Quiz about The Majestic Wolf
Quiz about The Majestic Wolf

The Majestic Wolf Trivia Quiz


Are you passionate about wolves, or just taking a passing interest? Either way, this quiz about grey wolves should be interesting and informative. I hope you enjoy testing your knowledge of this truly incredible creature!

A multiple-choice quiz by Charleyy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Charleyy
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
306,399
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. What name is given to the most subservient, lowest-ranking wolf in the pack? Hint

The alpha wolf
The omega wolf
The beta wolf
The underdog

2. When the female has pups she leaves the pack and looks after them on her own, not returning until the pups are old enough to travel and hunt with the pack.

True
False

3. Why do wolves howl? Hint

To make sure rival packs know they're there.
All of these.
To call together separated members of the same pack.
Because they enjoy it.

4. What adaptation do wolves have to make it easier for them to walk on snow? Hint

Light-weight bones to stop them from sinking.
They run so fast across the snow that they don't sink.
None - they avoid heavily snowed areas.
Broad paws to spread their weight evenly.

5. Which of these animals is unlikely to scavenge from a wolf's dinner (at least until the wolf is long gone)? Hint

Grizzly bear
Coyote
Bald eagle
Red fox

6. Which types of bird do wolves seem to have a special relationship with? Hint

Ravens and crows
Bald eagles and ospreys
Bluejays and pigeons
Owls

7. Wolf/dog hybrids make excellent pets that are more intelligent and easier to train than traditional domestic dogs.

True
False

8. Discipline and hierarchy are very important to keep the pack running smoothly, so dominant wolves need to keep the others in line. Threats are divided into two groups: "low intensity" and "high intensity". Which of these is a HIGH INTENSITY threat? Hint

Staring directly into another wolf's eyes.
Threatening to bite.
One wolf placing his forelegs on another wolf's back to raise himself above him.
Standing across a lying-down wolf so he can't get up.

9. Packs that primarily hunt moose and caribou tend to be less territorial than those which primarily hunt smaller animals.

True
False

10. If a moose is being chased by a wolf, would jumping into a river help it to get away?

Yes
No


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What name is given to the most subservient, lowest-ranking wolf in the pack?

Answer: The omega wolf

Wolf packs are led by an alpha male and his mate, the alpha female. Wolves will usually mate for life.
2. When the female has pups she leaves the pack and looks after them on her own, not returning until the pups are old enough to travel and hunt with the pack.

Answer: False

Although the Alpha female is the only one who's allowed to bear pups, the whole pack helps to look after them. All of the adult females produce milk so they can suckle the pups, while the males vie for babysitting roles and protect the den from predators such as brown bears.
3. Why do wolves howl?

Answer: All of these.

Howling is the most iconic symbol of the grey wolf and of wilderness in general, capable of sending a shiver down anyone's spine. Did you know that when several wolves are howling together, they all howl at different pitches? If you replicate the pitch of a wolf's howl, it will quickly switch so that no two pitches are ever alike.

It is thought that this is to enable rival packs to hear exactly how many wolves there are howling.
4. What adaptation do wolves have to make it easier for them to walk on snow?

Answer: Broad paws to spread their weight evenly.

A full-grown wolf's paw is about the size of a large man's fist.
5. Which of these animals is unlikely to scavenge from a wolf's dinner (at least until the wolf is long gone)?

Answer: Red fox

While the grizzly bear is the only animal on this list that has much chance of winning a fight against a pack of adult wolves, coyotes and bald eagles will try sneaking up to the feast in the hope that the wolves are too full to chase them away. Little red foxes, however, usually avoid taking the risk.
6. Which types of bird do wolves seem to have a special relationship with?

Answer: Ravens and crows

Ravens and crows often follow wolf packs around in the hope of scavenging a meal from their leftovers, but the arrangement seems to be beneficial to the wolves as well. If the birds find an animal corpse somewhere, they will alert the wolves and lead them to it.

The wolves get a meal and so do the birds, who would never have been able to get through the tough hide to eat the flesh if it weren't for the wolves' sharp teeth.
7. Wolf/dog hybrids make excellent pets that are more intelligent and easier to train than traditional domestic dogs.

Answer: False

Although some people are great fans of the wolf/dog mix, it is widely accepted that they are far from the ideal pet and certainly not as well suited for domestic life as an ordinary dog. They tend to be more difficult to train and handle than normal dogs because they do not have the desire to please humans which has been bred into all domestic dogs, and many experts agree that they cannot be trusted in terms of temperament (though their fans would protest otherwise).
8. Discipline and hierarchy are very important to keep the pack running smoothly, so dominant wolves need to keep the others in line. Threats are divided into two groups: "low intensity" and "high intensity". Which of these is a HIGH INTENSITY threat?

Answer: Threatening to bite.

Often, a stern glare from a dominant wolf is all that is needed to make a subordinate wolf back down. Any fights that occur are usually between two subordinate wolves, where there isn't a big difference in rank to subdue them. Although wolf fights may look and sound nasty, the animals rarely hurt each other.
9. Packs that primarily hunt moose and caribou tend to be less territorial than those which primarily hunt smaller animals.

Answer: True

Large ungulates such as moose are always on the move, migrating with the season in search of food, so the wolves which prey on them have to keep moving too without settling in one fixed territory. Conversely, smaller animals such as rodents tend to stay in the same place, so the wolves which eat them can stay in one place too, which they spend a lot of time marking out and defending against rival packs and intruders.
10. If a moose is being chased by a wolf, would jumping into a river help it to get away?

Answer: Yes

Although they are quite at home in water and are strong swimmers, wolves generally find it harder to keep up with moose in water. Moose have the advantage of long legs for wading, and are also surprisingly good swimmers (they're also very adept at diving). Also in very cold weather, wolves may decide that following their prey into a river isn't worth the risk of freezing to death in the icy water.
Source: Author Charleyy

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