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Wild One: The Trivia Game for Wildlife Experts

Under development

The trivia game on a computer for wildlife experts.

Ideas for the development of the game as part of the Products Group resources. Maybe a good place for ads/ maybe there's a way to buy a playing card for 5-10 bucks (a password), then claim that very 100 plays sends a buck into sophisticated modern unified wildlife resource research. See also Test01 and Gamma Game for related ideas.

Created by Dr. Bob Giles, Professor, Wildlife Resource Management

There are 14 Wild One Games planned

Each game has items than can be weighted.
Play A: 1 answer = 1 point or
Play B: 1 answer = 1 to 10 importance points
Play C: 1 answer = 1 to 10 assigned at random by computer
1. The woodland grouse of the U.S. should be called:
__ the ruffed grouse
__ the ruffled grouse
__ the rubbed grouse
__ the rough grouse
2. The genus of the ruffed grouse is:
__ Betula
__ Grounda
__ Bonasa
__ Boluga
__ Phasianus
3. The grouse is migratory.
__ True
__ False
4. The grouse lives over a wider area (range) in North America than any other non migratory bird.
__ True
__ False
5. The overall length of the grouse is:
__ 7 inches
__ 14 inches
__ 21 inches
6. The name "Ruffed Grouse" comes from:
__ feathers on the feet
__ fuzzy feathers on the head
__ feather "shoulder patches"?
__ bottom feathers to cover the eggs
7. The bird nests:
__ 1 time per year
__ 2 times per year
8. The oldest age reached is:
__ 1 year
__ 3 years
__ 6 years
__ 9 years
__ 12 years
__ more than 12 years
9. The grouse lays the following average number of eggs per year:
__ 1
__ 2
__ 4
__ 11
__ 15
__ 18
10. Sex ratios at hatching are:
__ 50:50 (male:females)
__ 40:60
__ 60:40
11. The name for the male is:
__ cock
__ bull
__ buster
__ boomer
__ cay
12. The usual area over which they live is:
__ 2-5 acres
__ 10-25 acres
__ 35-55 acres
__ 75-100 acres
13. Adult grouse typically eat mostly:
__ snails
__ snakes
__ seeds and grain
__ leaves
14. Young grouse (chicks) eat
__ snails
__ snakes and worms
__ insects
__ seeds and grain
__ leaves
15. The species name of the U.S. species of ruffed grouse, genus Bonasa, is:
__ rubra
__ umbellus
__ penumbra
__ vericolor
16. The male grouse attracts the female by
__ making a booming sounds on a log
__ making a crowing sound
__ making a long sharp whistle
__ throwing up dust
17. The drumming sounds on a log used to attract females is caused by the grouse wings:
__ beating on moss
__ beating against each other
__ beating on the log
__ beating on ground
__ beating on the nearby stems and leaves
18. The fox is a grouse predator.
__ True
__ False
19. The goshawk, though rare, is a grouse predator.
__ True
__ False
20. The grouse in the wild is virtually free of parasites.
__ True
__ False
21. Grouse roll in dust to:
__ hide their scent
__ make a nest
__ reduce lice and parasites
__ attract mates
22. Grouse and woodcock often occur together. The ratio of numbers, grouse to woodcock is usually:
__ 1:1
__ 2:1
__ 4:1
__ 10:1
23. Grouse rarely nest more than how many feet apart?
__ 100
__ 600
__ 1000
__ 4000
__ 5280
24. A group of small chicks is called a:
__ covey
__ brood
__ gang
__ skein
25. Broods need about how many acres:
__ 1 acre
__ 10 acres
__ 50 acres
__ 100 acres
26. Adults are primarily:
__ plant eaters
__ animal eaters
27. Grouse adults eat a lot of leaf and fruit buds.
__ True
__ False
28. Adult grouse eat about what percent insects in the summer:
__ 1
__ 5
__ 7
__ 10
__ 15
__ 20
29. Grouse do not have a gizzard.
__ True
__ False
30. Grouse drink a lot.
__ True
__ False
31. Grouse eat sharp sand and rocks to help grind food in their gizzard, true or false/
__ True
__ False
32. Grouse eat more grit or small gravel in:
__ Summer
__ Winter
33. Grouse eat wild grape "raisins." The scientific name of wild grape is:
__ Vitis
__ Cornus
__ Kalmia
34. Grouse seem to prefer areas that have the following stems per acre:
__ 400
__ 1200
__ 2500
__ 10,000
35. Grazing usually is harmful to grouse.
__ True
__ False
36. The length of the center tail feathers of a male grouse is ___ inches, those of a female less.

37. Grouse tend to nest close to forest edges.

__ True
__ False
38. A ruffed grouse weighs about:
__ 1/2 lb.
__ 1 lb.
__ 1 1/2 lb.
__ 2 lb.
__ 2 1/2 lb.
__ greater than 2 1/2 lb.
39. Maximum breeding age of the grouse is:
__ 2 years
__ 5 years
__ 10 years
__ 15 years
__ 20 years
40. A good grouse dog is a:
__ collie
__ shepherd
__ spaniel
__ Labrador retriever
__ Irish setter
41. Most grouse regularly occur and use food and over within what distance from edges:
__ 100 feet
__ 200 feet
__ 300 feet
__ 400 feet
41. Most grouse nests are on large tree branches
__ on the ground at the base of a tree
__ in brush piles in the open woods
__ in grassy areas near woodland edge
42. Crows destroy grouse nests.
__ True
__ False
43. Tularemia, a common disease associated with rabbits, is often a disease of grouse.
__ True
__ False
44. Horned owls are a major predator of grouse.
__ True
__ False
45. The grouse has how many feathers:
__ 1216
__ 2419
__ 4342
__ 6113
46. Grouse eggs are:
__ white
__ buffy
__ dark brown
__ blue speckled
47. Grouse eggs are about
__ 42 mm long
__ 36 mm long
__ 21 mm long
__ 10 mm long
48. Grouse have two color phases, red and gray.
__ True
__ False
49. Grouse improve feather conditions by:
__ sunning
__ taking a dust bath
__ rubbing fruit juice on their feathers
__ bathing in streams
__ burrowing in snow banks
50. Grouse are easily raised in captivity for propagation.
__ True
__ False
51. Grouse "play like" they have a broken leg or wing, thus attracting predators from chicks.
__ True
__ False
52. Grouse populations seem to cycle, peaking at about every:
__ 2 years
__ 9 years
__ 15 years
__ 22 years

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