WONDER #2597: What is a Murder Hornet?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Murder hornets’ stingers are a quarter of an inch long.
  2. Murder hornets aren’t usually dangerous for people, but they may be a threat to North America’s honeybees.
  3. To protect bees, everyone should put out baited traps that will catch murder hornets before they find hives.
  4. Murder hornets are native to many parts of Asia.

Question 2 of 3

Which is another name for murder hornets?

  1. Stinging wasps
  2. Asian giant hornets
  3. Vespa mandarinia
  4. Both b and c

Question 3 of 3

Which is NOT a way beekeepers can help protect their hives?

  1. Spray pesticides in their yards
  2. Place hornet traps over the hive entrance
  3. Set up baited traps
  4. Hire people to swat Asian giant hornets away with tennis rackets

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-is-a-Murder-Hornet.