The Ultimate Humane Society Quiz

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The Ultimate Humane Society Quiz
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About This Quiz

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) works to save, protect or rescue the thousands of animal species in danger around the world through legislation, educational programs and more. Learn about the good works performed by thousands of dedicated volunteers by taking our quiz.
"Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," is the motto of _____ .
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) works to save, protect or rescue animal species around the world.
The Pet Society of the United States
The Cat and Dog Society of the United States

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The Humane Society helps animals in:
circuses
rodeos
both of the above
HSUS provides help for animals involved in rodeos, racing, circuses, zoos, research, hunting, food, fashion, puppy mills and aquariums, to name a few.

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HSUS sponsors legislation to outlaw cruelty to all:
animals
The HSUS sponsors legislation in the local and national legislatures that outlaws cruelty to animals.
humans
primates

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The first organization formed in the United States to help and protect animals was:
the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded in 1866, was the first organization formed in the United States to help and protect animals.
the Organization for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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The priority of the American Humane Association (AHA) was to help _____ animals.
farm
During the 1860s and 1870s, several humane organizations to help animals came into existence in the United States. In 1877, 27 of these organizations joined together to form the American Humane Association (AHA), whose priority was to help farm animals and improve the conditions of their lives.
zoo
circus

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The Humane Society of the United States is a breakaway organization of the:
American Humane Organization
American Humane Society
American Humane Association
In 1954, the Humane Society of the United States was founded as a breakaway organization, when some members of the American Humane Association disagreed with policies implemented by the association.

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Which kinds of animal rights legislation has been passed in the United States as a result of HSUS activities?
legislation that protects endangered species
Because of HSUS activities, the United States government and other governments have passed animal-rights legislation that protects endangered species and makes it illegal to treat research animals inhumanely.
legislation that protects animals rights to live anywhere they choose
legislation that protects animals rights to marry anyone they choose

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Which HSUS program focuses on the importance of spaying and neutering your pet?
"Be a P.A.L. (Prevent a Litter)"
The HSUS program that focuses on educating people of all ages on the importance of spaying and neutering pets is the "Be a P.A.L. (Prevent a Litter)" campaign.
"Shame of Fur"
"End Dogfighting"

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The HSUS Wildlife _____ Trust was established to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.
forest
land
In 1995, the HSUS established the HSUS Wildlife Land Trust to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.
habitat

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The HSUS is based in which United States city?
Seattle
Chicago
Washington, D.C.
The HSUS is based in Washington, D.C., and operates with the help of more than 500 paid staff members and nationwide volunteers. It has nine regional offices, eight affiliates and an international branch.

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From where does the HSUS get its operating budget?
donations
fundraising
both of the above
The HSUS gets its operating budget from donations and fundraising. It had a total revenue of more than $100 million in 2006, with more than $91 million coming directly from public support.

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The Cleveland Armory Black Beauty _____, located in eastern Texas, provides sanctuary for injured or mistreated animals.
ranch
The Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch, located in eastern Texas, provides sanctuary for more than 1,300 injured or mistreated animals.
farm
habitat

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Which HSUS program provides free veterinary services to animals in need?
The Rural Volunteer Veterinary Services
The Rural Free Veterinary Services
The Rural Area Veterinary Services
The Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) gives veterinary care to animals in need. In 2006, around 1,000 volunteer veterinarians and students provided veterinary services to more than 40,000 animals.

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As a result of efforts by Humane Society International, the European Union recently banned the trade of:
cat and dog fur
As a result of efforts by Humane Society International, the European Union recently banned the trade of cat and dog fur as well as elephant ivory.
monkey and bear fur
mink and sable fur

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Which HSUS awards are given to members of the entertainment community who bring animal issues to the public's awareness?
The Russell and Burch Award
The Humane Awards
Genesis Awards
Genesis Awards are awarded to members of the entertainment community who bring animal issues to the public's awareness.

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Which HSUS awards are given to members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives who sponsor animal-friendly legislation?
The Russell and Burch Award
The Humane Awards
The Humane Awards are awarded to members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives who sponsor animal-friendly legislation or to businesses that adopt animal-friendly practices.
Genesis Awards

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Which HSUS award is given to educators who design academic classes related to animals?
The Animals and Society Course Awards
The Animals and Society Course Awards are awarded to educators for excellence in the design and presentation of academic classes related to animals.
The Joseph Wood Krutch Medal
The Russell and Burch Award

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Local humane societies that meet the standards of the HSUS receive benefits that include:
training programs
educational programs
both of the above
Local humane societies that affiliate with the HSUS and meet their high standards receive benefits that include an assortment of training programs, classroom support for educational programs in schools, as well as fundraising and other financial assistance.

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Which of the following animal rights groups is affiliated with the HSUS?
the Rosemary Clooney Animal League
the Betty White Animal League
the Doris Day Animal League
The HSUS supports many animal rights groups and is affiliated with eight organizations including the Doris Day Animal League, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the Humane Society Youth, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society University, the Fund for Animals, the Center for Respect of Life and Environment and the Wildlife Land Trust.

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Which state's Humane Society got into trouble as a result of unlawful practices relating to euthanized animals?
Colorado
In 2007, the Colorado Humane Society got into trouble after an investigation revealed the shelter euthanized several animals and discarded their bodies in the dumpster behind the building. This was not in accordance with accepted HSUS policy, which calls for burial or cremation.
Hawaii
Kansas

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