National Hedgehog Day Trivia Quiz

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National Hedgehog Day Trivia Quiz - Quiz

Have you ever celebrated National Hedgehog Day? Yes, you heard it right. Take this trivia quiz and learn more as you play. National Hedgehog falls on February 2nd every year. National Hedgehog Day is celebrated across America and Canada to give hope that winter will end soon. Some parts of Europe also celebrate this day. Do you know this day is dedicated to these tiny, spiny, athletic creatures known as hedgehogs? We can learn many other interesting things about this auspicious day in this quiz. Let's begin it, then.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was the word "Hedgehog" first appeared?

    • A.

      Around 1450

    • B.

      Around 1540

    • C.

      Around 1650

    • D.

      Around 2000

    Correct Answer
    A. Around 1450
    Explanation
    The word "Hedgehog" first appeared around 1450.

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  • 2. 

    How many species of hedgehog are there?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 17
    Explanation
    There are 17 species of hedgehog.

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  • 3. 

    In which year was this day first officially celebrated?

    • A.

      1886

    • B.

      1887

    • C.

      1888

    • D.

      It's not recorded anywhere officially.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1887
    Explanation
    The day being referred to in the question is not specified, but it is clear that it was first officially celebrated in 1887.

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  • 4. 

    Who first started celebrating National Hedgehog Day?

    • A.

      Jews

    • B.

      Romans

    • C.

      Americans

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Romans
    Explanation
    The Romans were the first to start celebrating National Hedgehog Day. This suggests that they had a cultural or historical significance attached to hedgehogs, possibly viewing them as symbols of luck or protection. The fact that the other options (Jews and Americans) are not correct implies that the tradition did not originate from these groups.

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  • 5. 

    What is the best way to celebrate this day?

    • A.

      To eat desserts at night.

    • B.

      To help protect these hedgehog creatures.

    • C.

      To dance hard on the floor with hedgehogs.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. To help protect these hedgehog creatures.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to help protect these hedgehog creatures. This answer is the best way to celebrate the day because it promotes conservation and care for hedgehogs, which are often endangered or in need of protection. By actively participating in efforts to protect hedgehogs, individuals can contribute to their preservation and ensure their survival for future generations.

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  • 6. 

    Why is the number of hedgehogs declining in a few parts of Europe?

    • A.

      Due to habitat loss through urbanization and agriculture.

    • B.

      Disease caused by parasites.

    • C.

      Food scarcity due to pesticide use.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The number of hedgehogs is declining in a few parts of Europe due to a combination of factors. Habitat loss caused by urbanization and agriculture destroys their natural habitats, leaving them with limited areas to live in. Additionally, diseases caused by parasites affect hedgehogs and contribute to their decline. Lastly, the use of pesticides in agriculture leads to food scarcity for hedgehogs, as it reduces the availability of their prey. Overall, all of these factors together are responsible for the decreasing population of hedgehogs in certain parts of Europe.

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  • 7. 

    Is it true that hedgehogs were the original groundhogs?

    • A.

      Yes, people used hedgehogs before groundhogs.

    • B.

      No, both are different creatures.

    Correct Answer
    B. No, both are different creatures.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No, both are different creatures." This answer states that hedgehogs and groundhogs are different animals. It implies that hedgehogs were not used before groundhogs, suggesting that the two creatures have distinct characteristics and histories.

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  • 8. 

    In which European country the use of hedgehogs for this tradition first started?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. Germany
    Explanation
    The tradition referred to in the question is not specified, so it is unclear what exactly the use of hedgehogs entails. However, Germany is known for its various cultural traditions and folklore, which often involve animals. Therefore, it is plausible that the use of hedgehogs in a particular tradition originated in Germany.

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  • 9. 

    Hedgehogs are native to America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hedgehogs are not native to America. They are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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  • 10. 

    Why is National Hedgehog Day celebrated on February 2?

    • A.

      It was the released date of Sonic, the Hedgehog 3 in the United States in 1994.

    • B.

      The government has decided to do so.

    • C.

      It is the day when hedgehogs come out from the shelter.

    • D.

      It doesn't have any specific reason.

    Correct Answer
    A. It was the released date of Sonic, the Hedgehog 3 in the United States in 1994.

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