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Quiz about 15 Land Animals with 3 Letter Names
Quiz about 15 Land Animals with 3 Letter Names

15 Land Animals with 3 Letter Names Quiz


Quick! How many land animals can you think of that have three-letter names? If you can't name fifteen, this quiz may help.

A multiple-choice quiz by jcpetersen. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
jcpetersen
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
379,276
Updated
Oct 18 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
14 / 15
Plays
5149
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 163 (14/15), Guest 81 (14/15), Guest 148 (15/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. Living on every continent except Antarctica, these colonizing insects might be kept in farms, and are sometimes uninvited guests at picnics. What insect is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 2 of 15
2. These animals are closely related to humans, and they're practically family to Tarzan. Unlike monkeys, they do not have a tail. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 3 of 15
3. This is a venomous snake, commonly believed to be used by Cleopatra to end her life. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 4 of 15
4. While this could refer to a long feathery scarf worn around the neck, this animal is a non-venomous constrictor snake. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 5 of 15
5. Worshiped in ancient Egypt, these animals are a common house pet can help eliminate rodents. Depending on which country you live in, a black one crossing your path may be bad or good luck. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 6 of 15
6. This 3-letter word can be used to refer to a mature adult female of several different types of animals, but is usually used for cattle, especially dairy cattle. In nursery rhymes, they jump over the moon or wander into corn. What animal is this?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 7 of 15
7. You don't have to be familiar with "The Sound of Music" to know that this animal is "a deer, a female deer". What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 8 of 15
8. This canine animal is often considered "man's best friend". What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 9 of 15
9. This 3-letter word can refer to two related, but different animals. In Eurasia, it's the same animal as a moose in North America. In North America and eastern Asia, this "benevolent and protective" animal is also an antlered animal, smaller than a moose but larger than a deer. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 10 of 15
10. Similar to an ostrich, this is a large flightless bird native to Australia. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 11 of 15
11. Roald Dahl thought these animals were fantastic. Others think that they are quick, brown, and jump over lazy dogs. However, most of them are red, or at least reddish-orange. What animal is this?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 12 of 15
12. It's not news to computer programmers that a wildebeest is not Unix. But what animal's name is an alternate name for a wildebeest?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 13 of 15
13. If you search your computer's memory, you'll find that this word is used for a male goat or sheep, including ones with big horns. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 14 of 15
14. Non-scientifically speaking, these animals are similar to mice, only much bigger. What rodent is this?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)
Question 15 of 15
15. Don't talk back! This is a large ox-like creature with long, thick hair. It is found in the Himalayas, Tibet, Mongolia, and even parts of Russia. What animal is it?

Answer: (One Word, 3 Letters)



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1. Living on every continent except Antarctica, these colonizing insects might be kept in farms, and are sometimes uninvited guests at picnics. What insect is it?

Answer: ant

Only about 12,500 of the estimated 22,500 species of ants have been classified.

Ant farms, popular in the 1950s through 1970s, are educational toys allowing people to monitor ants as they survive in a controlled environment. In the late 1990s, a transparent gel to be used in ant farms instead of soil was developed to enable ants to be studied in space. This ant gel contains nutrients, allowing for easier care and greater visibility of the insect inhabitants.
2. These animals are closely related to humans, and they're practically family to Tarzan. Unlike monkeys, they do not have a tail. What animal is it?

Answer: ape

Scientifically speaking, apes refer to two different families of animals: the Hylobatidae, or lesser apes, consists of several species of gibbons; and the Hominidae, or greater apes, consists of orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Humans are part of the Hominidae family but are not considered apes.

Most apes are rare or endangered, generally due to loss of habitat. However, since 1990, the Ebola virus has been the most significant threat to apes.

The fictional character Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan first appeared in "Tarzan of the Apes", serialized in "All-Story Magazine" in 1912.
3. This is a venomous snake, commonly believed to be used by Cleopatra to end her life. What animal is it?

Answer: asp

Although Cleopatra may have committed suicide by asp according to Shakespeare, a 2010 scientific article concluded that she drank poison instead.

The "asp" of ancient Egypt was probably what modern people would call the Egyptian cobra. A symbol of royalty, the venom was used as a means of execution as it was believed that the snake provided a dignified death.
4. While this could refer to a long feathery scarf worn around the neck, this animal is a non-venomous constrictor snake. What animal is it?

Answer: boa

Boas and pythons are both large constrictor snakes. However, one major difference is that pythons lay eggs while boas have live births.

Feather boas (although they can be made of yarn or fur) are worn as a scarf, and date back to at least the 1820s.
5. Worshiped in ancient Egypt, these animals are a common house pet can help eliminate rodents. Depending on which country you live in, a black one crossing your path may be bad or good luck. What animal is it?

Answer: cat

In 2004, a 9,500-year-old grave was discovered in Cyprus that contained the remains of both a human and a cat.

In Egypt, the goddess Bastet (Bast, Ubaste, or Baset) was depicted as a cat or with a cat head. While Bastet was a war goddess prior to the unification of Egypt (c. 3000 BC), she evolved into more of a protector goddess.

In the USA, black cats are considered bad luck while the UK sees them as bringing good luck.
6. This 3-letter word can be used to refer to a mature adult female of several different types of animals, but is usually used for cattle, especially dairy cattle. In nursery rhymes, they jump over the moon or wander into corn. What animal is this?

Answer: cow

Cows were domesticated about 5,000 years ago. There are over 900 different breeds of cows in the world.

Contrary to popular opinion, cows do not have four stomachs. They have a single stomach with four digestive compartments: the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. The rumen is the largest compartment, holding up to 50 gallons of partially digested food. Fermentation occurs here and the "cud" is sent back up to the mouth to be re-chewed. The reticulum traps indigestible material (like stones or metal), and the omasum serves as a filter. The abomasum works like a human stomach.
7. You don't have to be familiar with "The Sound of Music" to know that this animal is "a deer, a female deer". What animal is it?

Answer: doe

In "The Sound of Music" (1959), Maria uses the song "Do-Re-Mi" to teach the notes of the musical scale to the Von Trapp children.

In English, while many deer can be referred to as doe (female) and buck (male), these are not universal terms. For some larger deer, the female may be called a cow, and the male called a stag or bull. For a red deer, the female is a hind and the male a hart.
8. This canine animal is often considered "man's best friend". What animal is it?

Answer: dog

There were several dogs among the animals aboard the RMS Titanic when she sank. In fact, some of the dog owners had planned a dog show for April 15, 1912. Unfortunately, the ship sank the night before.

Only three animals survived the sinking, all small dogs who made it into the lifeboats with their owners. These dogs were a Pekingese called Sun Yat Sen, owned by Henry and Myra Harper, a Pomeranian owned by Margaret Bechstein Hays, and another Pomeranian owned by Elizabeth Rothschild.
9. This 3-letter word can refer to two related, but different animals. In Eurasia, it's the same animal as a moose in North America. In North America and eastern Asia, this "benevolent and protective" animal is also an antlered animal, smaller than a moose but larger than a deer. What animal is it?

Answer: elk

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE, the Elks Lodge, The Elks) was founded as a social club in 1868, and has evolved into a fraternal, charitable, and service organization.

The three largest members of the deer family are the elk, moose, and sambar (found in India and southeast Asia).
10. Similar to an ostrich, this is a large flightless bird native to Australia. What animal is it?

Answer: emu

The roles of the male and female emus during mating and breeding may seem unusual. Females court the males, and male emus will sit on the eggs to incubate them. After mating, the females will often leave the nest and look for another mate.

The males will not eat during the eight weeks it takes to incubate the eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the male will defend and raise the chick for 6-7 months.
11. Roald Dahl thought these animals were fantastic. Others think that they are quick, brown, and jump over lazy dogs. However, most of them are red, or at least reddish-orange. What animal is this?

Answer: fox

"Fantastic Mr Fox" (1970) was a children's book by Roald Dahl (1916-1990). It has been made into both an opera (1998) and a stop-motion animated film (2009).

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." is perhaps the best known pangram in English. A pangram is a sentence or phrase that uses every letter in an alphabet at least once.

The most common species is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes).
12. It's not news to computer programmers that a wildebeest is not Unix. But what animal's name is an alternate name for a wildebeest?

Answer: gnu

There are two species of gnus (pronounced "news"), both located in eastern and southern Africa. The blue wildebeest, or brindled gnu (Connochaetes taurinus), has a larger territory while the black wildebeest, or white-tailed gnu (C. gnou) has a smaller territory in the south. Some territory is shared.

GNU (a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix!") is an operating system that is like Unix, but is free and does not contain any Unix code. Development of GNU was publicly announced in 1983.
13. If you search your computer's memory, you'll find that this word is used for a male goat or sheep, including ones with big horns. What animal is it?

Answer: ram

Random-access memory (RAM) is a type of data storage used for computers. The first historical use was the Williams-Kilburn tube (1946-47).

Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) have large horns, which can weigh up to 10% of their total body weight (30 pounds out of 300 pounds, or 14 kg out of 140 kg). These sheep are native to North America and are found west of the Mississippi in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
14. Non-scientifically speaking, these animals are similar to mice, only much bigger. What rodent is this?

Answer: rat

While "true rats" are from the genus Rattus, many other small mammals are called rats, such as pack rats or kangaroo rats.

The province of Alberta in Canada is the largest inhabited area on Earth that has no true rats. (It does have native bushy-tailed wood rats which are a different species.) The lack of access by sea, remote location, inhospitable environment, predators, and an aggressive control program keep the area free of rats.
15. Don't talk back! This is a large ox-like creature with long, thick hair. It is found in the Himalayas, Tibet, Mongolia, and even parts of Russia. What animal is it?

Answer: yak

"Yakety Yak" was a 1958 single by The Coasters, with the refrain "Yakety yak; don't talk back."

Most yaks are domesticated, however there is a small population of wild yaks.

Yak racing is a traditional event in parts of Tibet and Mongolia.
Source: Author jcpetersen

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