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Quiz about Animals by Alphabet  A
Quiz about Animals by Alphabet  A

Animals by Alphabet - 'A' Trivia Quiz


All the animals in this quiz are special since their names begin with letter 'a'. Can you answer these questions about them? Happy hunting.

A multiple-choice quiz by Verne47. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Verne47
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
376,772
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
870
Last 3 plays: Johnmcmanners (10/10), Jaydeealex0805 (6/10), bernie73 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. I originated in South America. In Spanish, my name means 'little armoured one'. I am covered with a leathery armour shell. Who am I? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. I'm a reptile who is native to only America and China but somehow I believe you mortals are quite disrespectful in the slangy way you use my name. Careful now or I may just be provoked into attacking you when you say, see you later... Who am I? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Hi there folks. It is clear that I'm an Arctic hare as my thick, white fur is a dead giveaway. Oh dear! Here comes Foxy, the Arctic fox; away I must go. How do Arctic hares move anyhow? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. I live in the rainforests and am the largest nocturnal primate in the world. I am referred to as the aye-aye. In which country can you find me? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. These sociable animals, though quite small in some cases are mentioned in the Bible. Which invertebrates are these that we would do well to learn from? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I've heard of the Australian mist but what kind of animal is it? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The avocet is a bird.


Question 8 of 10
8. I am an axolotl. I can be found only in a complex of lakes close to Mexico City. I am related to the tiger salamander. In which group do I belong? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. One of these dog breeds was originally bred in Germany in the late 17th century as a household ratter. They were later imported into America. Name the breed. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Farmer Joe's chicken coop is constantly being raided by a little omnivore that is very much like a mongoose or weasel. Which of these animals should he be setting a trap for? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I originated in South America. In Spanish, my name means 'little armoured one'. I am covered with a leathery armour shell. Who am I?

Answer: armadillo

Armadillos are mammals that are small to medium-sized. Although their legs are short they can still move quite quickly. Armadillos depend on their sense of smell to hunt food because their eyesight is very poor. Armadillos are great diggers. They use their claws to make burrows and hunt for food. Armadillos are used in the study of leprosy and their shells are used in the manufacture of musical instruments.
2. I'm a reptile who is native to only America and China but somehow I believe you mortals are quite disrespectful in the slangy way you use my name. Careful now or I may just be provoked into attacking you when you say, see you later... Who am I?

Answer: alligator

Alligators are one of the fastest large reptiles in the world. They belong to the same family as crocodiles but they have shorter snouts and unlike crocodiles their teeth cannot be seen when their mouths are shut. The body of an alligator is armour-plated and its colour varies from yellow to green to brown. In old age the body of the alligator becomes almost totally black.
While alligators may not immediately regard a human as prey,if provoked it may attack in self defence. If a human is in alligator territory an alligator may also attack especially if it feels threatened.
Did you know that it is believed that alligator DNA dates back to a time preceding dinosaurs? Quite interesting, I must say.
3. Hi there folks. It is clear that I'm an Arctic hare as my thick, white fur is a dead giveaway. Oh dear! Here comes Foxy, the Arctic fox; away I must go. How do Arctic hares move anyhow?

Answer: by hopping off its back legs similar to a kangaroo

The thick white hair of the Arctic hare provides it with warmth in the Arctic regions. It also acts as camouflage. The diet of the Arctic hare consists of berries, fruits and buds which it finds in the snow. Animals such as Arctic wolves foxes and polar bears are predators of the Arctic hare.

Whenever an Arctic hare senses danger it stands on its hind legs and surveys the area. It can run at extremely fast speeds when threatened.
4. I live in the rainforests and am the largest nocturnal primate in the world. I am referred to as the aye-aye. In which country can you find me?

Answer: Madagascar

The aye-aye is a species of lemur that inhabits the dense, tropical rainforests of Madagascar. It is the most unique and strangest looking lemur. As a result it was believed to be a large squirrel when it was originally discovered. Local people believe that seeing an aye-aye is very bad luck and so they kill these animals on sight as a result these animals are on Madagascar's most endangered animal species list.
5. These sociable animals, though quite small in some cases are mentioned in the Bible. Which invertebrates are these that we would do well to learn from?

Answer: ants

The social structure of ants is very complex with every ant having a job. There are worker ants and queen ants. The worker ants gather materials and food. They also nurse and care for the ant larvae. The queen ant runs the nest and is the only female ant that reproduces in her colony.
Ants are omnivorous creatures although some eat mostly herb while others eat mostly meats. It is believed that an ant can lift 50 times its own body weight. Wow!
6. I've heard of the Australian mist but what kind of animal is it?

Answer: cat

The Australian mist is mainly bred in Australia although some are being bred in the United States and the United Kingdom. These cats are a mix of Burmese and Abyssinian. Originally, they were bred to produce a short-haired cat that had a spotted coat.

These cats are known to love human companionship. They have very good temperament and trustworthy and gentle. They are also friendly with strangers.
7. The avocet is a bird.

Answer: True

Indeed, the avocet is a wading bird. It is usually seen in watery habitats close to the seacoast. The avocet frequents marshlands, wetlands and swamps. The avocet is a very distinctive looking bird with a thin, upturned beak. It uses its beak to catch food in the water.

This bird is carnivorous and mostly survives on insects as well as small invertebrates. Small fish, crustaceans and amphibians are also part of its diet.
8. I am an axolotl. I can be found only in a complex of lakes close to Mexico City. I am related to the tiger salamander. In which group do I belong?

Answer: amphibian

The axolotl spends most of its life hiding under rocks or in crevices under the bottom of the lake. Its head is flat and much broader than its body. They can regenerate damaged or detached limbs. As a result they are used in scientific experiments. These amphibians are carnivorous and feed on worms, insect larvae, fish and other meats.

This species is critically endangered as increasing levels of pollution is destroying their chances of survival.
9. One of these dog breeds was originally bred in Germany in the late 17th century as a household ratter. They were later imported into America. Name the breed.

Answer: Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher is believed to be one of the oldest dog breeds. These small dogs are active, curious and stubborn. They are playful and friendly. They also get along well with other pets. These terrier-like dogs have a monkey like expression. Their average life span is 12 years.
The Ainu dog was bred in Japan for hunting while the Afghan hound had its origin in Afghanistan and was also used for hunting. Of course the American bulldog originated in North America where it was used as a guard dog as well as for hunting.
10. Farmer Joe's chicken coop is constantly being raided by a little omnivore that is very much like a mongoose or weasel. Which of these animals should he be setting a trap for?

Answer: African palm civet

The African palm civet looks like and behaves like a cat but it is more closely related to other small carnivores such as mongooses. They live in jungles and forests in parts of Africa. They are solitary animals and only come out to hunt for food for a few hours at dawn or dusk. They live in trees and sometimes raid poultry coops for food.
Just so you know, there's no such animal as an African muu-muu. I made that one up.
Source: Author Verne47

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