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Animal Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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Animal Quiz Questions With Answers

Animals are monophyletic, meaning they are what?
A: Derived from a common ancestor.

How do sponges typically feed?
A: By drawing in water through pores.

Jellyfish, sea anemones, and corals are have digestive chambers with a single what?
A: Opening, which serves as both mouth and anus.

Aristotle divided animals, based on his own observations, into what two groups?
A: Those with blood and those without.

Aristotle was uncertain whether sponges were what?
A: Animals.

The human population exploits a large number of animal species for what?
A: Food.

Marine fish of many species are caught commercially for what?
A: For food.

A smaller number of species are what?
A: Farmed commercially.

Invertebrates including cephalopods, crustaceans, and bivalve or molluscs are what?
A: Hunted or farmed for food.

Chickens, cattle, sheep, pigs and other animals are raised as what?
A: Livestock for meat.

Animal fibers such as wool are used to make what?
A: Textiles.

Animal sinews have been used as what?
A: Lashings and bindings.

Leather is widely used to make what?
A: Shoes, gloves, coats and other items.

Animals have been hunted and farmed for their fur to make what?
A: Coats and hats.

Dyestuffs have been made from the bodies of what?
A: Insects.

Working animals including cattle and horses have been used for what, from the first days of agriculture?
A: Work and transport.

Animals such as the fruit fly serve a major role in what?
A: Science as experimental models.

Animals have been used to create “what”, since their discovery in the 18th century?
A: Vaccines.

Some medicines such as the cancer drug Yondelis are based on toxins or other molecules of what?
A: Animal origin.

What type of animals have people used to help chase down and retrieve hunted animals?
A: Hunting dogs and birds of prey.

Tethered cormorants have been used to catch what?
A: Fish.

Poison dart frogs have been used for what?
A: To poison the tips of blowpipe darts.

A wide variety of animals are kept as what?
A: Pets.

However, the most kept pet species are what?
A: Mammals, namely dogs, cats, and rabbits.

There is a tension between the role of animals as companions to humans, and their existence as what?
A: Individuals with rights of their own.

A wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic animals are hunted for what?
A: Sport.

Animals have been the subjects of “what”, from the earliest times?
A: Art.

Insects, birds and mammals play roles in what?
A: Literature and film.

Animals including insects and mammals are featured in what?
A: Mythology and religion.

In both Japan and Europe, a butterfly was seen as the personification of what?
A: A person's soul.

Where was the scarab beetle sacred?
A: In ancient Egypt.

The signs of the Western and Chinese zodiacs are based on what?
A: Animals.

What are animals?
A: Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

With few exceptions, animals consume what?
A: Organic material.

Animals generally breathe what?
A: Oxygen.

Animals are able to move, reproduce sexually, and grow from a what?
A: A hollow sphere of cells, the blastula, during embryonic development.

How many living animal species have been described?
A: Over 1.5 million.

How many of the described species are insects?
A: Around 1 million.

It has been estimated that there are how many animal species in total?
A: over 7 million.

What is the study of animals called?
A: Zoology.

Nearly all animals make use of some form of sexual what?
A: Reproduction.

Animals have evolved numerous “what”, for avoiding close inbreeding?
A: mechanisms.

In some species, such as the splendid fairywren, females benefit by mating with multiple males, thus producing what?
A: More offspring of higher genetic quality.

Some animals are capable of asexual reproduction, which often results in a genetic what of the parent?
Clone of the parent.

Animals are categorized into ecological groups depending on how they do what?
A: Obtain or consume organic material.

Most animals rely on the energy produced by what?
A: Plants through photosynthesis.

Herbivores eat plant material directly, while carnivores typically acquire energy by eating what?
A: Other animals.