Statistics for Animals in World History

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  • The average score is 15 of 20

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HintAnswer% Correct
Laika was a Soviet ___ that became the first animal to orbit Earth in 1957Dog
97%
Of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac, the only one that doesn't exist in real lifeDragon
96%
Many ancient generals employed these huge animals in their armies, Hannibal most famouslyElephants
95%
This bird went extinct quickly after Mauritius was first settled in the 1600sDodo
93%
Many riots between Muslims and Hindus have been sparked by the slaughter,
or alleged slaughter, of this holy animal
Cow
92%
In the book "Animal Farm", these animals ran the showPigs
91%
St. Patrick supposedly drove these animals away from IrelandSnakes
83%
According to the Bible, Noah released one of these birds to see if the flood had recededDove
79%
Some people think the legend of the Kraken may be based on this real-life animalGiant squid
79%
In a Roman legend, Arachne was transformed into a _____ after she bested
the goddess Athena in a weaving contest
Spider
79%
In the Middle Ages, people thought the horns of this aquatic creature came from unicornsNarwhal
77%
The Greek god Pan had the legs of a ____Goat
76%
Animal that (probably) captured and ate an Australian woman's baby in 1980Dingo
73%
Animal that appeared on the standard of the Roman legionsEagle
71%
Fabric-making animal that Byzantine monks smuggled out of China around 550 ADSilkworm
68%
Aquatic animal that appeared on the coat of arms of the French royal heirDolphin
67%
Clever Hans was a famous _____ that supposedly could do arithmetic,
but it turned out to be a hoax
Horse
65%
Supposedly, sailors were afraid to kill this type of birds, but in reality
they often shot and ate them
Albatross
59%
Wading bird that was sacred in ancient EgyptIbis
53%
A flock of these large, noisy birds alerted ancient Romans to a Gaulic attackGeese
38%

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