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Last Updated: Thursday October 27 2005 14:43 GMT

Quiz: Beavers

Beaver Quiz

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1.) Question 1

What are baby beavers called?

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  1. Bits
  2. Kits
  3. Calves

2.) Question 2

Beavers' front teeth never stop * .

  1. growing
  2. melting
  3. turning green

3.) Question 3

Why did beavers disappear in the UK?

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  1. A disease wiped them out.
  2. They were hunted by man.
  3. They were all eaten by foxes.

4.) Question 4

Beavers can stay underwater for around * minutes.

  1. 5
  2. 15
  3. 30

5.) Question 5

How big are beavers compared to other rodents around the world?

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  1. They are the largest rodents
  2. They are the second largest rodents
  3. They are the ninth largest rodents

6.) Question 6

What is a beaver's home called?

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  1. Kennel
  2. Hut
  3. Lodge

7.) Question 7

When beavers go underwater...

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  1. ...they wear goggles.
  2. ...they sink.
  3. ...their noses and ears close up.

Answers

  1. Baby beavers are called kits.
  2. Beavers' front teeth never stop growing!
  3. The beaver population in the UK disappeared because they were hunted by people. However in 2009 a group of beavers from Norway were brought to the UK to breed.
  4. Beavers can stay underwater for around 15 minutes.
  5. Beavers are the second largest rodents in the world. There are two types, North American and European beavers - the European ones are a bit larger than the North American ones.
  6. A beaver's home is called a lodge.
  7. When beavers go underwater their noses and ears close up.

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