Start receiving our award-winning magazine today!

Subscribe

Invasive Species in Ohio

How Much Do You Know?

Invasive Species: Test Your Knowledge!

Test your knowledge of invasive species with our interactive Invasive Species quiz! Can you answer all of the following questions and get a perfect score?

Click on the links that you think best answer each quiz question below. Good luck!

Note: Please enable JavaScript in your web browser to use this interactive invasive species quiz.

  1. A species that occurs in the region in which it evolved is called?

    an invasive species

    an invasive species | Incorrect

    a natural species

    a natural species | Incorrect

    a native species

    a native species | Correct

    an exotic species

    an exotic species | Incorrect

  2. Why do we need to maintain native plant populations?

    Clean air and water

    Clean air and water | Incorrect

    Soil stability

    Soil stability | Incorrect

    Food and shelter for wildlife

    Food and shelter for wildlife | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  3. Ohio has 2,300 different types of plants that grow wild in Ohio. How many of these are non-native, that is, they are from another state or country?

    50

    50 | Incorrect

    150

    150 | Incorrect

    500

    500 | Correct

    1,000

    1,000 | Incorrect

  4. Why are non-native plants brought into Ohio?

    medicinal use

    medicinal use | Incorrect

    erosion control

    erosion control | Incorrect

    accident

    accident | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  5. All non-native, or exotic, plants are invasive.

    True

    True | Incorrect

    False

    False | Correct

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  6. Invasive plants are usually characterized by:

    Fast growth rates

    Fast growth rates | Incorrect

    High fruit production

    High fruit production | Incorrect

    lack of natural pests

    lack of natural pests | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  7. All invasive species are plants.

    True

    True | Incorrect

    False

    False | Correct

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  8. Zebra mussels, an invasive species that is pushing local species of freshwater shellfish to extinction, were introduced to the Great Lakes by:

    Migrating Native Americans

    Migrating Native Americans | Incorrect

    Teenagers playing a prank

    Teenagers playing a prank | Incorrect

    Ballast water (sea water that ships carry for stability and then discharge)

    Ballast water (sea water that ships carry for stability and then discharge) | Correct

    None of the above

    None of the above | Incorrect

  9. Purple loosestrife invades approximately how many acres of wetlands each year? Hint: it’s an area the size of Rhode Island!

    500,000 acres

    500,000 acres | Incorrect

    1,000,000 acres

    1,000,000 acres | Correct

    3,000,000 acres

    3,000,000 acres | Incorrect

    5,000,000 acres

    5,000,000 acres | Incorrect

  10. Each year, invasive species are estimated to cost the U.S. economy:

    $12 million

    $12 million | Incorrect

    $120 million

    $120 million | Incorrect

    $12 billion

    $12 billion | Incorrect

    $129 billion

    $129 billion | Correct

Scoring

0-2 correct: Hmmm... You still have a lot to learn. Check out the basics.

3-5 correct: You are getting there. Here are some facts about Ohio's invasives to help you do better!

6-8 correct: Nearly a pro! Check out the native alternatives to Ohio's invasive species to sharpen your skills.

9-10 correct: Excellent work! Now it's time to take action!

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings

x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Get our e-newsletter filled with eco-tips and info on the places you care about most.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

We respect your privacy. The Nature Conservancy will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address. Read our full privacy policy for more information. By submitting this form, you agree to the Nature.org terms of use.