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Animal Trivia

Dogs, cats, birds and even platypuses are covered on these very difficult trivia quizzes. Think you know what the St. Bernard dog breed is named after? Or what period in history cats were domesticated? Try your luck on these animal quizzes and see!

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On average, a growing puppy sleeps between...

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The cat species belongs to what family of mammals?

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The word eukaryote comes from two Greek words εὖ and κάρυον which means...

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Cats are said to be crepuscular which means...

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In what period did animals first appeared?

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What is the net worth of the world's wealthiest cat?

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Aestivation is a state of?

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The "Xoloitzcuintli" dog breed was derived from...

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Cats were first domesticated at around what period?

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Aside from the platypus, what is only other living mammal that lays eggs?

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According to studies, dogs have been found to be sensitive to small variations in Earth’s magnetic field. Which axis do dogs prefer aligning when defecating and urinating?

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Which of the follwing animals can survive without drinking water?

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The Swiss St. Bernard Club was founded in what city?

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The FCI acronym stands for...

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A male cat is referred to as...

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So many of us are animal lovers and it can be fun to test our knowledge of how much we know about our friends in the animal kingdom. Before you take a stab at our animal trivia quiz, though, you might want to take a minute and see what you’re getting yourself into. You can expand the questions list below to see some sample questions. To see all of our animal trivia questions and answers, however, you’ll need to complete the quiz above.

Animal Trivia Questions
  • From what animal did the domesticated dog evolve from?
  • How many distinct breeds of dogs are there in the world?
  • From what extinct genus did canids come from?
  • A dog is known for its very sensitive sense of…
  • How many olfactory receptors does a dog’s nose have?
  • What dog breed is considered the largest in the world?
  • What dog breed is considered the smallest in the world?
  • The St. Bernard dog breed is named after…
  • Early British accounts of the St. Bernard dog breed are referred to as…
  • The Swiss St. Bernard Club was founded in what city?
  • Who is considered the most famous St. Bernard dog?
  • The Chihuahua dog breed is named after?
  • The “Xoloitzcuintle” is a breed of…
  • The “Xoloitzcuintli” dog breed was derived from…
  • The FCI acronym stands for…
  • What sweet delicacy is considered toxic to dogs?
  • Where were the earliest remains of the domesticated dog found?
  • According to studies, dogs have been found to be sensitive to small variations in Earth’s magnetic field. Which axis do dogs prefer aligning when defecating and urinating?
  • The average dog can learn up to how many words?
  • Dogs can count up to how many?
  • According to behavioral studies, dogs’ mental abilities are equivalent to a human’s age between…
  • What are the types of dog intelligence?
  • What is the average gestation period for dogs?
  • On average, a growing puppy sleeps between…
  • Which of the following is not a type of dog breed?
  • Which dog breed is considered the fastest?
  • What is the first movie that stars a dog?
  • What dog breed was “Rin Tin Tin or Rin-Tin-Tin”?
  • How many Hollywood movies did Rin Tin Tin appear in?
  • What dog breed has the strongest bite force?
  • What dog breed is considered as the “barkless dog”?
  • What was the name of the first dog to travel space?
  • In what city was a dog voted to be a mayor?
  • “Felis catus” is commonly called as…
  • How many breeds of cats are recognized?
  • An unspayed or fertile female cat is called…
  • Cats were first domesticated at around what period?
  • In 2021, the estimated number of stray cats worldwide is around…
  • In 2021, the estimated number of owned cats worldwide is around…
  • The etymology of the word “cat” is from the late Latin word…
  • A male cat is referred to as…
  • A group of cats is called…
  • The cat species belongs to what family of mammals?
  • Kellas cat is a type interspecific hybrid between what species?
  • A cat’s ability to reorient itself when falling to land on its feet is called…
  • In terms of DNA percentage, how much do domestic cats and tigers share?
  • What infamous plant is known to affect a cat’s behavior?
  • Which of the following tastes is a cat unable to ascertain?
  • How many taste buds does a cat have?
  • The female cat’s ability to get two or more of her ovas fertilized from the same cycle by sperm is called…
  • What is the name of the cat that holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest to be ever recorded?
  • What is the net worth of the world’s wealthiest cat?
  • In what period was the first cat to have been named?
  • Carmen de Aldana holds the record for having the most number of cat-related items. How many items does she own?
  • Which among the Egyptian goddesses have been portrayed as a cat?
  • How many toes does the back paw of a typical cat have?
  • A cat can “taste” air with a specialized organ. What is this organ called?
  • The whiskers on a cat’s face are called…
  • The whiskers on a cat’s leg just above the paw are called…
  • How many neurons does a typical cat’s brain have?
  • The tiny hooks on a cat’s tongue are called…
  • Which of the animals walk in the same pattern?
  • How many toes does a polydactyl cat have?
  • Cats are said to be crepuscular which means…
  • How many different vocalizations do cats have?
  • How many bones do cats have?
  • Cats should never be fed with…
  • In taxonomy, what characteristics do animals have?
  • The study of animals is called…
  • Bilateria is characterized by having…
  • How many species of animals are there?
  • Animals that don’t have a backbone are called…
  • What is a phylum?
  • What is the longest living animal in the world?
  • In what period did animals first appear?
  • What is considered the only true flying mammal?
  • The giant golden-crowned flying fox is an endemic species found only in what country?
  • Who created the first hierarchical biological classification for animals?
  • What is the fastest animal in the world?
  • Aside from dogs, which of the following baby animals are called pup?
  • The word animal in Latin means…
  • The word heterotroph comes from two Greek words héteros and trophḗ which means…
  • The word eukaryote comes from two Greek words εὖ and κάρυον which means…
  • What is the smallest mammal in the world?
  • Sessility is a property of an organism which means…
  • What animal can smell the farthest?
  • Aside from the platypus, what is the only other living mammal that lays eggs?
  • Which of the following mammals do not have a belly button?
  • What animal has the longest gestation period?
  • What bird has the fastest wing-beat?
  • What living animal has the highest blood pressure?
  • Which of the following animals are unable to reproduce asexually?
  • Kopi luwak is partially digested by the Asian palm civet. It is used as…
  • Which animal manure was used as an ingredient in making gun powder and explosives?
  • The creature responsible for the number human deaths in history is…
  • Which of the following animals can survive without drinking water?
  • Aestivation is a state of?
  • In the animal kingdom, the word “pride” means…
  • A mandrill is a type of…
  • The animal with the longest lifespan is…