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Around the world outdoor living means different things to different people. To most people in North America it probably means a backyard barbecue, a picnic in the park, or roughing it for a limited period in a tent in the wilderness or on a beach.

Wildlife encounters during such temporary outdoor living for most of the readers of this quiz might include:

  QUESTION 1:
BEES and WASPS! These are winged insects that tend to sting when disturbed.
What is the name of the insect that has been migrating from South America into the southern United States since the 1950's and has a reputation as a "killer" ?


  QUESTION 2:
ANTS! At a picnic or while camping, these insects can be an irritating nuisance.
Are ants capable of biting or stinging ?


  QUESTION 3:
SNAKES! Snakes are legless reptiles. All snakes will bite if disturbed or provoked.
Which of the following snakes has a poisonous bite? Gopher Snake, Rattlesnake, King Snake, Corn Snake ?


  QUESTION 4:
Which of the following are sensible precautions to take when you are in an area inhabited by venomous snakes?
Wear long pants; move rocks and and logs with a stick; move quietly away if you see a snake; dispose of garbage properly. ?


  QUESTION 5:
FLIES and MOSQUITOES! These familiar, winged insects are found in most outdoor areas. They can be responsible for transmission to humans of such diseases as typhoid fever and malaria.
How does a fly transmit typhoid fever to humans ?


  QUESTION 6:
Which of the following are sensible precautions to take to avoid insect-borne disease?
Wear sensible clothing; use insect repellent; use mosquito netting; keep food covered; dispose of garbage properly. ?


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