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The Ultimate Taxidermy Quiz
by Staff
Taxidermy is the art of preserving and presenting dead animals for scientific study and display. The process involves removing the skin from the specimen and placing it onto a life-sized mold of the animal. Take this quiz to learn more about taxidermy.

The art of preserving the skins of vertebrates for study and display is called:

  • taxidermy
  • taxonomy
  • anatomy

The term taxidermy is derived from:

  • Greek words
  • Latin words
  • Arabic words

What tasks do museum taxidermists perform?

  • preserve and prepare replicas of animals
  • make artificial plants, rocks and soil
  • each of the above

Which subject expertise is not required for taxidermists?

  • zoology
  • physics
  • sculpture

Which chemical process is used to preserve animal skins?

  • tanning
  • finishing
  • oiling

Which method is mostly used to make the specimens of vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish)?

  • solid foam model method
  • fiberglass method
  • freeze-dry method

Which is the oldest mounted animal in existence?

  • crocodile
  • rhinoceros
  • tortoise

Where was the oldest rhinoceros mounted?

  • Italy
  • Holland
  • Egypt

Who developed the hollow-model method?

  • Ambrose Daigre
  • Carl E. Akeley
  • Roland Howser

Who developed the freeze-dry method?

  • Ambrose Daigre
  • Carl E. Akeley
  • Roland Howser

When was solid foam model method developed?

  • 1940s.
  • 1950s.
  • 1960s.

How much money do American taxidermists make in a year?

  • $600 million
  • $500 million
  • $400 million

Where was taxidermy born?

  • Italy
  • England
  • Holland

Where did Charles Darwin preserve most of his findings?

  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Fraser Island, Australia
  • Big Island, Hawaii

How much money do you have to pay for a taxidermy permit in Oregon?

  • $7.50
  • $6.50
  • $5.50

Which of the following animal is toughest to mount?

  • fish
  • deer
  • bear

How to taxidermists prevent fish shrinkage?

  • by spreading vinegar over fish
  • by spreading borax over fish
  • by spreading soda over fish

Which is the most modern method of creating molds?

  • wire frames
  • paper mache
  • polyurethane foam

Why is rogue taxidermy also called "carcass art"?

  • all animals are used in the creation of a new species
  • same animals are used in the creation of a new species
  • all animals are used in the creation of an existing species

Which of the following famed British explorers was also an early taxidermist?

  • James Simpson
  • James Cook
  • Ernest Henry