When you think of bats you might think of scary, blood-sucking creatures that hang upside down in caves. While most bats are not dangerous and do not eat blood, there are some that do, and bats are certainly famous for their ability to sleep hanging upside down. Take this quiz to learn more about bats.
Question 1 of 20
At what time of day are bats active?
Question 2 of 20
Bats are classified into megachiroptera and microchiroptera. What do megachiroptera eat?
Question 3 of 20
How wide is the wingspan of the Malayan flying fox?
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Chiroptera comes from the Greek words for "hand-wing." Why are bats classified as Chiroptera?
Question 5 of 20
It is believed that bats were originally non-flying mammals. How did bats develop their wings?
Question 6 of 20
Bat wings are more flexible than bird wings. How does this help bats?
Question 7 of 20
How do bats make up for the poor visibility at night?
Question 8 of 20
What is a sound wave?
Question 9 of 20
If bats use echolocation during the night to find prey, why don't we hear many bat noises?
Question 10 of 20
If an insect is to the right of a bat, which ear will hear the sound from echolocation first?
Question 11 of 20
What aspect of sound does a bat use to determine the size of an insect?
Question 12 of 20
Where does the phrase "blind as a bat" come from?
Question 13 of 20
Bats spend their resting time hanging upside down. How does this help the bats?
Question 14 of 20
How does a bat manage to hang upside down for so long?
Question 15 of 20
How do bats interact with each other?
Question 16 of 20
Flying at night is very hard work. How do bats conserve energy during the day?
Question 17 of 20
Vampire bats feed on blood. How much blood do they require each day in order to survive?
Question 18 of 20
How many mosquitoes can a little brown bat eat in one hour?
Question 19 of 20
How do bats help to grow bananas?
Question 20 of 20