canopy, snacking on the coarse leaves of the red mangrove tree. So, it's not a surprise that all four of its limbs have long, curved claws that help it hang from trees without much effort.

Question 3: Which computer-animated film features Flash Slothmore as a character?

  • Madagascar
  • Zootopia
  • Ice Age

Correct Answer: Zootopia

Fact: Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, 'Zootopia' hit the movie theaters in 2016. Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, and Shakira, among others, gave voices to the buddy cop action-comedy characters.

Question 4: Which river flows through Vietnam?

  • Yangtze River
  • Mekong River
  • Yellow River

Correct Answer: Mekong River

Fact: Vietnam's Mekong River is known as the 'Rice Bowl' of Vietnam due to its significance in rice cultivation.

Question 5: What type of boat is used to harvest water lilies in the Mekong River Delta?

  • Basket boats
  • Kayaks
  • Long-tail boats

Correct Answer: Long-tail boats

Fact: During flood season, workers skillfully navigate long-tail boats to gather water lilies. Standing in water up to their waists, they carefully gather the plants and prepare them for sale at markets and restaurants.

Question 6: The water lily’s genus is named after what mythological creature?

  • Mermaid
  • Nymph
  • Hydra

Correct Answer: Nymph

Fact: Water lilies belong to the genus Nymphaea, which is named for the nymphs of Greek mythology. Nymphs, the personification of nature, were often split into different groups by their environment, such as tree, mountain, sea, and freshwater nymphs.

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