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What Do You Know About Hippopotamus? - Quiz

Are you the kind of person who loves learning new facts about different types of animals? What do you know about the giant animal, hippopotamus? Would you like to try our quiz on hippopotamus to test your knowledge? As the third heaviest land animal, hippos are known for their extremely aggressive behavior. Well, there are many other facts that you may or may not be aware of. Let's play this quiz and know that.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these is the closest relative of the hippopotamus?

    • A.

      Pig

    • B.

      Whale

    • C.

      Elephant

    • D.

      Horse

    Correct Answer
    B. Whale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Whale because the hippopotamus and the whale are both mammals that share a common ancestor. They have similar physical characteristics such as a large body size, a streamlined shape, and a blowhole. Additionally, both animals spend a significant amount of time in water and have adaptations for aquatic life. While the other options are also mammals, they are not as closely related to the hippopotamus as the whale.

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  • 2. 

    What's the average weight of a male adult hippopotamus?

    • A.

      1,500 kg to 1,800 kg

    • B.

      2,000 kg to 4,000 kg

    • C.

      2,500 kg to 4,500 kg

    • D.

      3,900 kg to 4,700 kg

    Correct Answer
    A. 1,500 kg to 1,800 kg
    Explanation
    The average weight of a male adult hippopotamus is between 1,500 kg to 1,800 kg.

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  • 3. 

    What's the average height and weight of a hippopotamus?

    • A.

      7 feet long and 3 feet tall

    • B.

      11 feet long and 5 feet tall

    • C.

      14 feet long and 7 feet tall

    • D.

      17 feet long and 9 feet tall

    Correct Answer
    B. 11 feet long and 5 feet tall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 11 feet long and 5 feet tall. This suggests that the average height and weight of a hippopotamus is approximately 11 feet long and 5 feet tall.

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  • 4. 

    What's the approximate bite force of the hippopotamus?

    • A.

      1,600 kPa

    • B.

      8,600 kPa

    • C.

      12,600 kPa

    • D.

      18,500 kPa

    Correct Answer
    C. 12,600 kPa
    Explanation
    The approximate bite force of the hippopotamus is 12,600 kPa.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these animals do hippopotamuses most commonly coexist with?

    • A.

      Sharks

    • B.

      Crocodiles

    • C.

      Tigers

    • D.

      Pythons

    Correct Answer
    B. Crocodiles
    Explanation
    Hippopotamuses most commonly coexist with crocodiles. Both species are often found in the same habitats, such as rivers, lakes, and swamps. Crocodiles are known to prey on young or weak hippos, while adult hippos are capable of defending themselves against crocodile attacks. This coexistence is a result of the overlapping ecological niches and resource availability in their shared environments.

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  • 6. 

    As per genetic evidence, in Africa, hippos showed ___________ after the Pleistocene.

    • A.

      Population extinction

    • B.

      Population stability

    • C.

      Population reduction

    • D.

      Population expansion

    Correct Answer
    D. Population expansion
    Explanation
    According to genetic evidence, hippos in Africa experienced a population expansion after the Pleistocene. This means that the number of hippos in Africa increased significantly during this time period. This expansion could be attributed to various factors such as favorable environmental conditions, availability of resources, or successful reproduction and survival rates.

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  • 7. 

    What's the heaviest weight of a hippo ever recorded?

    • A.

      2900 kg

    • B.

      3100 kg

    • C.

      4490 kg

    • D.

      5900 kg

    Correct Answer
    C. 4490 kg
    Explanation
    The heaviest weight of a hippo ever recorded is 4490 kg.

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  • 8. 

    Where do hippos spend most of their day?

    • A.

      In water

    • B.

      On land

    • C.

      In mud

    • D.

      Under a tree

    Correct Answer
    A. In water
    Explanation
    Hippos spend most of their day in water. This is because they are semi-aquatic animals that are adapted to living in aquatic environments. They have a dense body structure that allows them to float and move effortlessly in water. Additionally, spending time in water helps to regulate their body temperature and keeps their skin moisturized. While they do come on land to graze and rest, the majority of their day is spent in water.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is true about hippos?

    • A.

      Hippos are the fastest swimmers.

    • B.

      Hippos can't jump on land.

    • C.

      Hippos can't survive even a single day without food.

    • D.

      None of these is true.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hippos can't jump on land.
    Explanation
    Hippos are known for their inability to jump on land. Despite their large size and powerful bodies, their anatomy and muscular structure do not allow them to perform jumping movements. While they are excellent swimmers, they are not the fastest swimmers. Additionally, although hippos do require a significant amount of food, they can actually survive for several days without eating. Therefore, the correct statement is that hippos can't jump on land.

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  • 10. 

    Other than Hippopotamidae, which of these evolved from Cetruminantia?

    • A.

      Ruminantia

    • B.

      Cetacea

    • C.

      Artiofabula

    • D.

      Both A & B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A & B
    Explanation
    Both A & B evolved from Cetruminantia. The question is asking which of the given options evolved from Cetruminantia other than Hippopotamidae. The options Ruminantia and Cetacea both belong to the group Cetruminantia, so they are the correct answer. Artiofabula is not a part of Cetruminantia, so it is not the correct answer.

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