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Eastern Cottontail: Quiz


Question 1: On ________ and in gardens, the Eastern Cottontail is usually considered a pest and is often trapped or shot to protect plants.

Question 2: In the mid-1960s, the Eastern cottontail was introduced to northern ________, where it displayed a rapid territorial expansion and increase in population density.

Question 3: Regular predators include hawks (especially red-tailed hawks), eagles, owls (especially great horned owls), red foxes, coyotes, ________, canadian lynxes, and weasels.
Gray WolfAmerican Black BearBobcatCougar

Question 4: Originally, it was not found in ________, but it has been introduced there and now competes for habitat there with the native New England Cottontail.
New EnglandSouthern United StatesMidwestern United StatesNortheastern United States

Question 5: It is one of the most common rabbit species in ________.
AmericasSouth AmericaNorth AmericaAmericas (terminology)

Question 6: The Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family ________.
PikaLeporidaeLagomorphaEuropean Rabbit

Question 7: This animal is active at night, and it does not ________ in winter.
HibernationEstivationDormancyEmbryonic diapause

Question 8: The Eastern Cottontail can be found in meadows and shrubby areas in the eastern and south-central United States, southern ________, eastern Mexico, Central America and northernmost South America.
CanadaBelizeBarbadosUnited Kingdom

Question 9: Its appearance differs from that of a ________ in that it has a brownish-gray coloring around the head and neck.
European RabbitRabbitBrush RabbitHare

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