This is MeatEater Trivia, the only game show where conservation always wins.
If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s a bonus podcast that we launch every Wednesday on the MeatEater Podcast feed. These are trivia you won’t find on Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy, because these questions come from our four departments: Hunting, Fishing, Conservation, and Cooking. I’m the show’s creator and host, Spencer Neuharth.
Episode 329: Let’s play, idiots! MeatEater Trivia XII has just been released today. Features Steve Rinella, Jon Mooallem, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Hayden Sammak, and Corinne Schneider vying for the title of trivia champion. And, as always, the winner gets to choose which conservation organization MeatEater will donate $500 to on their behalf.
Here are the 10 questions on this week’s show. If you want to play along and find out the answers, be sure to listen to the latest episode of MeatEater Trivia.
1. Conservation: The Lower 48’s first ring-necked pheasants were released in 1881, in which state? Oregon, New Jersey, Iowa or California?
2. Hunting: What disease is nicknamed “rabbit fever”?
3. Wildlife: In 373 BC, the Greek historian Thucydides reported that before an earthquake, there were five types of animals that fled the city. He names one of them.
4. Cook: Banned from importation by the USDA in 1971, this Scottish dish is traditionally prepared by mixing organ meat with oatmeal and then boiling it in the stomach of an animal. What is?
5. Conservation: Name one of the five largest private landowners in the United States.
6. Bow Fishing: What phenomenon causes fish to appear closer to the surface because light changes direction when it hits water?
7. Hunting: This is an audio question. Listen to the podcast to follow the game.
8. Wildlife: This animal is the sixth heaviest land mammal in the world and the eleventh deadliest animal for humans. What is?
9. Fishing: This legendary fishing lure invented in 1910 has a unique name that was intentionally misspelled so as not to offend religious anglers. What is?
10. Public Lands: There are five states with multiple national grasslands. Name two of those states.