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Do you love horses? What do you know about the evolution of the horse? Would you like to test your knowledge of the same with the evolution of horse quiz that we have brought for you? Horses are wonderful animals, and when we look at them, we wonder how strong and amazing they are. Like any other being, they also have gone through an evolutionary process. Answer these questions about the evolution of the horse, and you will learn more. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    _______ was the first evolution.

    • A.

      3 million years ago

    • B.

      11 million years ago

    • C.

      31 million years ago

    • D.

      55 million years ago

    Correct Answer
    D. 55 million years ago
  • 2. 

    On its first evolution, the horse had _______ toes on its front feet.

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    A. Four
    Explanation
    The correct answer is four because during the first evolution of the horse, it had four toes on its front feet. This is supported by fossil evidence and the study of horse evolution, which shows a gradual reduction in the number of toes over time.

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  • 3. 

    What was the approximate size of the first evolution?

    • A.

      Size of a mouse

    • B.

      Size of a fox

    • C.

      Size of a horse

    • D.

      Size of a bull

    Correct Answer
    B. Size of a fox
    Explanation
    The approximate size of the first evolution was similar to the size of a fox.

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  • 4. 

    The first evolution is called

    • A.

      Mesohippus

    • B.

      Metamorphosis

    • C.

      Both A & B

    • D.

      Eohippus

    Correct Answer
    D. Eohippus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eohippus. Eohippus is the name given to the first known horse ancestor that lived around 50 million years ago. It was a small, dog-sized mammal with four toes on its front feet and three toes on its hind feet. Eohippus is considered the earliest stage in the evolution of horses, and it eventually evolved into larger and more horse-like species over millions of years.

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  • 5. 

    On its first evolution, the horse had _______ toes on its back feet.

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    The correct answer is three because during the first evolution of the horse, it had three toes on its back feet. This is supported by fossil evidence and the study of horse evolution, which shows that early horse ancestors had multiple toes that gradually reduced over time to the single toe that modern horses have today.

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  • 6. 

    Where were the fossils of Eohippus found?

    • A.

      Africa and Oceana

    • B.

      Japan and China

    • C.

      North America and Europe

    • D.

      Asia and Europe

    Correct Answer
    C. North America and Europe
    Explanation
    The fossils of Eohippus were found in North America and Europe.

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  • 7. 

    The second evolution is

    • A.

      Mesohippus

    • B.

      Equus Caballus

    • C.

      Both of these

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Mesohippus
    Explanation
    Mesohippus is the correct answer because it is the second evolution in the given list. Equus Caballus is the third evolution, so it is not the correct answer. "Both of these" and "None of these" are not valid options as they do not provide a specific answer.

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  • 8. 

    The first evolution usually lived in

    • A.

      The deep sea

    • B.

      The icy mountains

    • C.

      The desert

    • D.

      The mushy marsh

    Correct Answer
    D. The mushy marsh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The mushy marsh" because it is the only option that is a suitable habitat for the first evolution. The deep sea, icy mountains, and desert are all extreme environments that are unlikely to support life in its early stages. However, the mushy marsh provides a wet and nutrient-rich environment that would be conducive to the development of the first evolution.

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  • 9. 

    The skull of the fossils of Eohippus lacked the _________ of the modern horse.

    • A.

      Round eyes

    • B.

      Large, flexible muzzle

    • C.

      Nose

    • D.

      Teeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Large, flexible muzzle
    Explanation
    The skull of the fossils of Eohippus lacked the large, flexible muzzle of the modern horse. This suggests that Eohippus had a different facial structure compared to modern horses. The absence of a large, flexible muzzle indicates that Eohippus may have had a smaller, less flexible muzzle, possibly indicating differences in diet or feeding behavior.

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  • 10. 

    Fossils of Eohippus showed

    • A.

      Triangle-shaped back

    • B.

      Flat back

    • C.

      Arched back

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Arched back
    Explanation
    Eohippus is an extinct horse-like animal that lived around 55 million years ago. Fossils of Eohippus have been found with evidence of an arched back. This suggests that Eohippus had a curved or arched spine, which is different from a flat or triangle-shaped back. The arched back may have been an adaptation for better balance and support while running or grazing.

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