The Ultimate Internet Hunting Quiz

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The Ultimate Internet Hunting Quiz
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The controversial practice of Internet hunting lets you hunt wild animals from your computer, with the help of a remote-controlled rifle and a camera. Many U.S. states have banned Internet hunting, which opponents say is not about hunting, but about cold killing. Take this quiz to learn more about the pros and cons of Internet hunting.
In which did year did Internet hunting come into existence?
2005
Internet hunting was first started by a Texas rancher in 2005 to provide remote hunters with access to game animals on his ranch.
2006
2007

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Which of these is an important tool used in Internet hunting?
remote-controlled helicopter
remote-controlled rifle
A remote-controlled rifle, of various calibers, is the weapon used in Internet hunting.
remote-controlled car

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Which of these hunting activities resembles Internet hunting most?
duck hunting
fox hunting
canned hunt
Internet hunting is similar to the canned hunt, in which animals are similarly keep inside a pen, so that they are easy to kill.

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What type of hunter did the founder of Internet hunting thought would benefit most from this form of hunting?
disabled people
The founder thought that remote-controlled hunting would benefit disabled people.
rich people
Wall Street people

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How many U.S. states have banned Internet hunting?
more than 40
more than 30
So far, more than 30 states have banned the practice, including Texas, where it originated.
more than 10

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Which among these is a main reason people disapprove of Internet hunting?
depletion of wild animals
expensive cost
use of remote-controlled guns
Opponents say the use of remote-controlled guns leads to a desensitization to death.

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Which was the first state to ban Internet hunting?
Virginia
Virginia was the first and was soon followed by Texas, where Internet hunting started.
California
Alaska

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Which U.S. organization is pushing for a federal ban on Internet hunting?
The U.S. Audubon Society
The U.S. Humane Society
The U.S. Humane Society is actively pushing for a ban, saying it's an inhumane practice.
The U.S. Red Cross Society

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Which of these organizations campaigns against Internet hunting?
National Military Wives Association
National Hunters' Association
National Rifle Association
Even the National Rifle Association (NRA) campaigns against it and led the lobby for banning the practice in Virginia.

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In which year was a bill against Internet hunting introduced in the U.S. Senate?
2007
A bill was introduced in the Senate in 2007. A similar bill is going through the procedures in the Congress as well.
2008
2009

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Which is another reason activists are seeking a federal ban on Internet hunting?
The Internet is under federal jurisdiction.
The Internet is both interstate and international in scope.
Another important reason is that the Internet is both interstate and international in scope.
The Internet is an international subject.

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How many states do not have laws against cruelty to pets?
21
14
7
Only seven U.S. states have no laws against cruelty to pets.

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Which state has no laws against cruelty to pets, but bans Internet hunting?
Utah
Utah is one of only seven US states that has no laws against cruelty to pets, but it nevertheless bans Internet hunting.
New Mexico
Florida

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What hunting method is cited by supporters of Internet hunting as similar to it?
The way hunters use rifles in the hunt.
The way some hunters conceal themselves in blinds.
Supporters say the way that some hunters conceal themselves in blinds is equivalent to Internet hunting. They say if a hunter can hide in a blind, Internet hunting is no different.
The way hunters use cameras to find animals.

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What demographic other than disabled persons may find Internet hunting beneficial?
seamen
doctors
military personnel
Other than disabled persons, military personnel may also benefit from long-distance, Internet hunting.

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Other than remote hunting services, what other service do Internet hunting providers provide?
taxidermy
Some Internet hunting providers also offer taxidermy facilities, meat processing and a DVD recording of the session.
photo-sharing
social networking

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According to animal activists, what hunting tradition is violated by Internet hunting?
first come, first served
fair chase
They say Internet hunting violates the long-time hunting tradition of "fair chase," which involves the hunter's physical presence in the field.
first kill

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Which organization is against Internet hunting, although it supports hunting exotic animals?
Diners' Club
Sierra Club
Safari Club International
The Safari Club International, which supports the hunting of exotic trophy animals, opposes Internet hunting.

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How is traditional hunting better than Internet hunting?
nurture companionship
While Internet hunting is a solitary, remote activity, many traditional hunters use hunting as way to nurture companionship and as a time to share with friends. They also see regular hunting as an opportunity to get away from civilization and enjoy nature.
save money
improve health

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What is also a reason why many states are banning Internet hunting?
Internet hunting leads to a decrease in sale of firearms.
Internet hunting requires no previous knowledge of local and state laws regarding hunting or wildlife.
Many states are concerned that, since Internet hunting requires no previous knowledge of local and state laws regarding hunting or wildlife, all types of animals may be in danger of being hunted by remote control.
Internet hunting is killing local businesses.

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