Question 1: These animals are among the most frequently encountered at Montana’s Glacier National Park. What are they?
- Mountain goats
- White buffaloes
- Snow sheep
Correct Answer: Mountain goats
Fact: More closely related to antelopes than true goats, mountain goats at Glacier National Park will walk right up to you. You'll want to keep your distance though, since they do have a tendency to headbutt.
Question 2: What part of a mountain goat is best for checking how old it is?
Correct Answer: Horns
Fact: Both male and female mountain goats have horns. As with trees, their horns typically grow a new ring each year, so you can count the rings to determine a mountain goat's age.
Question 3: Which 17th-century novel includes a scene about counting goats to fall asleep?
- The Scarlet Letter
- Don Quixote
- The Canterbury Tales
Correct Answer: Don Quixote
Fact: In the comic literary work, Quixote's squire, Sancho Panza, wants to stop and rest for the night. He offers to tell the elderly knight a story to help them sleep and insists that every goat in the story must be counted. It's not sheep, but it's the same idea.