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Multiple Choice Animal Quiz #2

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about animals?
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Last updated: January 19, 2022
First submittedJanuary 19, 2022
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1. Is an eel a fish or a reptile?
Fish
Reptile
2. In which of these countries could one see a yak in the wild?
Canada
Chile
China
3. Do penguins live in the Arctic Ocean?
Yes
No
Almost all penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. The only exception is the Galápagos penguin which can be found just north of the equator.
4. What family do deer belong to?
Cervidae
Corvidae
Leporidae
Muridae
5. Which animal has a longer maximum lifespan?
Crow
Rabbit
6. Who does more hunting in a pride of lions?
Female lions
Male lions
7. Which of these animals is a tapir?
8. Do whales have gills?
Yes
No
9. Which of these animals has evolved to hunt cobras?
Meerkat
Mink
Mongoose
Monitor lizard
10. What animal has the scientific name Gallus gallus domesticus?
Chicken
Goose
Mule
Pig
11. How many eyes does a tarantula have?
1
2
8
about 40,000
12. Which of these animals has a carapace?
Caiman
Camel
Chicken
Crab
13. Is there a scientific difference between a shrimp and a prawn?
Yes
No
The terms "shrimp" and "prawn" are common names that do not correspond to taxonomic groups
14. Which of these animals is an omnivore?
Cow
Koala
Raccoon
Tiger
15. Is a paramecium an animal?
Yes
No
Single-celled organisms are neither plants nor animals
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Level 82
Jan 21, 2022
For Q15, Paramecium, the correct answer should be No, it is not an animal
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2022
Whoops, fixed. Thank you!
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Level 80
Jan 21, 2022
Second that.
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2022
You commented after QM fixed it, as far as I can tell.
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Level 59
Feb 4, 2022
Keeping receipts haha.
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Level 71
Jan 21, 2022
What a fun idea for a quiz. Reminds me of Biology 11!
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Level 92
Jan 21, 2022
Scientifically, there is a difference between shrimp and prawns.

They have different types of gills and they have different legs.

Prawns have branching gills, shrimp have plate-like gills.

Prawns have claws on 3 pairs of legs, shrimp have claws on 2 pairs of legs.

They are only the "same" in that people use the terms shrimp and prawn to refer to either. American English speakers tend to use the word shrimp and British English speakers tend to use the word prawn to refer to both shrimp and prawns.

But scientifically, as the quiz asks, there is a difference.

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Level 82
Jan 21, 2022
Source? Wikipedia disagrees, for example:

According to the crustacean taxonomist Tin-Yam Chan, "The terms shrimp and prawn have no definite reference to any known taxonomic groups. Although the term shrimp is sometimes applied to smaller species, while prawn is more often used for larger forms, there is no clear distinction between both terms and their usage is often confused or even reverse in different countries or regions."

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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2022
Thank you @overtired.
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Level 70
Jan 21, 2022
Sorry to be a pain, but from what I have read I believe stevediverse is correct. Prawn and Shrimp are different species: Prawns are in the suborder Dendobranchiata, while shrimp are in suborder Pleocyemata, the differences stated by Steve are correct. Just saying.
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2022
I find it impressive that you are able to quote suborders from memory, but also strange that you don't post a relevant Wikipedia article to back this up.
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Level 92
Jan 25, 2022
Wikipedia isn't a very good source.

But since you cite it (without a link), here's a wikipedia article that says they are different, but similar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrimp_and_prawn_as_food

And note, there is a distinction between their zoological classification and the words people use in everyday language and to refer to them as food.

Most of the articles I see talk about the colloquial meaning of the words and aren't written by biologists.

https://www.whatsthediff.org/blog/2018/07/17/whats-the-difference-between-shrimp-and-prawns/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/prawns-vs-shrimp

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Level ∞
Jan 26, 2022
I remained unconvinced, sorry. Wikipedia is a far better source than healthline.com or whatsthediff.org.

The question asks for a "scientific" difference, not a difference invented by people in the fishing or culinary industry in recent years.

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Level 82
Jan 31, 2022
@stevediverse Regarding the quote from the crustacean taxonomist that I didn't provide a link for... you can find it in the "Shrimp vs Prawn" section which appears on the wikipedia pages for both "Shrimp" and "Prawn".
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Level 71
Feb 4, 2022
Alrighty, I went down the rabbit hole on this one and I can definitively say that shrimp and prawns are definitively different taxonomically. Look up Caridea on Wikipedia. This is the most common thing called a shrimp, and it has the nickname “true shrimp”. This article says that shrimps in Caridea are more closely related to lobsters than to…… prawns!!! It says that prawns belong to the suborder Dendrobranchiata. But the thing is that for Britain and the USA they use either prawn and shrimp as a catch all for both. Incidentally, there is certainly a distinction between shrimp and prawn in some species. It would be odd to refer to a mantis shrimp as a mantis prawn, although the mantis shrimp is a different sub family.
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Level 71
Feb 4, 2022
Further support of this is

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=10&q=prawn+shrimp&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5#d=gs_qabs&u=%23p%3DB2lgAe6nfsYJ

where they identify specific species of fresh water prawns and marine shrimp. I believe the prawns are also identified as Macrobrachium rosenbergii, so I guess the scientific community has some basic rules about what makes a prawn and what makes a shrimp. I suppose this isn’t a taxonomy article, but I think the best conclusion is that the common usage has very little to do with scientific distinctions between these organisms. The “true shrimp”, AKA Caridea suborder, and Macrobrachium rosenbergii, or the commercial freshwater prawn, are definitely different.

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Level ∞
Feb 4, 2022
If you change the Wikipedia article, and get others to accept the change for a period of time, I will change the question.
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Level 58
Feb 5, 2022
You’ve got more people providing evidence of scientific differences between the two than you have people backing up your beliefs on the names of these different animals. You should change the answer rather than be stubborn because you don’t like it
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Level 71
Feb 5, 2022
Well, in fairness, the common use of shrimp and prawn isn’t based at all on science and it changes depending where you are in the world. I don’t think Quizmaster is necessarily wrong here… there’s a scientific difference in a lot of cases, but I’m sure some people call the fresh water prawn a shrimp. I think the point to be taken away is that shrimp and prawn in general usage isn’t at all based on science. Plus, you know, Quizmaster makes a heck of a lot of high-quality quizzes that thousands enjoy, so I wouldn’t say it’s stubbornness that prevents him from endlessly changing every little detail in quizzes.
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Level 78
Jan 21, 2022
About 40,000! Excellent option.
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Level 81
Jan 21, 2022
Please change “koala bear” to “koala”. Koalas are marsupials and to describe them as bears is wrong. Thanks.
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2022
D'oh, don't know how that got in there. Fixed.
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Level 86
Jan 21, 2022
Yes, clearly they don't have the koalafications to be considered bears! ;) ...I'll show myself out now...
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Level 74
Jan 22, 2022
fun fact, apparently cows *can* eat meat, but it is incredibly uncommon and probably not healthy in large quantities
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2022
In fact, some commercially manufactured cattle feeds contain a certain amount of cattle fat, so technically I suppose this makes cows cannibals.
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Level 56
Jan 26, 2022
Imagine being forced to be a cannibal. The things the manufacturers do to the animals is just horrible.
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2022
Good little quiz. Nice variety of questions. The image of a 40,000-eyed tarantula evoked some kind of all-seeing Lovecraftian horror. I like it. Had to make an educated guess on the chicken one, despite owning chickens. I figured the rooster was the symbol of France and that name sounded, well, Gallic.
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Level 67
Feb 4, 2022
100% Fun quiz, thanks.
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Level 68
Feb 4, 2022
I didn’t do well, but Riki Tiki Tavi gave me one more correct answer than I would’ve had otherwise
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Level 67
Feb 4, 2022
Nice quiz, but a meerkat is actually a type of mongoose and yes, they occasionally hunt cobras, particularly the Cape cobra, though insects, scorpions etc make up most of their diet. So both "meerkat" and "mongoose" are correct for question 9, though admittedly other types of mongoose (particularly larger species such as the slender mongoose) tend to hunt snakes such as cobras more regularly than their smaller meerkat cousins.
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2022
Agree with RhymingCouplet, a meerkat is a mongoose

"Definition of meerkat: any of several African mongooses especially : a burrowing highly social primarily insectivorous mammal (Suricata suricatta) of southern Africa that is chiefly grayish with faint black markings and lives in usually large colonies."

Merriam-Webster.com

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Level 55
Feb 4, 2022
Did anyone else get number 12 from the Fry Cook Games Spongebob episode?
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Level 64
Feb 8, 2022
I thank Pokémon for that. Specifically, Zangoose. "Zangoose, the Cat Ferret Pokémon. Zangoose have battled against Seviper for many generations, and their sharp claws are their best weapons."
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Level 93
Sep 6, 2022
According to https://www.thesprucepets.com (and most of what I found on Google, it's 5-10), Rabbits live 5-9 years in the wild while according to birdfact.com and birdspecies.com, crows live 7-8 years. Although the average is higher on crows, the maximum for rabbits appears to be higher.
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Level ∞
Sep 6, 2022
I don't think that is accurate. According to Wikipedia:

"The lifespan of wild rabbits is much shorter; the average longevity of an eastern cottontail, for instance, is less than one year."

In any case, that is not what the question asks. The question asks for maximum lifespan. The record for the oldest rabbit is 18 years. For crows, the record is 59 years.