Animals Quiz 1

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1. What can a tiger and a puma do, that a cheetah cannot?

2. Plus or minus two, how many teeth does a dog have?

3. Syncerus caffer is the Latin name for which animal?

4. Which animal can be found on the following countries flags:
    a: Midway islands
    b: Western Australia
    c: Canary Islands (Clue: it's not what you first think)
    d: Fiji
    e: Bermuda
    f: Rhodesia 
    g: Andorra
    h: Bolivia

5. A QUAGGA is an extinct animal that was a distant cousin to which animal that exists today?

6. The critically endangered Bumblebee Bat of Thailand is the smallest mammal. Plus or minus five millimetres, how long is one typically?

7. According to Chinese folklore, each animal is associated with certain personality traits, and those born in the year of which animal are intelligent, independent and free-spirited?

8. Which animal has the most teeth at any one time, 252 in total?

9. Which are the only other animals besides humans that get pleasure out of sex?

10. True or false: Hamsters can blink each eye independently.

11. Which animal sleeps with one eye open?

12. What does a carpophagus animal feed on?

13. The eyes of which animal have rectangular pupils?

14. What animal's eye is larger than its brain?

15. What animal can sleep for three years but only mates once, for twelve hours?

16. Do mosquitos have teeth?

17. Dogs have sweat glands in their nose and where else?

18. For how many days does a typical mayfly live?

19. Hooded and Carrion are varieties of which bird?

20. How many claws does a Housecat have in total?


1. Retract it's claws

2. 42

3. Buffalo, or more specifically, the Cape Buffalo.

4. Eight Answers:
    a: Albatross
    b: Swan
    c: Dog
    d: Dove
    e: Lion
    f: Antelope
    g: Cow
    h: Llama

5. Zebra - Zebra in Latin is "Equus Quagga"The quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra, which was once found in great numbers in South Africa's Cape Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State. It was distinguished from other zebras by having the usual vivid marks on the front part of the body only. In the mid-section, the stripes faded and the dark, inter-stripe spaces became wider, and the hindquarters were a plain brown. The name comes from a Khoikhoi word for zebra and is onomatopoeic, being said to resemble the quagga's call.

6. 35mmIt is 1.5 to 2g in weight, about the weight of a Canadian or U.S. dime. However, the Etruscan Pygmy Shrew is the smallest mammal by mass, though it exceeds the Bumblebee Bat in skull size.

7. Horse

8. Dolphins (specifically to our example, the Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin). Crocodiles have around 3000 teeth over their lifetime but never more than 120 at any one time.

9. Dolphins

10. True

11. Dolphin, again!

12. Fruit

13. Goat

14. The Ostrich

15. The Snail

16. Yes

17. Paws

18. One

19. Crow

20. 18

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