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Basenjis-Dogs of Another Era Trivia Quiz


This quiz is all about our favorite breed of dog, the Basenji!

A multiple-choice quiz by bcbasenjis. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
bcbasenjis
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
234,705
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1027
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Question 1 of 10
1. What continent are Basenjis native to? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of the following is NOT an AKC recognized color of a Basenji? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following is NOT a trait of Basenjis? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the following is NOT a physical characteristic of a Basenji? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of the following do Basenjis most commonly excel at? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. According to the most current research, approximately back to what time period can Basenjis be traced? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What are Basenjis primarily used for in their native land? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of the following is true about the first Basenji to arrive in America? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which hereditary disease threatened the Basenji to near extinction in the early 1980s? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What of the following is true about Basenjis? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What continent are Basenjis native to?

Answer: Africa

Basenijis are primarily found in the Congo region of Central Africa.
2. Which of the following is NOT an AKC recognized color of a Basenji?

Answer: trindle and white

A Trindle is a tri-colored Basenji with black stripes on its tan spots. They do exist, but are not recognized by the AKC. The 4th recognized color is tri-colored (black, tan, and white).
3. Which of the following is NOT a trait of Basenjis?

Answer: They do not shed

Basenjis do shed, but it is small, fine hairs. Contrary to popular belief, all dogs shed to a certain extent, but some are better than others.
4. Which of the following is NOT a physical characteristic of a Basenji?

Answer: They are longer than they are tall

A correct Basenji should be "square." They should be the same length as height.
5. Which of the following do Basenjis most commonly excel at?

Answer: Lure Coursing

Although very intelligent and super fast, they are very independent. Therefore, agility and obedience are not their strong suits. Most Basenjis are not water lovers.
6. According to the most current research, approximately back to what time period can Basenjis be traced?

Answer: Ancient Egyptian

Basenjis are still seen in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Their history may go further back to the Stone Age.
7. What are Basenjis primarily used for in their native land?

Answer: Hunting

Basenjis are extremely rare, in that they hunt by sight AND sound. They are extremely fast and agile, and can hunt almost anything.
8. Which of the following is true about the first Basenji to arrive in America?

Answer: He was a stuffed Basenji for a museum exhibit

Although they weren't the first Basenjis in America, in 1941, two Basenjis actually did stow away with a shipment of gorillas from the Congo region.
9. Which hereditary disease threatened the Basenji to near extinction in the early 1980s?

Answer: Fanconi Syndrome

The situation became so dire that, in 1987, several Basenji lovers traveled back to Africa to collect more Basenjis, to widen the gene pool with healthy dogs.
10. What of the following is true about Basenjis?

Answer: They only go into heat once a year

Basenjis average 5 to 6 puppies per litter. Basenjis do not require C-sections, unless there are delivery complications. Basenjis are born with their coloring and markings.
Source: Author bcbasenjis

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