Multiple-Choice Quiz: How well do you know animals? (Try it by yourself or with kids.)

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© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.

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.

Seahorse | Source
Chihuahua | Source
Albatross | Source
Quahog from Narragansett Bay
Quahog from Narragansett Bay | Source

1. What type of animal is a seahorse?

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

2. Which of the following dogs 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. What pets do more families own?

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

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?

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

9. Which of the following animals sleep standing up?

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

10. What is the fastest water animal?

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


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 2007, about 37 percent of U.S. households owned dogs while 32% owned cats. However, there are 81.7 million cats and only 72.1 million dogs.

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.

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Sturgeonl 4 years ago

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

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for taking it, no matter what your score.

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

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.

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

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

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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

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.

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biancaalice 4 years ago from Southern California

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

iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

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

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

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

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

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

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nenytridiana 4 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

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

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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

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

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

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.

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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

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!

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jacharless 4 years ago from Between New York and London

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

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

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!

iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

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

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Chuck 4 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

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

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

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

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SMD2012 4 years ago

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

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CookwareBliss 4 years ago from Winneconne, WI

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

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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

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


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

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.

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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

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

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

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

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

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

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primpo 4 years ago from Ocean County New Jersey

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

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

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

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

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.

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belleart 4 years ago from Ireland

6 out of 10, not bad me thinks :)

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

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.

rockstar 3 years ago

all was just my left hand play

duckboy 3 years ago

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

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Sneha Sunny 7 months ago from India

I got only 3, but this was fun!

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