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Multiple-Choice Quiz for Kids: Fun Animal Trivia Questions

Aurelio enjoys creating quizzes and puzzles that both entertain and inform.

How much do you really know about animals? Find out with this short, fun quiz!

How much do you really know about animals? Find out with this short, fun quiz!

How Much Animal Trivia Do You Know?

The following multiple-choice quiz tests your animal knowledge with 10 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 are 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.

Animal Quiz for Kids: 10 Questions

1. What type of animal is a seahorse?

A) Crustacean
B) Arachnid
C) Fish
D) Shell

2. Which of the following dog breeds is the smallest?

A) Dachshund
B) Poodle
C) Pomeranian
D) Chihuahua

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?

A) Stork
B) Swan
C) Condor
D) Albatross

5. What is the biggest animal that has ever lived?

A) Blue whale
B) African elephant
C) Apatosaurus (aka Brontosaurus)
D) Spinosaurus

6. Fill in the blank: Out of these pets, there are the most pet _____ in the U.S.

A) Birds
B) Cats
C) Dogs
D) Horses

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?

A) Mares
B) Sows
C) Cows
D) Dams

9. Which of the following animals sleeps standing up?

A) Gorillas
B) Flamingos
C) Hedgehogs
D) Ravens

10. What is the fastest water animal?

A) Porpoise
B) Sailfish
C) Flying fish
D) Tuna

Scroll down to see the answers after you've answered all the questions. Don't peek!

Scroll down to see the answers after you've answered all the questions. Don't peek!


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.


Ovirapter on August 08, 2020:

Òmģ what a super super super super magic

Hi on June 19, 2020:

I love animals

Someone on April 29, 2020:

I so love the whatever you call them like oooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!jkdjaklllllldhasj.bfjsjakjbjska..jsdnjhidii

Someone on November 08, 2019:

I love how most people say that they got 10/10 of course they did ur all so hard

milly on July 05, 2019:

got 10 out 10

Darryn Whelan on March 22, 2019:

I got 10/10

Ruby And granny on January 13, 2019:

Failed miserably (5/10)

Scales on October 16, 2018:

I got 10/10

broken girl on October 05, 2018:

i got 6

Shivika Lohia on August 17, 2018:

Fun nice interesting

Lip on August 08, 2018:

So good but should be able to tap the answers

Evy pham on August 04, 2018:

i am only 8 but i got 7 out of 10

Amogh siddu kaggalagoudar on July 08, 2018:

It was amazing.

... on April 21, 2018:

Got 9! But fun!!!

Darmandar on April 13, 2018:

10 out of 10

Andrew on November 30, 2017:

I love it

Sneha Sunny from India on April 19, 2016:

I got only 3, but this was fun!

duckboy on November 21, 2013:

I got all 10 right, but I TOTALLY guessed on 2 of them -- just got lucky!

rockstar on August 24, 2013:

all was just my left hand play

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 21, 2012:

I got 5 0f 10. Need to go back to school, Aurelio. Enjoyed the wonderful quiz though.

Sharing this on G+1. Also voted up, useful and interesting.

belleart from Ireland on August 10, 2012:

6 out of 10, not bad me thinks :)

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on April 11, 2012:

Wow! You made knowledge of animals fun! I got only 6 out of 10! Surprised to learn that female elephants are called cows!(I thought dams!) I learnt a lot in this interesting hub! Will check out your other fun quiz hubs!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared.

Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on April 05, 2012:

I'm glad that this hub reinforces your great love, primpo.

Primpo from Bayville,NJ on April 03, 2012:

I love animals, I used to get the animal safari collection to learn about all the animals I could.. I loved it.. but I have a lot I could learn, I stopped trying to learn when reality for me took over and I had to get a job!!! should have been working in a zoo. love up

Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on March 28, 2012:

I'm happy that this quiz is still providing fun for folks.

Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on March 28, 2012:

Thanks Chuck for taking the quiz. This link might help explain the zebra colors:

Linda Chechar from Arizona on March 27, 2012:

Super Hub and great questions! Only got 3 correct. :( Voted UP, interesting and useful. :)

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on March 27, 2012:

These are fun questions for kids and adults! I have bookmarked this to be done with my nieces. As always, your hubs are interesting and unique. Thank you! Voted up and awesome.

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on March 27, 2012:

Great hub as usual alocsin, but I didn't even come close. I knew a few things, such as the sailfish and the seahorse, but missed most of the other questions.

Voted up - take care


CookwareBliss from Winneconne, WI on March 27, 2012:

I just love your hubs! Always interesting and fun to read. Thanks for SHARING!

S Davies on March 27, 2012:

Well, I'm glad to know that a seahorse is not part of the spider family! That would have been a game changer for me because I like seahorses. Spiders, not so much. Cute quiz. Voted up and shared! - Sarah

Ruchira from United States on March 27, 2012:

have bookmarked it. will revert back to you once i do it with my kid...thanks :)

Chuck Nugent from Tucson, Arizona on March 27, 2012:

I guess I am with the majority here with my 50% of correct answers. At least at the time I took the test the largest group (29%)was those with 5 correct answers. I also learned a couple of things like the existence of a long living creature called a quahog, which I had never heard of before. But I am still a little perplexed about the difference between white stripes on a black base or black stripes on a white base for the zebra - I would think there would be no difference (which is what I answered) but I guess there is. LOL!

Great Hub and fun quiz

iamaudraleigh on March 27, 2012:

I need to go back to school, but it was an interesting and enjoyable hub! Voted up and everything :)

Stephanie Henkel from USA on March 27, 2012:

That was fun! I gave it to my husband who scored a 5. I cheated and looked at the answers, so didn't take the quiz, but I'm pretty sure I would have done a little better! I was surprised at the life span of the quahog!

Voted up, fun and tweeted!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on March 27, 2012:

I got 6 right! I'm still baffled about the elephant names. Aren't those already taken by other animals!? Haha! Fun quiz!!

Jes Mathias from Between New York and London on March 27, 2012:

Sailfish threw me as did the quahog. Cool and fun hub!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 27, 2012:

Well, I scored a 7. But, I learned 3 new things today! Very good hub! I like this idea. Voting up, useful and sharing on my facebook! :) Have a wonderful day!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 27, 2012:

I only scored a 6 and learned some things from this hub of yours. Voted up and interesting! Will also share so others can learn in this fun way a bit more about animals.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on February 18, 2012:

Interesting selection of questions. Cool about zebras...white on black and not the other way around. Who knew? Up and interesting.

nenytridiana from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia on February 17, 2012:

I Think I have to learn more about them. Good work alocsin! Thank you!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 17, 2012:

This is a great quiz to use before an animal unit in school.Just for fun, of course!

Sondra from Neverland on February 17, 2012:

Woo! I am with the majority in scoring 7 on the quiz :) Its not perfect but I will take it since I guessed on several hahah Great and fun Hub alocsin

iamaudraleigh on February 17, 2012:

Very creative and fun hub for all ages! I think I need to go back to elementary school!

biancaalice from Southern California on February 17, 2012:

I wish my son was old enough to do this. How cute!

L.L. Woodard from Oklahoma City on February 16, 2012:

I did the quiz alone this time, but am going to get my grand kids involved. It'll be a fun and learning experience for us. Great hub.

Thanks for SHARING.

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on February 16, 2012:

I only got two right . . . and I call myself an animal lover. Got to bone up on my animal knowledge. Fun hub!

Brett C from Asia on February 16, 2012:

Got 6 right, but not that great a score! lol ... the Zebra one was surprising though, ya learn something new everyday on here.

SHARED, tweeted, pinned, up and interesting.

Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on February 04, 2012:

Thanks for taking it, no matter what your score.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on February 03, 2012:

well I got one right.. LOL.. great hub.. take care.

Sturgeonl on January 31, 2012:

An interesting hub. My son enjoyed doing the quiz with me.