1. We need some interesting, fun, challenging quiz questions from experts.

Dear Colleagues,

Put on your quiz hats! As our team works to build an Open Tree of Life for professionals we are also working on a educational version of the tree for the everyone else, meaning educators, students, and the public in general.

This public site will have a fun quiz to test people's knowledge of evolution, and we need questions for it!

SAMPLE QUESTIONS:

Easy:
• Sponges fall within which major group on the tree of life? (animal, plant, bacteria)
• Which are mushrooms more closely related to: (animals, red algae or plants?)
• How many origins of life were there on Earth? (1, 2, 3)

Medium:
• Which organisms represent the greatest biomass on Earth?
(bacteria and archaea, mammals, fish)
• How many major groups of organisms are represented in a ham sandwich? (1, 2, 3)
• Genes (i.e. portions of genomes) yield the same estimate for the ToL? (Yes, No, Sometimes)

Expert:
• The top 10 infectious agents on earth appear where on the tree? (bacteria only, in both bacteria and eukaryotes, in both bacterial and archaea)
• Each gene sequenced and analyzed yields the very same answer for the ToL? (Yes, No, Sometimes)

You can submit up to three questions with this form, but feel free to submit more by starting a new one!

(Also, please join the conversation through our blog (opentreeoflife.com) email (opentreeoflife@googlegroups.com), twitter (opentreeoflife) or wikipage (http://opentree.wikispaces.com/).

Thank you!


FIRST QUESTION (THEY MUST BE MULTIPLE CHOICE AND OFFER THREE OPTIONS).

* How tough is your question?

* What's your question?

* Correct answer (Feel free to explain. So the ham sandwich answer would be: Three: Plants (wheat, lettuce, tomato), Animal (ham, egg (mayo) and Fungi (yeast for bread)

* First fake answer (this is multiple choice, so think of two other answers to fool people!)

* Second fake answer

* I want to ask another question.

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