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Quiz about My Menagerie
Quiz about My Menagerie

My Menagerie Trivia Quiz


I've had a few different pets over the years. Here are a few questions about them.

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
362,862
Updated
Jun 04 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2817
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. For the first four years of my life, my family rented a house on a farm (the owners had built a new house on the property). I suppose their pigs weren't really my pets, but *I* thought they were!

Which of these is not a breed of domestic pig?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. After my family built a house on a new property, my dad took up beekeeping as a hobby. He let me help out sometimes!

Which of these is not found in a beehive?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Living in the country, we thought it would be great if we could have our own source of fresh eggs. We acquired a rooster and a hen that were black-and-white-striped. I called them my zebra chickens!

What breed of chicken was this, that happened to be named for early American colonists?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. We had a few dogs over the years, but the one I remember best was our collie, who my parents named Sterling (I don't know why - she wasn't silver, and didn't look anything like Manitoba Premier Sterling Lyon).

Where was the collie breed developed?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. My favorite pet growing up was our cat, Suzie. She was a Persian / Siamese mix, and the friendliest, cuddliest cat I have ever owned (or should I say owned me).

Are cats omnivores?


Question 6 of 10
6. My sister was responsible for the two horses we had for the few years we had them. They were a lot of upkeep, but were definitely nice to have.

If a horse's front legs have knees, what do their hind legs have?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. At various times in my life I have had an aquarium full of fish, mostly to act as an eerie sort of night light. My favorites were always the neon tetras, of which we invariably had many.

Are neon tetras saltwater or freshwater fish?

Answer: (One Word (freshwater or saltwater))
Question 8 of 10
8. Probably the most annoying pet I ever owned was a cockatiel. Don't get me wrong - it was a beautiful bird, I just couldn't handle the twittering after a while.

Where is the natural habitat of the cockatiel?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. My first ever reptile came when I had a family of my own with three young boys. We got a white-lined gecko from the local pet shop.

What other name are white-lined geckos known by?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. It turns out cats like lizards almost as much as small rodents. After our gecko was killed, we got a new lizard - a bearded dragon.

Which of these descriptors matches bearded dragons?
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1. For the first four years of my life, my family rented a house on a farm (the owners had built a new house on the property). I suppose their pigs weren't really my pets, but *I* thought they were! Which of these is not a breed of domestic pig?

Answer: Texas Longhorn

The Texas longhorn, of course, is a cattle breed, and most definitely not a domestic pig.

There are hundreds of breeds of domestic pigs that originate in many different places around the world. I don't actually remember what breed(s) our landlords had on their farm, I just remember them being really smelly!
2. After my family built a house on a new property, my dad took up beekeeping as a hobby. He let me help out sometimes! Which of these is not found in a beehive?

Answer: Knight bee

Your basic beehive has three types of bees: worker bees (they're female) do all the work - gather up the pollen, make honey, repeat; a queen bee, who is responsible for the laying of eggs; and drones (male) who exist only to service the queen bee. There is only ever one queen per hive. When a new one is born, it will form its own hive when grown.

We quit with the beekeeping after my mom developed an allergy to bee stings.
3. Living in the country, we thought it would be great if we could have our own source of fresh eggs. We acquired a rooster and a hen that were black-and-white-striped. I called them my zebra chickens! What breed of chicken was this, that happened to be named for early American colonists?

Answer: Plymouth Rock

Specifically, they would have been Barred Plymouth Rock chickens. Originally the breed was all barred in colouring, but over time other Plymouth Rock breeds were also developed, not all of them barred. The breed has always been popular (it was developed in 1849) due to its dual purpose (good for eggs AND meat) and good temperament.

The funny story is that while they were chicks, I kept them in an old aquarium in my room... they got out overnight and I woke up with one standing on me, and one dead underneath me. I ran to my neighbour's to get a replacement, hoping that my parents wouldn't find out.
4. We had a few dogs over the years, but the one I remember best was our collie, who my parents named Sterling (I don't know why - she wasn't silver, and didn't look anything like Manitoba Premier Sterling Lyon). Where was the collie breed developed?

Answer: Scotland / England

Scotland and Northern England, to be a little more precise. Developed as herding dogs, this popular breed (many types) has spread all over the globe. It should be noted that not all dogs that fit within the collie breed actually carry the collie name.

I could have sworn our dog was Lassie - she looked just like her!
5. My favorite pet growing up was our cat, Suzie. She was a Persian / Siamese mix, and the friendliest, cuddliest cat I have ever owned (or should I say owned me). Are cats omnivores?

Answer: No

Cats are carnivores. You may catch them chewing on grass or catnip from time to time, but the reality of a cat's existence is that if it doesn't have meat in some form, it will die. Dogs are omnivores; they CAN survive on a non-meat diet, but they still prefer and do well with meat, too.

Our Suzie was no exception. The problem with trying to share a house with cats and other small rodent-like pets is that you always have to watch that the cat doesn't eat them.
6. My sister was responsible for the two horses we had for the few years we had them. They were a lot of upkeep, but were definitely nice to have. If a horse's front legs have knees, what do their hind legs have?

Answer: Hocks

From the bottom up on the hind legs, a horse has hooves, coronets, pasterns, cannons (like shins), hocks (like knees), chestnuts, gaskins (like thighs) and stifles. There are a lot of other body parts that I won't get to naming, but suffice it to say that horses are magnificent creatures.

I was a naughty boy, sometimes. I would sit on our deck with our .117 calibre air rifle and shoot at our horses (about 50 yards away), making them spook and run around their corral.
7. At various times in my life I have had an aquarium full of fish, mostly to act as an eerie sort of night light. My favorites were always the neon tetras, of which we invariably had many. Are neon tetras saltwater or freshwater fish?

Answer: Freshwater

Neon tetras are native to blackwater streams in Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Their blue and red iridescent colouring make them popular aquarium fish. In the wild they can live up to ten years, but in aquariums their lifespan is halved.

What I always liked best about neon tetras was the fact that the fish is transparent!
8. Probably the most annoying pet I ever owned was a cockatiel. Don't get me wrong - it was a beautiful bird, I just couldn't handle the twittering after a while. Where is the natural habitat of the cockatiel?

Answer: Australia

Cockatiels are native to Australia and are one of the most popular birds kept for pets around the world! They are the smallest members of the cockatoo family, and are distinguished by their long tail feathers and a colorful yellow crest that can be raised when startled or excited, or laid flat when angry or hostile.

I ended up getting a friend to 'birdsit' for me when I was away from home for a summer working, and the poor thing died while I was away (I've since forgiven my friend).
9. My first ever reptile came when I had a family of my own with three young boys. We got a white-lined gecko from the local pet shop. What other name are white-lined geckos known by?

Answer: Skunk geckos

Many species of gecko have the ability to cling to smooth surfaces by means of settae on the pads of their feet (van der Waals forces). The white-lined (or skunk) gecko's natural habitat is in the warm climates of India, Indonesia, New Guinea, Palau, and the Solomon Islands.

The problem with being able to cling to walls is that geckos can escape their terrariums, if not properly contained. Ours managed to escape on a few occasions.
10. It turns out cats like lizards almost as much as small rodents. After our gecko was killed, we got a new lizard - a bearded dragon. Which of these descriptors matches bearded dragons?

Answer: Diurnal omnivores

The bearded dragon gets its name from its ability to flare out the skin around the throat when it is threatened or territorial. It is native to the arid regions (woodlands and deserts) of central Australia, and enjoys an omnivorous diet. Its spiny ridges give it a fierce look that matches its name.

We fed our beardie a regular diet of crickets, lettuce, chopped bits of fruit and meat, and when he got big enough, pinky mice.
Source: Author reedy

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