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General Knowledge: Answers are Animals #2

This isn't a quiz about animals in nature. It's about animals in human life, history, and folklore.
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Last updated: July 8, 2020
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What animal in Pennsylvania, United States, supposedly predicts when spring will arrive each year?
groundhog
What animal produces the greatest share of the world's meat?
pigs
What animal produces the fiber used to make silk fabric?
silk moth caterpillar
Throughout East Asia, a pair of sculptures of what animal commonly guards the entrances of buildings?
lions
Once every 48-50 years in an event known as mautam, an entire forest of Melocanna baccifera bamboo blooms and covers the ground with its seeds, leading to a population explosion of what animal?
rats
In Greek mythology, the musician Arion was saved from drowning by what animal?
dolphin
The Hindu creator god Brahma rode on what animal?
goose or swan
In the Bible, what animal tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden?
serpent
According to legend, the founder of Rome was raised by what animal?
wolf
In East Asian folklore, what animal is portrayed as a cunning shape-shifter?
fox
What animal is considered sacred in Hinduism?
cattle
In one of Aesop's fables, what animal rescues a trapped lion?
mouse
Little Red Riding Hood was stalked by what animal?
wolf
What animal is the antagonist in The Jungle Book?
tiger
The main characters in Watership Down are what animal?
rabbits
Hannibal famously crossed the Alps with what animal?
elephants
In ancient and medieval Europe it was believed that what animal was immune to fire?
salamander
What animal made trade across the Sahara possible?
camel
What animal was introduced to North America in the 16th century and led to drastic changes in the lifestyles of many Native American groups?
horse
Depictions of North American frontiersmen often show them wearing hats made from the skin of what animal?
raccoon
Weird gray lumps of stuff occasionally wash up on beaches all over the world. Known as ambergris, it has been used since ancient times as incense, medicine, a perfume ingredient, and even a food additive. In the 19th century, we finally discovered where it comes from. It's an intestinal blockage from what animal?
sperm whale
Another perfume ingredient is castoreum, which comes from the nether regions of what animal? (Urban legends have claimed that it is added to food as an imitation vanilla, raspberry, or strawberry flavor, but this is false.)
beaver
The "Big Five" African animals considered the most difficult to hunt on foot are the elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, and what?
cape buffalo
The giant bags that contained the lifting gas inside early airships were made of a material called goldbeater's skins, which are made from the intestines of what animal?
cattle
What was the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult somatic cell?
sheep
3 Comments
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Level 59
Feb 10, 2024
Good quiz! Some difficult and off-beat questions
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Level 85
Feb 14, 2024
Very interesting quiz.
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Level 60
Feb 14, 2024
I didn't know a lot of answers, but the quiz taught me a lot. Couldn't you say that humans produce the greatest share of the world's meat, since they tend to be human-hunted and human-processed (whether directly, or indirectly through machinery)?