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Penguins live in a harsh cold climate. Play this informative quiz Penguin Awareness Day to learn more about Penguins. Penguins are fascinating creatures who can live on both land and water. Do you know how many species of Penguins are there in the world? Do they live in the Arctic too? Do you know when Penguin Awareness day is celebrated? This quiz has answers to all that and much more. If you like this quiz, share it with your friends.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many species of Penguins are there?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    D. 18
    Explanation
    There are 18 species of penguins. Penguins are flightless birds that are mainly found in the Southern Hemisphere. They are known for their distinctive black and white plumage and their ability to swim. The most well-known species is the Emperor Penguin, which is the largest of all penguins. Other species include the Adelie Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, and King Penguin, among others. Each species has its own unique characteristics and adaptations to survive in their specific habitats.

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  • 2. 

    Penguins don't have

    • A.

      Eyes

    • B.

      Teeth

    • C.

      Nose

    • D.

      Ears

    Correct Answer
    B. Teeth
    Explanation
    Penguins don't have teeth. Unlike most other birds, penguins have evolved to catch and swallow their food whole, rather than tearing it apart with teeth. Their diet primarily consists of fish, which they catch using their beaks and swallow whole. The absence of teeth allows penguins to streamline their body shape, making it easier for them to swim efficiently through the water.

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  • 3. 

    Penguins are found in 

    • A.

      Southern Hemisphere

    • B.

      Northern Hemisphere

    • C.

      Equatorial Regions

    • D.

      Tropical Regions

    Correct Answer
    A. Southern Hemisphere
    Explanation
    Penguins are found in the Southern Hemisphere because they are adapted to cold environments and most species of penguins inhabit the southernmost parts of the world, such as Antarctica, South America, and the southern tip of Africa. These regions have colder climates and provide suitable conditions for penguins to thrive, with abundant food sources and access to water for swimming and hunting. The Northern Hemisphere, Equatorial Regions, and Tropical Regions have warmer climates and are not suitable habitats for penguins.

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  • 4. 

    Penguins first appeared in

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Australia
    Explanation
    Penguins first appeared in Australia. Penguins are a group of flightless birds that are primarily found in the Southern Hemisphere. Fossil records indicate that the earliest penguin species originated in Australia, specifically in what is now known as the continent of Australia. Over time, penguins have spread to other parts of the Southern Hemisphere, including Antarctica, South America, and Africa. However, Australia is considered the place of origin for these unique and fascinating birds.

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  • 5. 

    A group of Penguins in the water is called

    • A.

      Waddle

    • B.

      Raft

    • C.

      Squad

    • D.

      Huddle

    Correct Answer
    B. Raft
    Explanation
    A group of penguins in the water is called a "raft." This term is commonly used to describe a collection of penguins swimming together. The word "raft" is fitting as it conveys the image of penguins floating together in the water, similar to how a raft floats on the surface.

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  • 6. 

    A group of Penguins on land is called

    • A.

      Squad

    • B.

      Waddle

    • C.

      Family

    • D.

      Herd

    Correct Answer
    B. Waddle
    Explanation
    A group of penguins on land is called a "waddle" because when penguins walk, they waddle from side to side due to their short legs and wide bodies. This unique way of walking is characteristic of penguins and is often used to describe a group of them when they are on land.

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  • 7. 

    The largest Penguins are called

    • A.

      Regal

    • B.

      King

    • C.

      Emperor

    • D.

      Royal

    Correct Answer
    C. Emperor
    Explanation
    The largest penguins are called Emperor.

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  • 8. 

    When is Penguin Awareness Day celebrated?

    • A.

      March 14

    • B.

      January 20

    • C.

      January 26

    • D.

      January 8

    Correct Answer
    B. January 20
    Explanation
    Penguin Awareness Day is celebrated on January 20th. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about penguins and their conservation. It aims to educate people about the importance of protecting penguin habitats and the need for conservation efforts to ensure their survival. By celebrating Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th, it provides an opportunity for people to learn more about these fascinating creatures and take action to help protect them.

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  • 9. 

    Gentoo penguins can swim underwater at the speed of

    • A.

      15 km/h

    • B.

      25 km/h

    • C.

      36 km/h

    • D.

      20 km/h

    Correct Answer
    C. 36 km/h
    Explanation
    Gentoo penguins are known for their exceptional swimming abilities. They have streamlined bodies and strong flippers that allow them to navigate through water with ease. The correct answer of 36 km/h suggests that Gentoo penguins can swim at a very fast speed underwater. This speed is impressive and enables them to efficiently hunt for fish and other prey.

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  • 10. 

    How many eggs do emperor penguins female lay each year?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    Female emperor penguins lay only one egg each year. This is because they have a long breeding cycle and invest a lot of time and energy into raising their chicks. After laying the egg, the female transfers it to the male, who incubates it on his feet while she goes to forage for food. This unique adaptation allows the female to replenish her energy reserves before returning to care for the chick after it hatches.

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