Endangered and Extinct Species Quiz 2

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Endangered and Extinct Species Quiz 2

The third Friday of May is celebrated as National Endangered Species Day across the globe to raise awareness about endangered species and wildlife. Here is a series of quiz to test your knowledge and to learn more about the wildlife


1. The IUCN Red List categorises species in to how many groups?

7
5
7
9

2. Which insectivorous mammal, listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, gets its name from the Malay word meaning “one who rolls up”?

Opossum
Potto
Armadillo
Pangolin

3. White winged wood duck, one of the most endangered species of birds is found in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It is the state bird of one of the Indian states. Name the state

Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Meghalaya
Nagaland

4. Which national park is known for the presence of the endangered Great Indian bustard in large numbers?

Kasiranga National Park
Gir National Park
Desert National Park
Periyar National Park

5. Which nation allowed commercial farming of endangered species in June 2020?

China
Singapore
Maldives
Myanmar

6. Which of the following vertebrates have the highest number of endangered species?

Birds
Fishes
Mammals
Reptiles

7. Agnatha is a class of fish containing both present and extinct species. What to they lack?

Mouth
Gills
Fins
Jaws

8. For nearly 113 years, this species was considered to be extinct, until researchers rediscovered it in 1997 in Toranmal Reserve Forest near Shahada in the Satpuda ranges in Nandurbar District, Maharashtra. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has named this bird as the one facing a high risk of extinction. Which one of the following are we talking about?

Spoon Billed Sandpiper
Forest Owlet
Siberian Crane
Red Headed Vulture

9. Named after the First Lady Martha Washington, this bird in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, US was thought to be the last known living in the species and it died on September 1, 1914. Can you name this extinct species of birds?

Dodo
Passenger Pigeon
Laughing owl
Labrador duck

10. Project Tiger is a tiger conservation programme launched by the Government of India ensuring a viable population of Bengal tigers in their natural habitats and also to protect them from extinction. Which year it was launched?

1973
1975
1978
1970



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