Statistics for Animals in American History

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HintAnswer% Correct
National bird of the United StatesBald eagle
100%
Hunting this animal was an important way of life for the Plains IndiansBison
83%
State animal of California, even though the last one was shot in 1922California grizzly
83%
Davy Crockett is often depicted wearing a cap made from this animalRaccoon
74%
Prehistoric big cat, also known as a Smilodon, which was preserved in the La Brea tar pitsSabre-toothed cat
70%
Animal that said "nevermore" in the famous poemRaven
68%
Early French traders sought pelts from this animalBeaver
66%
Type of whale which sank the whaleship Essex in 1820, the inspiration for "Moby-Dick"{Sperm} whale
66%
Animal depicted on the Gadsden Flag which said "don't tread on me"Rattlesnake
65%
Animal wrongly blamed for starting the Great Chicago FireCow
64%
Animal that NASA sent into space in 1961Chimpanzee
60%
Today it's a treat, but in colonial days this "cockroach of the sea" was fed to
indentured servants and prisoners
Lobster
60%
Bird that Benjamin Franklin thought should have been chosen insteadTurkey
56%
Fish that formed a large part of the diet of the Coast Salish people of the Puget SoundSalmon
54%
Just 27 of these huge birds remained in 1987, but now there are more than 500California condor
50%
Nickname of Theodore Roosevelt's political party in 1912: Bull _____Moose
50%
"Sea-Monkeys", popularized in the 1960s, are actually this type of creatureBrine shrimp
42%
Animal that was electrocuted in 1903, which people wrongly blame on Thomas EdisonElephant
38%
Mark Twain story: "The Celebrated Jumping ___ of Calaveras County"Frog
34%
Once numbering in the billions, this bird went extinct in 1914Passenger pigeon
26%

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