Dangerous Animals in North America Quiz

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How well do you know the animals in North America? Take this quiz and see if you can identify the most dangerous ones.

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True or False?

1. Polar bears, just like all bears, may attack humans.

 True

 False

 

2. Cougars prey only on younger animals.

 True

 False

 

3. People fear gray wolves’ powerful bite force that can break bones open. Good thing gray wolves, in particular, do not live in packs unlike other wolves.

 True

 False

 

4. American alligators are found mostly in the northwestern United States.

 True

 False

 

5. White-tailed deer are among the most dangerous animals in North America because they cause traffic accidents.

 True

 False

 

6. The venom of the Africanized bees or killer bees is the most potent bee venom.

 True

 False

 

7. One third of all shark attacks are made by the great white shark.

 True

 False

 

8. Arizona Bark Scorpions do not burrow and live above ground. They may enter homes to search for water.

 True

 False

 

9. Wolverines, much like the famous superhero character, are dangerous because of their keen senses and capability to self-heal.

 True

 False

 

10. Coyotes carry a lot of parasites and diseases that can be transmitted to animals and humans.

 True

 False




Answers to Dangerous Animals in North America Quiz:

1. True. Polar bear attacks on humans are rare but they still happen because of increased human-polar bear encounters.
2. False.
3. False. Gray wolves, like all wolves, live and hunt together in groups or packs.
4. False. They are found mostly in the southeastern United States.
5. True.
6. False. The venom of an Africanized bee is as potent as that of a common garden bee. Africanized bees are called killer bees not because of their venom but because of their aggressiveness in defending their nests. Killer bees always attack in groups.
7. True.
8. True.
9. False. The animal, wolverine, doesn’t have retractable clause and can’t regenerate its health. But the wolverine (animal) is as fearless as the famous superhero as it won’t hesitate to attack larger and more powerful animals.
10. True.

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