World Hippo Day Quiz: Celebrate With Hippo

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World Hippo Day Quiz: Celebrate With Hippo - Quiz

We welcome you to this World Hippo Day quiz. Hippos are majestic creatures. If you like them, then our quiz will surely delight you. Do you think you know everything about this animal? We encourage you to take this test and see for yourself. Let's go! You can even take this quiz with your friends for a fun learning time together. Sharing is caring! Make sure to share our quiz with your peers. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is World Hippo Day celebrated? 

    • A.

      February 15th

    • B.

      February 18th

    • C.

      February 21st

    • D.

      February 22nd

    Correct Answer
    A. February 15th
    Explanation
    World Hippo Day is celebrated on February 15th.

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  • 2. 

    When was the "American Hippo Bill” introduced?

    • A.

      1889

    • B.

      1902

    • C.

      1910

    • D.

      1925

    Correct Answer
    C. 1910
    Explanation
    In 1910, the "American Hippo Bill" was introduced. This legislation aimed to address the invasive water hyacinth problem in the United States by importing hippos from Africa. The idea was to use these hippos as a means of controlling the water hyacinth population, which was causing ecological and economic damage. Although the bill was ultimately not passed, it remains an interesting historical example of unconventional solutions to environmental issues.

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  • 3. 

    How long is the gestation period of a hippo? 

    • A.

      5 months

    • B.

      6 months

    • C.

      7 months

    • D.

      8 months

    Correct Answer
    D. 8 months
    Explanation
    The gestation period of a hippo is 8 months. This means that the female hippo carries her unborn baby for a duration of 8 months before giving birth. This is a relatively long gestation period compared to other mammals. During this time, the female hippo will experience physical changes and prepare for the arrival of her calf. The longer gestation period allows the calf to develop and grow before it is ready to enter the world.

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  • 4. 

    When did the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list hippos as vulnerable species?

    • A.

      2016

    • B.

      2007

    • C.

      2008

    • D.

      2009

    Correct Answer
    A. 2016
    Explanation
    In 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed hippos as a vulnerable species. This means that the population of hippos has significantly declined and they are at risk of extinction in the wild. The IUCN assesses the conservation status of species based on various factors such as population size, habitat loss, and human threats. The listing of hippos as vulnerable highlights the need for conservation efforts to protect and preserve their populations.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is the best way to celebrate National Hippo Day?

    • A.

      Visit a zoo to see a hippo

    • B.

      Watch a movie featuring hippos

    • C.

      Donate to an animal foundation of your choice

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The best way to celebrate National Hippo Day is to do all of the above options. By visiting a zoo to see a hippo, you can appreciate these magnificent creatures up close and learn more about them. Watching a movie featuring hippos can be a fun and educational way to celebrate, as it allows you to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of hippos from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, donating to an animal foundation of your choice supports the conservation and well-being of hippos and other animals, making it a meaningful way to celebrate National Hippo Day.

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  • 6. 

    What does the word "Hippo" mean in ancient greek?

    • A.

      River goat

    • B.

      Water dog

    • C.

      River horse

    • D.

      Sea horse

    Correct Answer
    C. River horse
    Explanation
    In ancient Greek, the word "Hippo" means "River horse." This term refers to the animal we commonly know as a hippopotamus. The name "River horse" is derived from the Greek words "hippos" meaning "horse" and "potamos" meaning "river." This name accurately describes the hippopotamus' large size, aquatic habitat, and its appearance that is somewhat reminiscent of a horse.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following animals are predators of the hippo? 

    • A.

      Lion

    • B.

      Hyena

    • C.

      Crocodiles

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." Lions, hyenas, and crocodiles are all predators of the hippo. Lions and hyenas are known to attack and prey on young or injured hippos, while crocodiles are known to ambush and attack hippos when they are near water. Therefore, all three animals are potential predators of the hippo.

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  • 8. 

    A hippo's skin produces a red, oily liquid that acts as a natural sunblock. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hippo's skin produces a red, oily liquid that acts as a natural sunblock. This is true because the red liquid, called "blood sweat," is secreted by special glands in the hippo's skin. It acts as a sunscreen by reflecting the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays and also has antibacterial properties that protect the hippo's skin from infections. This adaptation helps the hippo to stay protected from the sun's harsh rays while spending long hours in the water or under the sun.

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  • 9. 

    Hippos are commonly found in which continent?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    C. Africa
    Explanation
    Hippos are commonly found in Africa. They are native to the continent and can be found in various countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. Africa provides the ideal habitat for hippos, with its abundance of rivers, lakes, and swamps. These water bodies offer the hippos the necessary resources for their survival, including food and shelter. Therefore, Africa is the correct answer for the question.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is true about hippos?

    • A.

      They are great swimmers

    • B.

      There are two species of hippopotamids (Hippopotamus amphibius and Choeropsis liberiensis) 

    • C.

      They are herbivore animals

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Hippos are known for their ability to swim, making the statement "They are great swimmers" true. There are indeed two species of hippopotamids, Hippopotamus amphibius and Choeropsis liberiensis, so the statement "There are two species of hippopotamids" is also true. Hippos are herbivores, meaning they primarily eat plants, which makes the statement "They are herbivore animals" true as well. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all the statements are true.

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