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Esox: Quiz


Question 1: The name of the Soviet Shchuka class submarines, active during the ________, is derived from "Shchuka" - Russian for "pike".
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 2: the modern Swedish name for the pike, gädda, the Danish "gedde", the Norwegian "gjedde" and ________: geadais).
Scottish peopleScottish GaelicScotlandScots language

Question 3: Pikes are also known to prey on swimming ________.

Question 4: They will also prey on insects and ________ such as newts or frogs in times when their usual food is scarce, and occasionally on small mammals like moles or mice when caught water-borne.

Question 5: Pike angling as a key part of general coarse fishing is becoming an increasingly popular pastime in the UK and ________.
Western EuropeEastern EuropeBalkansEurope

Question 6: The species of this genus are known as pike and pickerel, and in ________ they are usually called lucy.
Swedish heraldryPolish heraldryGerman heraldryHeraldry

Question 7: Pliny uses the ________ form esox in reference to a large fish in the Rhine normally identified with lax (salmon).
LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin

Question 8: The big pike species are native to the Palearctic and Nearctic ecozones, ranging across northern North America and from Western Europe to Siberia in ________.
EurasiaContinentAfricaSouth America

Question 9: The type species is E. lucius, the ________.
MontanaNorthern pikeBrook troutUnited States

Question 10: In the Finnish ________, Väinämöinen creates a kantele (string instrument) from the jawbone of the pike.
Finnish mythologyGerman languageFinlandKalevala


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