Bing Homepage Quiz Answers (9/18/2022): 18 September 2022
1: This thicket of bamboo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Land of the Rising Sun. Where are we?
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, also called the Sagano Bamboo Forest, is located near the banks of the Katsura River on Honshu, the biggest and most populous of Japan’s major islands. Because Japan is situated at the eastern edge of Asia on most world maps, it’s often referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun.
The correct answer is Japan.
2: The Arashiyama Grove is located in what ancient Japanese city, once the capital?
The grove is located in the village of Sagano on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital city. Kyoto was mostly spared from bombing during World War II, so many of its old structures remain. It is considered the center of higher learning and culture in Japan and is home to numerous Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, formal gardens, and palaces.
The correct answer is Kyoto.
3: Bamboo makes up almost the entire diet of what animal?
A Giant panda
The leaves and shoots of the bamboo plant make up 99% of a panda’s diet, even though technically pandas are carnivores. Because bamboo is relatively low in nutrients, pandas must eat 20-30 pounds daily. All that bamboo still provides little energy to pandas, so they tend to lead a sedentary life with a low metabolism.
The correct answer is Giant panda.