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Stinger: Quiz


Question 1: A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in ________.
NettleUnited StatesStinging nettlePakistan

Question 2: These include the modified dermal denticle of the stingray, the venomous spurs on the hind legs of the male duck-billed platypus,and even the cnidocyte tentacles of the ________.

Question 3: The main type of construction of stings is a sharp organ of offense or defense, especially when connected with a venom gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a ________.

Question 4: One species of snake, Psammophylax rhombeatus, is even known as skaapsteker (________ for sheep stinger).
English languageZulu languageAfrikaansDutch language

Question 5: in that it pierces by its own action, as opposed to ________, which pierce by the force of jaws, or thorns, which pierce by the action of the victim.
FasciaTooth (human)Head and neck anatomyTooth development

Question 6: It is extremely common in ________, and far north along the east and west coast.
South AfricaSierra LeoneMauritiusCanada

Question 7: As well, the term is sometimes applied to the fang (a modified tooth) of a ________.

Question 8: Animals with stings include ________, wasps, hornets, and scorpions - although the scorpion's sting is not homologous to that of the other three, but is rather an example of convergent evolution.
Honey beeEsoxBeeCattle

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