Quiz: The Ultimate Endangered Species Quiz
The Ultimate Endangered Species Quiz
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About This Quiz

Humans now have the technology and methods to keep the Earth's diversity intact. Prove your endangered species knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz.

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When did the Endangered Species Act go into affect?
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How many U.S. and foreign species are currently protected under the Endangered Species Act?
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Since the Endangered Species Act went into affect, how many on the list have gone extinct?
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Which of these mammals were among the first to be protected under the 1966 Endangered Species Preservation Act?
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What is the world's most endangered sea turtle?
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True or False? The polar bear was the first animal added to the Endangered Species list due to climate change.
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What was the last feline to go extinct?
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Population of the western lowland gorilla is currently unknown. The species faces extinction due to what?
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What percentage of habitat have tigers lost by deforestation, road building and other human activities?
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Due to the success of recovery efforts under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, what animal was taken off the Endangered Species list in the United States in 2013?
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What drastic measures have conservationists taken to help protect rhinos from illegal poaching?
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What once-endangered animal is the national symbol of the United States?
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What are the greatest threats facing endangered species?
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What can you do to protect endangered species from extinction?
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In 1900, there were about 100,000 cheetahs worldwide. How many are estimated to be alive currently?
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True or False? The Florida Manatee was one of the first listed endangered species.
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The first endangered species list had more what than any other kind of animal?
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Which of the five rhinoceros species is the most endangered?
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Although the right whale is now protected, what is continuing to harm its small population?
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What critically endangered animal is so rare and seldom seen, it's often referred to as the Asian unicorn?
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This huge woodpecker was considered extinct until 2004.
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What president signed the Endangered Species Act into law?
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True or False? CITES regulates more than 5,600 species of animals and 30,000 species of plants, and has 181 member states as of 2015, including the United States.
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True or False? The United States is one of the largest consumers of both legal and illegal wildlife in the world.
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What is threatening the tiger's survival in the wild?
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What animal did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service propose to delist from the Endangered Species Act in February 2016?
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Of the dozens of species of rhino that once roamed the earth, how many still exist?
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In 1930, between 5 and 10 million African elephants existed. What percent remained when they were added to the Endangered Species list in 1989?
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