Animals Trivia Quiz
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Hyraxes are small furry mammals of Africa and South Asia, whose diet consists of plants and fruit. Oddly enough, the nearest relatives of the hyrax among other mammals are the:
In the famous Warner Brothers cartoons, a fast-moving bird called a “road runner” makes life difficult for a not-so-wily coyote. The real road runner is actually a type of:
Which is the anteater?
Like anteaters, all four of the following animals have long snouts and long sticky tongues for eating insects such as ants and termites. However, only one is actually a member of the anteater family. Which is it?
Which of the following animals is the giant panda most closely related to?
What type of animal is a “grison”?
B) Domestic — any small house pet
C) Mythical — combining an eagle’s head and wings with a serpent’s body
D) South American — a relative of the weasel
The height of flight
The record for the highest-flying bird was set when:
B) Geese were seen above Mt. Everest at over 8,840 m (29,000 ft.)
C) A duck collided with an airplane at 6,400 m (21,000 ft.)
D) A black-poll warbler flock was observed at 4,880 m (16,000 ft.)
The natural gait of horses, and many other animals, is trotting, in which the legs are advanced in diagonal pairs. Pacing, in which the legs on one side advance together, is natural to only a few animals, such as the camel, the cat and the…
You know you’re an animal when…
Which of the following is true of all animals?
B) They are less intelligent than humans
C) They are mobile
D) All of the above
Cow of the frigid sea
In 1741, an unknown marine mammal nearly as big as a killer whale was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Steller, sailing with Captain Bering on a North Pacific voyage. Steller’s sea cow, as the creature came to be called, was:
B) Hunted to extinction within 27 years
C) Never seen again
D) Too tough and sinewy to hunt profitably
Food for worms
Most commercial silk fiber is produced by silkworms, a kind of caterpillar native to China. The silkworm is a fussy eater; in fact, it dines on nothing but:
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