How Well Do You Know About Puffin?

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Puffins are seabirds found primarily in the western hemisphere around the Atlantic Ocean. Play this quiz and find out "how well do you know about Puffin." The quiz contains various facts and trivia regarding the Puffins that will help you know more about this amazing creature. Puffins have helped sailors for a long time and are often considered sailors' friends. Play this quiz to know more about the bird. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which do Puffins live?

    • A.

      In nests in the ground

    • B.

      In the open ocean

    • C.

      In the sand

    • D.

      On trees

    Correct Answer
    A. In nests in the ground
    Explanation
    Puffins live in nests in the ground. This is because they are seabirds that typically breed on rocky cliffs or islands near the ocean. They dig burrows in the soil or use existing holes in the ground to create their nests. This provides them with protection from predators and harsh weather conditions. The ground nests also allow them easy access to the ocean where they can find food, as they are excellent divers and catch fish by diving underwater.

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  • 2. 

    How big are Puffins?

    • A.

      Usually 10 inches tall

    • B.

      Less than 5 inches

    • C.

      More than 20 inches

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Usually 10 inches tall
    Explanation
    Puffins are usually 10 inches tall. This indicates that the average height of puffins is around 10 inches. It suggests that most puffins fall within this height range, although there may be some variations.

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  • 3. 

    How much do they weigh?

    • A.

      500 grams

    • B.

      More than 1 kg

    • C.

      More than 2kg

    • D.

      Less than 500 grams

    Correct Answer
    A. 500 grams
    Explanation
    Based on the given answer, the weight of "they" is stated to be 500 grams. This implies that the objects being referred to have a total weight of 500 grams.

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  • 4. 

    How fast can a Puffing fly?

    • A.

      55-70 mph

    • B.

      30-40 mph

    • C.

      48 to 55 mph 

    • D.

      25-30 mph

    Correct Answer
    C. 48 to 55 mph 
    Explanation
    A Puffin can fly at a speed of 48 to 55 mph.

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  • 5. 

    How many eggs does a puffin lay per year?

    • A.

      5-6 eggs per year

    • B.

      1 egg per year. 

    • C.

      More than 10 eggs per year

    • D.

      7-8 eggs per year

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 egg per year. 
  • 6. 

    How long can Puffins live?

    • A.

      Less than 20 years

    • B.

      Less than 10 years

    • C.

      Often live 20 years or more

    • D.

      Around 5 years

    Correct Answer
    C. Often live 20 years or more
    Explanation
    Puffins often live 20 years or more because they have a relatively long lifespan compared to other bird species. They have a slow reproductive rate and low mortality rate, which contributes to their longevity. Additionally, puffins have adaptations that help them survive in harsh environments, such as their ability to dive deep underwater for extended periods of time. These factors combined allow puffins to live for two decades or longer.

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  • 7. 

    How many species of Puffins live in the world?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    There are four species of Puffins that live in the world. These species include the Atlantic Puffin, the Horned Puffin, the Tufted Puffin, and the Rhinoceros Auklet. Each of these species has distinct characteristics and can be found in different regions around the world.

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  • 8. 

    What enemies does Puffins have?

    • A.

       Great Black-backed Gull.

    • B.

      Seals

    • C.

      Crocodiles

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A.  Great Black-backed Gull.
    Explanation
    Puffins have the Great Black-backed Gull as their enemies.

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  • 9. 

    What is the IUCN status of Puffins?

    • A.

      Endagered

    • B.

      Nearly Threatened

    • C.

      Critically endangered

    • D.

      Vulnerable

    Correct Answer
    A. Endagered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Endangered." Puffins are facing a high risk of extinction in the wild due to various threats such as habitat loss, pollution, and overfishing. Their populations have been declining rapidly, especially in certain regions. As a result, they are classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This status indicates that urgent conservation actions are needed to protect and restore their populations.

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  • 10. 

    How do Puffins help human?

    • A.

      Indicators of ocean health

    • B.

      Protects human's fields

    • C.

      Provides direction during sea voyage

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Indicators of ocean health
    Explanation
    Puffins help humans as indicators of ocean health. Puffins are seabirds that rely on healthy ocean ecosystems for their survival. By monitoring the population and behavior of puffins, scientists can gain insights into the overall health of the ocean. Puffins are sensitive to changes in their environment, such as shifts in fish populations or pollution levels, making them valuable indicators of the ocean's condition. Therefore, studying puffins helps humans understand and address issues affecting the ocean, ultimately benefiting human well-being and the sustainability of marine resources.

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