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Scientists believe the earliest insects lived how long ago?
 408 to 438 million years ago
 108 to 128 million years ago
 1 to 3 million years ago
 1 billion years ago
Which of these is NOT a benefit of edible insects?
 Easy to gather and eat insects from your yard.
 Insects are rich in protein and iron.
 Fewer resources are needed to raise insects.
 They're a possible solution to world hunger.
In this country you can find food vending machines offer packets of zebra tarantulas, chocolate-covered grasshoppers, and rhinoceros beetles.
The world's top three insect-eating countries are all located in this region.
Edible insects may be the answer to feeding a growing population. In 2021 the Food Aid Foundation said hunger affects how many people worldwide?
 One out of every 9 people.
 One out of every 19 people.
 One out of every 29 people.
 One out of every 39 people.
Somewhere around 900,000 different kinds of living insects are known. This represents approximates WHAT PERCENT of the world's species?
 80 percent
 50 percent
 39 percent
 68 percent
Which of these statements is true?
 All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs.
 All insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.
 Bugs and insects are 100 percent the same thing.
 Ladybugs and June bugs are true bugs -- duh, their names say
Crickets are favorites among those farming insects. How long does it take for a cricket to reach maturity?
 8 weeks
 2 weeks
 12 weeks
 18 weeks
Chapulines are commonly eaten in certain areas of Mexico. What are they?
 Fried grasshoppers
 Roasted crickets
 Raw mealworms
 Canned termites
Worldwide, what is the most popular edible insect?
Shellac is a protective coating used to give some fruit, vegetables, and candies a shiny appearance. Where does shellac come from?
 Excrements of the female lac insect
 It's a hydroxy fatty acid produced by certain plants
 It's a manmade substance
 It comes from honeycomb
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has guidelines that allow a certain number of insect parts in our food. Which of these EXCEEDS those "acceptable" levels?ls?
 Up to 10 fly eggs in a small glass of orange juice
 30 or more insect fragments in a teaspoon of ground allspice
 120 or more aphids or mites in one cup of frozen broccoli
 60 or more insect fragments in one half cup chocolate
Entomophobia is the fear of insects. Roughly what percent of the U.S. population suffers from entomophobia?
 6 percent
 61 percent
 26 percent
 46 percent
Edible insects are typically rich in all these nutrients except for one. Which is it?
 Vitamin C
 Vitamin B12
Beyond edible items, many cricket producers sell insect poo and shed exoskeletons as fertilizer. What is this excrement called?
 Cricket doo
It takes about 1,799 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. How much water does it take to produce one pound of crickets?
 1 gallon
 2 gallons
 26 gallons
 1 tablespoon
More than 2,100 species of insects are currently eaten in approximately how many countries?
The Bible includes stories about John the Baptist eating insects. What type of insects were on his menu?
 Locusts with honey
 Bees wrapped in palm leaves
 Termites roasted over an open flame
 Scorpions with coriander