Quiz about FunTrivia Animals Mix Vol 7
Quiz about FunTrivia Animals Mix Vol 7

FunTrivia Animals Mix: Vol 7 Trivia Quiz


A mix of 10 Animals questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
409,255
Updated
Jun 24 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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547
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1. Which of the following colourful creatures is NOT able to swim? Hint

Bluehead wrasse
Blue whale
Blue jay
Bluefin tuna

2. What beautiful insect is known for its migration from Mexico to Canada during spring and summer and back to Mexico again in the autumn? Hint

Army ant
Monarch butterfly
Bumblebee
Cockroach

3. Why are rats always chewing things? Hint

They enjoy destruction.
They need to wear down their teeth, which never stop growing.
They are addicted to the sensation of chewing and will become agressive if they can not chew things.
They can obtain nutrients from the shavings they create.

4. A mantis is a type of insect: what holy action do they 'do'? Hint

Praying
Kneeling
Blessing
Confessing

5. I do not have scales. I was born in the Sargasso Sea, but live most of my life in freshwater. As a youngster I was known as an elver. I'm paired with cucumber in the sushi roll known as unakyu. What am I? Hint

Norwegian skate
Spanish mackerel
American eel
Japanese sturgeon

6. What easily recognized duck, with a worldwide distribution, is the antecedent of all domestic ducks other than the Muscovy? Hint

Wood duck
Teal
Mallard
Donald duck

7. The frog Brachycephalus didactylus is known for being one of the smallest frogs in the world, at a little less than ten millimeters (2/5 inches). Which continent is it from? Hint

Australia
Africa
South America
North America

8. The lineage of this breed of dog seemed more clearly defined than the reason for its name. What medium to large, short-haired dog, that was developed in Germany, had several explanations for its name - yet some did relate to pugilism? Hint

Poodle
Borzoi
Dachshund
Boxer

9. Sepia apama, the world's largest cuttlefish species, is known by what common name? Hint

Goliath cuttlefish
Stumpy-spined cuttlefish
Mahogany cuttlefish
Giant cuttlefish

10. A palmiped's feet are more commonly called what? Hint

Webbed
Palms
Hands
Three Toed


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following colourful creatures is NOT able to swim?

Answer: Blue jay

The blue jay is a bird, native to North America, known for its intelligence and noisy behaviour. The bluehead wrasse and bluefin tuna are both fish, while the blue whale is a marine mammal.

Question by player stedman
2. What beautiful insect is known for its migration from Mexico to Canada during spring and summer and back to Mexico again in the autumn?

Answer: Monarch butterfly

Unable to overwinter as larvae or pupae like other butterflies, the monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way seasonal migration in the same way birds do. There are two populations in North America, Eastern and Western. The monarch butterflies of the Eastern population (east of the Rocky Mountains, that is) spend the winter in Mexico, then migrate into Texas and the Southern Plains states. From there they advance toward the Great Lakes, and by early summer they reach Canada and northeastern United States. Beginning in September, the butterflies go back the way they came.

Although you may find monarch butterflies in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or even New Zealand, they probably arrived there blown by storms or transported by humans, and they are not part of this annual migration.

Question by player gracious1
3. Why are rats always chewing things?

Answer: They need to wear down their teeth, which never stop growing.

All rodents have teeth that grow continuously throughout their lifetimes.

Question by player rattiemama
4. A mantis is a type of insect: what holy action do they 'do'?

Answer: Praying

It's known as the praying mantis because its front legs make it look like it's praying.

Question by player ROIdude
5. I do not have scales. I was born in the Sargasso Sea, but live most of my life in freshwater. As a youngster I was known as an elver. I'm paired with cucumber in the sushi roll known as unakyu. What am I?

Answer: American eel

The freshwater eel is justifiably famous as a food fish. Entire restaurants in Japan are devoted to its preparation. Jellied eels are a traditional food of England, being pretty much what it sounds like: bits of eel in fish-flavored Jello. And although it has fallen out of favor in the U.S., eel could be considered America's first fish: when Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to forage for food in their new homeland, the first lesson was how to catch eels.

Question by player grubthrower
6. What easily recognized duck, with a worldwide distribution, is the antecedent of all domestic ducks other than the Muscovy?

Answer: Mallard

The male's striking iridescent green head makes the bird familiar worldwide. The female has the same color on a wing patch. The mallard is easily domesticated although it remains quite wary when being hunted.

Question by player Aedan57
7. The frog Brachycephalus didactylus is known for being one of the smallest frogs in the world, at a little less than ten millimeters (2/5 inches). Which continent is it from?

Answer: South America

Brachycephalus didactylus, also known as the Brazilian gold frog, inhabits rain forests in South America. This frog is also sometimes known by the misnomer "Izecksohn's Toad", even though it is not a toad.

Question by player WeirdAlLover
8. The lineage of this breed of dog seemed more clearly defined than the reason for its name. What medium to large, short-haired dog, that was developed in Germany, had several explanations for its name - yet some did relate to pugilism?

Answer: Boxer

It was the playful, inquisitive, devoted, fearless and outgoing Boxer. Most sources agreed the breed was developed in Germany during the mid-nineteenth century. Yes, the breed was "developed"; that is, two or more breeds were cross-bred to establish certain characteristics in their offspring that would then "breed true"; or, their offspring would consistently display those characteristics.

Although, the image of two dogs rising on their hind legs to "box" (or, jab with their front paws) might be amusing it is unlikely that was the origin of the breed's name.

As mentioned in the question, there was no definite reason why the breed became known as "Boxer". One source mentioned the German word "boxl" (roughly translated into English as "short trousers") was used to describe the breed because the dogs were bred to be shorter than the Bullenbeisser - one of the breeds in their lineage - and the term "boxer" was a mispronunciation of that word. For more information about the Boxer you may refer to and/or contact one of these breed registries - among others: American Canine Association Inc., American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, Continental Kennel Club, Federation Cynologique Internationale, United Kennel Club

Question by player cowboybluedog
9. Sepia apama, the world's largest cuttlefish species, is known by what common name?

Answer: Giant cuttlefish

The Giant cuttlefish is endemic to coastal waters of Australia, found as far north as Moreton Bay in Queensland and in Western Australia as far north as Ningaloo Reef. Mass spawning occurs in the Spencer Gulf from May to June. They feed on fishes, crabs and other crustaceans; its porous internal structure is made of aragonite and is known as cuttlebone, which is given to caged birds as a source of calcium.

Question by player VegemiteKid
10. A palmiped's feet are more commonly called what?

Answer: Webbed

A palmiped is a web footed creature, generally applied to birds. The term derives from the Latin for palm footed.

Question by player muzzyhill3
Source: Author FTBot

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