Quiz about True or False Reindeer
Quiz about True or False Reindeer

True or False: Reindeer Trivia Quiz


This is a true or false quiz about reindeer. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by zebra101. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
zebra101
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
299,920
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
4402
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1. Reindeer are the same species as caribou.

True
False

2. Reindeer were first said to pull Santa Claus's sleigh in a poem called "A Visit from St. Nicholas".

True
False

3. Reindeer have three stomachs.

True
False

4. Only male reindeer grow antlers.

True
False

5. According to the IUCN assessment of 2008, reindeer are considered "Least Concern".

True
False

6. Arctic reindeer are not extinct.

True
False

7. A reindeer's footpads change with the seasons.

True
False

8. In the wild, reindeer lived in the northern and southern hemisphere before the 20th century.

True
False

9. Reindeer calves are more likely to be killed by predators than adults are.

True
False

10. Svalbard reindeer are the largest subspecies of reindeer.

True
False


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Reindeer are the same species as caribou.

Answer: True

Reindeer are known as caribou in the U.S. The word "caribou" comes from the Mi'kmaq word qalipu, which means "snow-shoveler".
2. Reindeer were first said to pull Santa Claus's sleigh in a poem called "A Visit from St. Nicholas".

Answer: True

The poem was published in 1823. The reindeer were called Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, and Blixem in the original poem. Later Dunder and Blixem was changed to Donner and Blitzen, which means "thunder and lightning" in German. Rudolph was added to the group in 1939.
3. Reindeer have three stomachs.

Answer: False

They really have a four-compartment stomach. Reindeer eat mostly grasses, leaves and lichens, but in winter they have been known to eat lemmings. Reindeer are ruminants.
4. Only male reindeer grow antlers.

Answer: False

No, females also grow antlers. The antlers fall off at different times in the year depending on the reindeer's gender and age. The antlers have two groups of points on them.
5. According to the IUCN assessment of 2008, reindeer are considered "Least Concern".

Answer: True

That means that reindeer are not endangered at all. IUCN stands for "International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources". Update - in 2016 their status was changed to 'vulnerable'.
6. Arctic reindeer are not extinct.

Answer: False

They have been extinct since 1900. They lived in Greenland. Arctic reindeer were a subspecies of tundra reindeer.
7. A reindeer's footpads change with the seasons.

Answer: True

In winter, the footpads shrink and tighten. This helps keep the reindeer from slipping in snow. In summer, the footpads become spongy.
8. In the wild, reindeer lived in the northern and southern hemisphere before the 20th century.

Answer: False

They don't live in the southern hemisphere. In the wild, they don't live below the latitude of 62 north. In the beginning of the 20th century reindeer were introduced to South Georgia. Reindeer live where it is cold.
9. Reindeer calves are more likely to be killed by predators than adults are.

Answer: True

Calves are easier to kill. Adults may be attacked by predators if they are sick or giving birth. Some of the predators of reindeer are bears, golden eagles and wolverines.
10. Svalbard reindeer are the largest subspecies of reindeer.

Answer: False

Svalbard reindeer are actually the smallest subspecies of reindeer. They live on the Svalbard islands of Norway. They are a type of tundra reindeer.
Source: Author zebra101

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