Pub quiz questions

  1. What is the common name for 'beta vulgaris,' a member of the beet family grown as cattle fodder?
    Mangelwurzel
    Food(6) Nature(6)
    Beetroot and sugar beet aren't generally grown for cattle fodder - mangelwurzel is.

  2. What name is attached to volcanoes which haven't erupted since historical times, but aren't considered extinct?
    Dormant

  3. Which carnivorous animal lives in the Australian Outback?
    Dingo
    Nature(5)

  4. What does a female horse become in the UK at the age of five when a male becomes a stallion?
    Mare

  5. What bird boasts the biggest eyes of any land mammal?
    Ostrich

  6. How many non-retractable claws does a bear have on each paw?
    Five
    Nature(4)

  7. Dendrology is the scientific study of what?
    Trees

  8. What breakfast dish is mostly made from Seville oranges?
    Marmalade
    Food(3) Nature(3)

  9. What is the common name for the fluid expelled from the body by the process of lacrimation?
    Tears

  10. How many humps does a Bactrian camel have?
    Two