The word frog conjures up different associations in different age groups and cultures, from Kermit or a spell-bound prince to a French delicacy. Take this quiz and relate to these creatures on their own merits.
What is the essential element in the survival of all frogs?
How do frogs begin their lives?
- jelly-like eggs
- hard-shelled eggs
Into what form do the eggs hatch?
- baby frogs
- aquatic tadpoles
- land-based tadpoles
How do frogs get almost all of their water?
- through their gills
- by drinking
- through their skin
What happens if a frog's skin dries out?
- It will die.
- It will become confused and dizzy.
- It will become aggressive and attack other creatures.
Where do strawberry poison dart frogs lay their eggs?
- in pools of water
- on land
- don't lay eggs
What happens when the eggs hatch?
- Baby frogs emerge.
- Just before hatching, the eggs are transferred to pools of water.
- Mothers carry them to nearby tiny pools of water.
If toads are frogs, are all frogs toads?
How long have frogs lived on earth?
- 200 million years
- 50 million years
- one million years
What is the smallest frog?
- gnome frog at about 10 centimeters
- blue-nosed frog at about four centimeters
- gold frog at less than a centimeter
How big is the Goliath frog?
- 10 inches (25 centimeters)
- 12.5 inches (32 centimeters)
- 15 inches (38 centimeters)
Are all frogs green?
- all frogs are some shade of green
- if it's not green it's a toad
- not all
How is a toad different from a frog?
- Toads walk rather than jump.
- Toads are multi-colored and not just green.
- Toads always live further from water.
What is the most defining trait of frogs?
- their being amphibians
- their jumping ability
- lack of tail
What is special about tailed frogs?
- They can jump higher.
- They fertilize eggs inside the female's body.
- Their tales enable them to climb trees.
Is there any similarity between a human skeleton and a frog's skeleton?
- not really
- depends totally on species
- limbs are similar
How do frogs climb trees?
- jump from branch to branch
- a sticky substance on their feet
- long toes
What can help a frog jump?
- webbed feet
- powerful pelvic muscles
- a sliding pelvis
Where are a frog's ears located?
- behind the eyes
- don't have ears
- at the sides of the mouth
Why would a frog need a wide field of view?
- can't turn its head
- to spot prey better