How Much Do You Know About Crocodiles? Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Crocodiles? Quiz - Quiz

Do you know crocodiles have been on our planet since the time dinosaurs were here? How much do you know about crocodiles? Play this quiz if this magnificent creature amazes you. When you look at a crocodile, it looks like a demonic merciless predator that will eat anything in sight. However, there is so much more to know about crocodiles than just this. Take this quiz, answer some questions to test your knowledge, and you will learn some more things about crocodiles too. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which of these animal categories do crocodiles fall?

    • A.

      Birds

    • B.

      Reptiles

    • C.

      Mammals

    • D.

      Amphibians

    Correct Answer
    B. Reptiles
    Explanation
    Crocodiles fall under the category of reptiles. Reptiles are a group of cold-blooded vertebrates that have scaly skin and lay eggs on land. Crocodiles possess these characteristics, making them reptiles. They are not birds, mammals, or amphibians, as birds have feathers, mammals give birth to live young and have fur or hair, and amphibians have moist skin and undergo metamorphosis.

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  • 2. 

    A crocodile's useful lifespan is

    • A.

      15 to 35 years

    • B.

      35 to 75 years

    • C.

      65 to 105 years

    • D.

      95 to 145 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 35 to 75 years
    Explanation
    Crocodiles have a relatively long lifespan compared to many other animals. They can live anywhere between 35 to 75 years. This range is determined by various factors such as the species of crocodile, habitat conditions, and availability of food. Factors like predation, diseases, and human activities can also affect their lifespan. While some crocodile species may live closer to the lower end of the range, others may reach the upper end or even exceed it under favorable conditions.

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  • 3. 

    What's the average height of an adult Dwarf Crocodile?

    • A.

      2.7 feet

    • B.

      3.5 feet

    • C.

      4.9 feet

    • D.

      7.3 feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 4.9 feet
    Explanation
    The average height of an adult Dwarf Crocodile is 4.9 feet.

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  • 4. 

    Crocodiles are found near

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Deserts

    • C.

      Mountains

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Water
    Explanation
    Crocodiles are found near water because they are semi-aquatic reptiles that rely on water for various aspects of their life. They are excellent swimmers and spend a significant amount of time in water to regulate their body temperature, hunt for prey, and escape from predators. Water also provides them with a suitable habitat for breeding and nesting. Crocodiles are not commonly found in deserts or mountains as these environments do not provide the necessary conditions for their survival.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these statements is not true about crocodiles?

    • A.

      Crocodiles are cold-blooded animals.

    • B.

      Crocodiles lay eggs.

    • C.

      Crocodiles cannot stay underwater for more than a minute.

    • D.

      Crocodiles are one of the deadliest predators.

    Correct Answer
    C. Crocodiles cannot stay underwater for more than a minute.
    Explanation
    Crocodiles are known for being able to stay underwater for extended periods of time. They have adaptations that allow them to hold their breath for up to an hour or more. This ability is crucial for their hunting strategy, as they can silently approach their prey underwater. Therefore, the statement "Crocodiles cannot stay underwater for more than a minute" is not true.

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  • 6. 

    Crocodiles are members of the order Crocodilia just like

    • A.

      Alligators

    • B.

      Caimans

    • C.

      Gharials

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials are all members of the order Crocodilia. This means that they share common characteristics and are closely related. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of these" because all of these animals belong to the order Crocodilia.

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  • 7. 

    Crocodiles are ______ animals.

    • A.

      Carnivorous

    • B.

      Herbivorous

    • C.

      Omnivorous

    • D.

      Scavenger

    Correct Answer
    A. Carnivorous
    Explanation
    Crocodiles are carnivorous animals because they primarily feed on meat. Their diet consists mainly of fish, birds, and mammals. Their sharp teeth and powerful jaws are adapted for catching and tearing apart their prey. Unlike herbivores, which eat plants, and omnivores, which eat both plants and meat, crocodiles rely solely on a meat-based diet for their survival.

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  • 8. 

    How many teeth do crocodiles have?

    • A.

      15-30

    • B.

      25-70

    • C.

      60-110

    • D.

      90-140

    Correct Answer
    C. 60-110
    Explanation
    Crocodiles have a varying number of teeth depending on their species and age. The range of 60-110 teeth is a general estimate for the number of teeth that crocodiles typically have. Some species may have fewer teeth, while others may have more. Additionally, as crocodiles grow and replace their teeth throughout their lifetime, the number of teeth can also change.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these crocodile species has the strongest bite force?

    • A.

      Freshwater crocodile

    • B.

      Gharial

    • C.

      Nile crocodile

    • D.

      Saltwater crocodile

    Correct Answer
    D. Saltwater crocodile
    Explanation
    The saltwater crocodile has the strongest bite force among these crocodile species. This is because it is the largest of all living reptiles and has a powerful jaw structure. With an average bite force of 3,700 pounds per square inch (psi), the saltwater crocodile can easily overpower and crush its prey. Its strong bite force is essential for capturing and subduing large prey, making it the species with the strongest bite force.

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  • 10. 

    Saltwater crocodile's speed on land is

    • A.

      10-16 km/h

    • B.

      24-29 km/h

    • C.

      31-40 km/h

    • D.

      42-55 km/h

    Correct Answer
    B. 24-29 km/h
    Explanation
    Saltwater crocodiles are known for their impressive speed both in water and on land. While they are primarily aquatic creatures, they are capable of moving quickly on land when necessary. The given answer range of 24-29 km/h falls within the estimated speed of a saltwater crocodile on land. This speed allows them to chase down prey, defend their territory, or move between bodies of water efficiently. It is important to note that their speed on land is not as fast as their speed in water, where they can reach even higher speeds.

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