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The bioregional quiz

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Whether you live near the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, the deserts of the Southwest, the Midwestern prairies, the Eastern oak-hickory or Southeastern pine forests, the marshlands and swamps of the Gulf Coast, how well do you know your region? Take the quiz and find out.

Describe the way your drinking water goes from its point of origin to your faucet.

How many days until full moon? (errors of up to two days allowed)

Describe the basic geology of the place you are living. What type of natural ground is there?

Approximately how much rain does your region get in a year?

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When was the last great fire in your region?

What kind of food was usually consumed by the ancient cultures in your region?

Name five local edible wild plants or herbs and the best time when they can be gathered.

From which direction do the storms come during winter in your region?

Where is your garbage deposition?

How long is the tillage and the harvest period in your region?

On which day in the year are the shadows shortest in your region?

When is the rut of deer and when are the fawns born?

Name five kinds of trees in your region! Are they native to your region?

Name five birds which stay the whole year and five migrant birds of your region!

Do you know the history of utilization of your countryside?

Which ecologic processes were primarily influencing your region?

Which species of your region are already extinct?

Which types of plants are prevalent in your region?

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Which spring wildflower is among the first to bloom in your region?

What is the primary source of electricity in your area?

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