Multiple-Choice Quiz: How Well Do You Know Animals?
The following multiple-choice quiz tests your animal knowledge with ten questions. Choose the correct answer for each question and then compare it with the list of answers after the test. A brief explanation as well as a relevant link is included with each answer, making this suitable for parents and kids.
Please do not search for answers on the web or look through books since this is testing personal knowledge. You can put your scores in the poll and the comments after the answers. Feel free to add any suggestions or more information in the comments, too.
1. What type of animal is a seahorse?
2. Which of the following dogs is the smallest?
3. What color are zebras?
A) White with black stripes.
B) Black with white stripes.
C) Both of the above.
D) None of the above.
4. What existing bird has the largest wingspan?
5. What is the biggest animal that has ever lived?
A) Blue whale
B) African elephant
C) Apatosaurus (aka brontosaurus)
6. What pets do more families own?
7. What animal lives the longest?
A) Ocean quahog (clam)
B) Red sea urchin
C) Galapagos tortois
D) Rougheye rockfish
8. What are female elephants called?
9. Which of the following animals sleep standing up?
10. What is the fastest water animal?
C) Flying fish
1-A. The seahorse is a bony fish with their bones on the outside of its body.
2-D. The smallest dog breed belongs to the chihuhua, who cannot weigh more than six pounds according to the American Kennel Club.
3-B. Zebras have a black base with white stripes.
4-D. The wandering albatross has a wingspan that ranges from 8 to 11.5 feet.
5-A. The blue whale is the largest animal to have lived, with recorded lengths up to 100 feet. Their average length is about 70 to 90 feet (three school buses), with an average weight of 100 to 150 tons.
6-C. As of 2017, there are about 94.2 million pet cats in the US compared to 89.7 million pet dogs. There are also 20.3 million pet birds and 7.6 million pet horses.
7-A: The ocean quahog lives up to 400 years versus the Galapagos tortoise that lives only 177 years.
8-C: Female elephants are called cows. Males are called bulls. And the babies are called calves.
9-B: Flamingos sleep standing up because the salt flats they live on are too caustic to sit down in.
10-B: The sailfish is the fastest water animal, reaching speed up to 68 miles per hour.