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 we drop every Wednesday on the MeatEater Podcast feed. This is trivia you’re not going to find in Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy, because these questions are born out of our four departments: hunting, fishing, conservation, and cooking. I’m the show’s creator and host, Spencer Neuharth.
Episode 329: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XII just published today. It features Steve Rinella, Jon Mooallem, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Hayden Sammak, and Corinne Schneider competing for the title of trivia champion. And, like always, the winner gets to choose which conservation organization MeatEater will donate $500 to on their behalf.
Here are the 10 questions from this week’s show. If you want to play along and find out the answers, then make sure you listen to the latest episode of MeatEater Trivia.
1. Conservation: The Lower 48’s first ring-necked pheasants were released in 1881 in what state? Oregon, New Jersey, Iowa, or California? 2. Hunting: What disease has the nickname “rabbit fever?” 3. Wildlife: In the year 373 BC, Greek historian Thucydides reported that prior to an earthquake, there were five types of animals that fled the city. Name one of them. 4. Cooking: Banned for import by the USDA in 1971, this Scottish dish is traditionally made by mixing organ meat with oatmeal and then boiling it in an animal’s stomach. What is it? 5. Conservation: Name one of the five biggest private landowners in America. 6. Bowfishing: What phenomenon causes fish to appear closer to the surface because of how light changes direction when it meets water? 7. Hunting: This is an audio question. Listen to the podcast to play along. 8. Wildlife: This animal is the world’s 6th heaviest land mammal and 11th deadliest animal for humans. What is it? 9. Fishing: This legendary fishing lure invented in 1910 has a unique name that was intentionally misspelled so that it wouldn’t offend religious anglers. What is it? 10. Public Lands: There are five states with multiple National Grasslands. Name two of those states.