Wisconsin Sea Grant Frogs: Answers to the Jumping Frog Quiz

1: Frogs are found only in North America.

False. Frogs live all over the planet; on every continent except Antarctica.


2: Frogs can be helpful to humans.

True. Scientists have discovered chemical compounds in the skin secretions of frogs that might be made into powerful drugs -- everything from strong painkillers to possible treatments for the most deadly cancers.


3: All frogs make croaking noises that sound something like "ribbit."

False. Frogs make an amazing number of sounds -- some peep, some bleat like sheep and some even sound like pigs!


4: Frogs can be dangerous to other animals and even to humans.

True. Many species of frogs produce a toxic, mucous-like substance on the surface of their skin. A predator that tastes this poison will spit out the frog, avoiding what would have been a bad-tasting and dangerous meal.


5: To escape their predators, frogs run away.

True. Most frogs escape danger by retreating from their predators.


6: Some frogs live in the desert.

True. Some frog species live in the desert and can survive without water for long periods of time.


7: A frog's long tongue is rolled up inside its mouth.

False. The long tongue of frogs and toads is actually folded in half when stored in the mouth.


8: Frogs hibernate in the winter.

True. Many species bury themselves underground, sometimes in the mud at the bottom of a frozen-over pond.


9: Some frogs can freeze solid, then thaw out and hop away.

True. Wood frogs and spring peepers can survive even after two-thirds of their body mass freezes!

 

Congratulations! You have finished the Jumping Frog Quiz!

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

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