Social Science Questions & Answers

Social Science Questions & Answers

Which is the largest member of the wild dog family?

The biggest members of the wild dog family are timber wolves, which grow to a length of 1.4 (4 ft) and weigh about 68kg (150lb). Timber wolves generally live in packs, or groups, and patrol a territory. Within the pack there is a very definite social structure, with dominant and submissive members. Wolves communicate with each other by a complicated …

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Which is the first art gallery?

1. A place which exhibits items of art (an art museum), and 2. A place which sells art items. The oldest art museum is supposed to be housed in the Cosquer Caves, the under-water caves, near Marseilles. The caves consist of finger tracings, impressions of painted hands, and painted and engraved figures of animals. The oldest works in these caves …

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Which is the coldest continent?

‘Great God! this is an awful place,’ wrote the British explorer Captain Scott at the South Pole on January 17,1912. The average temperature at the South Pole is 500 C (580F) and the low temperatures in Antarctica are made worse by blizzards high winds that whip up powdery snow and reduce visibility to zero. The coldest weather ever recorded was …

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Which is the biggest eater in the animal kingdom?

In terms of sheer bulk, the blue whale must take the prize. Every time it takes a mouthful of shrimp-like krill, it swallows literally thousands upon thousands of individuals. When full, the blue whale’s stomach can hold as much as 2.5 tones of krill. At the other end of the scale, the pygmy shrew – just about the world’s smallest …

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Which insects build enormous mounds?

This enormous mound in northern Australia houses a termite colony. It is made of chewed up vegetable pulp mixed with earth and cemented together to form a hard protective home for the termites. Inside they live within a maze of air conditioned tunnels for they are able to regulate the temperature and humidity inside the mound. Termites are social insects. …

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