Multiple-Choice Quiz for Kids: Fun Animal Trivia Questions
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 and a relevant source link is included with each answer, making this activity suitable for parents and kids.
Please do not search for answers on the web or look through books, since this quiz is meant to test your personal knowledge. You can put your scores in the poll and in the comments at the bottom of the article. Feel free to add any suggestions or more information in the comments, too.
10 Animal Trivia Questions
1. What type of animal is a seahorse?
2. Which of the following dog breeds 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. Fill in the blank: Out of these pets, there are the most pet _____ in the U.S.
7. Which of these animals lives the longest?
A) Ocean quahog (clam)
B) Red sea urchin
C) Galapagos tortoise
D) Rougheye rockfish
8. What are female elephants called?
9. Which of the following animals sleeps standing up?
10. What is the fastest water animal?
C) Flying fish
1—C. The seahorse is a bony fish. Their bones are located on the outside of their bodies.
2—D. The smallest dog breed is the chihuahua. According to American Kennel Club standards, chihuahuas should not weigh more than six pounds.
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 ever 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—B. A 2017–2018 survey from the American Pet Products Association found that there were about 94.2 million pet cats in the U.S. compared to 89.7 million pet dogs. There were also 20.3 million pet birds and 7.6 million pet horses.
7—A. The ocean quahog lives up to 400 years. For comparison, the longest-lived Galapagos tortoise was recorded at 177 years old.
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 for them to sit down.
10—B. The sailfish is the fastest water animal, reaching speeds up to 68 miles per hour.