Spiders by StahlhutJ

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

WhitmireS
The Cheops close at half past five.


Quiz Description

This quiz is (literally and figuratively) about everyone's favorite (?) eight-legged neighbors. In deference to arachnophobes -- and to the smith's lack of enthusiasm for dealing with images -- there are no images of spiders in this quiz.

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1 LuskT 428 97 00
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3 UllspergerA 393 86 00
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4 PlotkinD 363 80 00
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5 MeyerS 346 75 00
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6 SpraragenM 283 69 00
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7 BoyerA 282 61 00
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7 ChrisRosenberg 282 61 00
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9 minarik15 277 52 00
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10 RichmondJ 267 47 00
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11 KingJA 260 41 00
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12 LairdM 201 36 00
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13 JonesRW 189 27 00
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13 PolinskyL 189 27 00
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15 LongD 178 19 00
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16 creedofhubris 141 13 00
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17 MoyseyC 114 8 00
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18 BartholowJ 86 2 00
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Questions:

A many-eyed yellow cartoon spider named Kwincy, inexplicably equipped with antennae, is among the title group of characters in what iOS and Android GAME, released in 2014 by Rovio spinoff Seriously Digital Entertainment?

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BEST FIENDS

The grass spiders (Agelenidae), common in most of the world, build sheet webs connected to a typically shaped retreat. Australian spiders in the genus Atrax belong to a different family, and, unlike grass spiders, are dangerously venomous to humans. What COMMON NAME is shared by these two groups of spiders?

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FUNNEL WEB or FUNNEL WEAVER

Name any TWO of the three spiderlings who remained behind to keep Wilbur the pig company after the death of their mother, Charlotte A. Cavatica.

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JOY, ARANEA, NELLIE

Insects in the family Pompilidae prey on spiders, and one group, the tarantula hawks, do pretty much what their name suggests they do. These insects belong to what taxonomic ORDER?

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HYMENOPTERA

If Spider-Man were anatomically correct, his web shooters would be on his butt, not his wrists. This is because Peter Parker's silk-shooting gadgets take the place of what silk-producing spider ORGANS?

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SPINNERETS

The pesky brown recluse spider of the southern and central U.S. has a distinctive cephalothoracic mark, which is responsible for some of its other common names. What OBJECT does this mark resemble?

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VIOLIN or FIDDLE

Though they are not true arachnids, the sea-dwelling arthropods of the family Limulidae are much more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to the more distant relatives their common name suggests. What is the COMMON NAME of these blue-blooded animals, which have remained anatomically similar to their 450-million-year-old ancestors?

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HORSESHOE CRAB

The Australian redback and New Zealand katipo spiders both belong to the genus Latrodectus. What is the COMMON NAME of their best-known North American relative, L. mactans?

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BLACK WIDOW

Soon after skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich was killed in a 1976 shooting incident, Lorne Michaels was pressured to apologize on-air for an SNL sketch in which a female singer "accidentally" shoots each competitor in the midst of a freestyle competition. Name Sabich's CELEBRITY DOMESTIC PARTNER, who wielded the gun and was later convicted of criminal negligence.

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Claudine LONGET

The respiratory organs of many arachnids consist of stacks of tissue that have a folded appearance, which maximizes their surface area. What NAME is given to these structures?

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BOOK LUNGS

"Look, he's crawling up my wall/Black and hairy, very small/Now he's up above my head/Hanging by a little thread." Name BOTH this TITLE CHARACTER and the BAND whose bass guitarist wrote these lyrics and performed the vocals.

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BORIS the Spider, The WHO

What THREE-LETTER WORD, derived from a Middle English noun, is no longer used as a synonym for "spider", but is still familiar to anyone who does the dusting in little-used corners?

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COB