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1

The three front-fanged venomous snakes of the Sonoran Desert in the Elapidae family are: 

a.  Yellow-bellied sea snake, West Mexico coral snake, Sonoran coral snake.

b.  Western diamond-backed rattlesnake, Sonoran coral snake, Coachwhip.

c.  Yellow-bellied sea snake, West Mexico coral snake, Black-tailed rattlesnake.

d.  Western diamond-backed rattlesnake, Black-tailed rattlesnake, Sidewinder.

 

a.  Yellow-bellied sea snake, West Mexico coral snake, Sonoran coral snake.

2

 The solenoglyphous dentition is found in which of the following snakes?

a.  Kingsnake.

b.  Rattlesnake.

c.  Coral snake.

d.  Hog-nosed.

 

b.  Rattlesnake.

3

The proteroglyphous dentition is found in which of the following snakes?

a.  Kingsnake.

b.  Rattlesnake.

c.  Coral snake.

d.  Hog-nosed snake.

 

c.  Coral snake.

4

The kind of locomotion used in soft, sandy substrate is:

a.  serpentine.

b.  rectilinear.

c.  concertina.

d.  sidewinding.

 

d.  sidewinding.

 

5

Which two snakes are front-fanged snakes of the Crotalidae (pit viper) family?

      a.  Coral snake and rattlesnake.

      b.  Cantil and rattlesnake.

      c.  Rattlesnake and sea snake.

      d.  Gopher snake and kingsnake.

    b.  Cantil and rattlesnake.

6

Rattlesnake rattles make noise due to the tiny piece of loose bone inside each rattle segment.

a. True        b. False

 

False

7

Primary components of snake venom are enzymes and proteins.

a. True        b. False

 

True

8

The best thing to do in the event of a venomous snakebite is to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

a. True        b. False

 

True

9

Snake venom can be primarily divided into hemotoxic and neurotoxin components.

a. True        b. False

 

True

10

The most common rattlesnake on museum grounds is the western diamond-backed rattlesnake.

a. True        b. False

 

True

11

A rattlesnake gains a rattle segment every time it sheds its skin.

a. True        b. False

True

12

The number of rattles determines the snake’s age.

a. True        b. False

 

False

13

Rattlesnakes always rattle before they strike.

a. True        b. False

 

False

14

Baby rattlers are more dangerous than adults.

a. True        b. False

 

False

15

Rattlesnakes always travel in pairs.

a. True        b. False

 

False

16

Only sidewinders move by sidewinding.

a. True        b. False

 

False

17

Rattlesnakes lay eggs.

a. True        b. False

False

18

Rattlesnakes are born with a pre-button which is considered part of the rattle.

a. True        b. False

True

19

Rattlesnakes must be coiled in order to strike.

a. True        b. False

False

20

Rattlesnakes must eat live food.

a. True        b. False

 

False

21

A triangle-shaped head means it is a rattlesnake.

a. True        b. False

 

False

22

Infrared-sensing pits are found in rattlesnakes and some boas/pythons.

a. True        b. False

True

23

A rattlesnake bite is an automatic death sentence if you don’t get antivenom.

a. True        b. False

False

24

Coral snakes, sea snakes and rattlesnakes are venomous reptiles.

a. True        b. False

 

True

25

Venom is composed mainly of enzymes; 10-12 people die in the US each year from snakebite. There is  approximately 1 death every other year in Arizona. 

a. True        b. False

 

True

26

The key characteristics of the Sonoran coral snake are white head and pattern on back same as on belly.

a. True        b. False

 

Fasle

27

Arizona has 13 species of rattlesnakes because it has a great climate for snakes and a variety of habitats.

a. True        b. False

True

28

“Red touch yellow harmful fellow, red touch black friend of Jack” is the best way to identify a venomous snake.

a. True        b. False

False

29

Check the snake(s) that resemble(s) the coral snake.

______ Variable Sand Snake.

______ Lyresnake.

______ Shovel-nosed snake.

______ Coachwhip.

______ Ring-necked snake.

______ Mountain kingsnake.

___X___ Variable Sand Snake.

_______ Lyresnake.

___X___ Shovel-nosed snake.

_______ Coachwhip.

_______ Ring-necked snake.

___X___ Mountain kingsnake.

30

Check the pharmaceutical product(s) produced/developed utilizing venom components.

______ Antivenom.

______ Byetta.

______ Ancrod.

______ Angiotensen.

______ Aggrastat.

___X___ Antivenom.

___X___ Byetta.

___X___ Ancrod.

_______ Angiotensen.

___X___ Aggrastat.