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Et Tu, Silkworm?

Quiz by Jen Wegis

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  • Q1
    What is the Latin name for the silkworm?
    bombyx mori
    bomba more
    bombastic, Mr. Fantastic
    bambi mare
    30s
  • Q2
    Where did silkworm come from originally?
    Korea
    Japan
    Mongolia
    China
    30s
  • Q3
    What's Next?: Egg-Larvae-_____________-Moth
    5th instar
    2nd Instar
    Ant
    Pupa
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the scientific class of the silkworm?
    Arachnid
    Mollusca
    Insecta
    Crustacea
    30s
  • Q5
    Which of these is NOT a common name for the Bombyx Mori?
    silkworm larvae
    mulberry larvae
    silkworm-moth
    mulberry silkworm
    30s
  • Q6
    Silk from the silkworm consists of two main proteins, ____ and fibroin. Fibroin is the structural center of the silk, and ____ being the sticky material surrounding it.
    raisin
    motrin
    sericin
    glue
    30s
  • Q7
    Foods that the silkworm can eat are
    tea leaves
    mulberry leaves
    lettuce leaves
    bamboo
    30s
  • Q8
    How many salivary glands does the silkworm larva have in its head?
    one
    two
    three
    none
    30s
  • Q9
    The punishment in ancient China for sharing where silk came from was...
    prison
    death
    hanging
    tickling
    30s
  • Q10
    The Chinese have harvested silk from silkworm for...
    thousands of years.
    forever.
    thousands of decades.
    hundreds of years.
    30s
  • Q11
    The average length of a silkworm cocoon's thread is...
    over half a mile long.
    about one hundred miles long.
    about half a yard.
    over a thousands inches long.
    30s
  • Q12
    Silkworm pupas are placed into boiling water because...
    it makes the cocoon stay white.
    it relaxes the silkworm pupa.
    it preserves or keeps the length of the silk thread.
    it cleans the threads before they are untangled.
    30s
  • Q13
    The silkworm mandarina can survive in the wild.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q14
    What is NOT true about the adult silkworm moth?
    it cannot fly
    it dies in about five days
    it cannot walk
    it cannot eat
    30s
  • Q15
    The silkworm is part of the scientific Order Lepidoptera which includes moths, skippers, and these insects.
    wasps
    honeybees
    dragonflies
    butterflies
    30s

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