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Winter Hibernation Quiz: Which Animal Are You?


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JL
- 572 days ago - sierraclub.typepad.com
Take our quiz to find out which animal you most resemble and learn some cool facts about the critters who enjoy winter siestas.



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JL A. (272)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 8:52 pm
12/03/2012
Winter Hibernation Quiz: Which Animal Are You?

BearFor humans, life goes on as usual during the winter, but that's not the case for a few of our furry and not so furry animal friends. Some animals hibernate during the winter as a response to the lack of food and warmth their geographical environment offers during this cruel season. Do you ever wish you could take a very long nap when the going gets tough?

Take our quiz to find out which animal you most resemble and learn some cool facts about the critters who enjoy winter siestas.

Quiz: Which Animal Are You?

1. There's a snowstorm blowing about outside. You're warm and cozy in your bed. You feel like you could probably sleep for...

a. 100 days without waking up.

b. 148 consecutive hours.

c. 60-80 days without waking up.

d. 150 days, only waking up periodically to relieve yourself.



Box Turtle2. You're with family and friends in an old, rustic cabin that has an outhouse located about 15 feet from the front porch. Nature calls, but it's dark and gloomy out there, not to mention freezing. You'd rather...

a. Hold it and hope that your body eventually creates its own form of recycling waste.

b. Grin and bear it! Hype yourself up to run out there, do your business, and come back as quickly as possible.

c. Find a sink or bathtub inside the cabin.

d. Find a bucket, keep it in your room, and dispose of it once the storm has cleared.



3. In-laws and relatives are coming to your home for some holiday cheer. You're nervous about this reunion; therefore, you stock up on your favorite comfort food to prepare yourself for the event. You start chomping on...

a. A bowl full of carbohydrate-rich berries.

b. A fresh plate of assorted nuts, seeds, fruits, and the occasional insect.

c. Nothing. You cope better on an empty stomach.

d. A spread of vegetative stuffs: alfalfa, dandelions, clovers, and some grass.



Ground Squirrel4. You just bought a new home, but sadly, it still needs to be insulated. You have nowhere else to go, except the following hotels. You choose...

a. A snug cave or rock crevice.

b. A burrow dug beneath the soil's surface.

c. A pile of mud in deep water.

d. A deep den in the ground with a dirt-covered door.


5. Amid the craziness of outdoor holiday shopping in New York City, your body temperature:

a. Drops from 100 degrees Fahrenheit to a steady 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

b. Drops from 100 degrees Fahrenheit to below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

c. Changes frin 86 degrees Fahrenheit to 37-44 degrees Fahrenheit.

d. Goes from 98 degrres Fahrenheit to 38 degrees Fahrenheit.


Woodchuck6. After present wrapping, Christmas tree decorating, and eggnog making, you sit relaxed in front of your fireplace and your heart rate...

a. Goes from 55 to 10 beats per minute.

b. Slows down to 6 beats per minute.

c. Drastically changes from 40 beats per minute to 1 beat every 10 minutes.

d. Slows down to 4 beats per minute.


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Vicky P. (462)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:16 pm
cute
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:34 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Vicky because you have done so within the last week.
 

Nicole W. (629)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:33 am
I'm a bear/groundhog :-) thanks JL
 

Bob P. (425)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:40 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:16 am
Thanks. For a good portion of my life I hated winter and wished I could hibernate all of Jan & Feb and half of March. I guess I am strange as most people tolerate winter less as they get older, but I actually prefer winter now to summer (and I have never participated in winter sports). I really couldn't answer the questions truthfully with the choices given.....I would have to say "none of the above".
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:46 am
You are welcome Bob, Nicole and Olivia. I often don't like the way survey or poll questions are written either Olivia.
 

Sue H. (7)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:45 am
It seems that I am an "eclectic winter survivor"! Thanks for this.
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:10 am
Fun! (Bear here, but I'll pass on eating the occasional insect.)
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:44 am
You cannot currently send a star to Sue because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Joe because you have done so within the last week (you're forgiven for passing on the insects).
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:54 am
Thanks J.L. for the fun but informative post. I'm a Groundhog with one North American Turtle trait. Read and noted with a smile.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:11 am
You're welcome John. I like learning mixed with fun, too. I also suspect on most scales that categorize traits most people are not "purely" in any single category used--a useful reminder when it comes to labels of all kinds.You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:55 am
Noted. I'm a bear. This was fun. Thanks so much, JL.
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 12:18 pm
I am a survivor. This was fun. Thank you.
 

monka blanke (74)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:13 pm
It seems I'm a Ground-Squirrel, thanks.
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:54 pm
Questions about my temperature and heartbeat, I had no idea about. So I just gessed.
Groundhog, is okay with me.
 

Joanne Dixon (35)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:54 pm
Half Ground Squirrel, half eclectic. Not a surprise really. :-)
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:46 pm
I'm a bear ! :)
 

aj E. (163)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:09 pm
fun, sharing :)
 

Kay M. (354)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:22 pm
cute.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:28 pm
Fun. Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:32 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Christeen because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to monka because you have done so within the last week.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:51 pm
ground hog...Like that extra day to hibernate in when it's leap year!
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:53 pm
How fun was that!!! Now gotta go or hold it?
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:13 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Gloria because you have done so within the last week.
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:14 pm
Thanks J.L. A! Love quizes...Stars flying on this and forwarding for fun!!! More Please!
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:29 pm
Oh SPAM SPAM anyone want SPAM~~~ Got the taste in my mouth from SPAM!!! SO FLAGGED!!!! BOTH ADS. This happens when any news goes to front page. OK My Flag did NOT GO THROUGH ON I9...not switching to firefox to flag this, but when I go there I will ABSOLUTELY FLAG!!!
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:31 pm
Thanks Mm--I had the same trouble flagging in Firefox.
 

Dianne D. (453)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:15 pm
I'm varied.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:43 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 6:04 am
Fun. I'm all over the place so must be a Varied Hare!
 

Ruth S. (313)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:16 am
This was fun, I am a Bear.
 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 10:16 am
d
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:53 pm
Good to know,thanks.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:21 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Samir because you have done so within the last week.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:28 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Ruth because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Ro because you have done so within the last week.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:30 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dianne because you have done so within the last week.
You are welcome Kerrie.
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Tanya W. (41)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:43 am
Noted thanks.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:34 am
You are welcome Tanya
 
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