Anatomy Of Cheetah! Trivia Facts Quiz

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How well do you know about the anatomy of the cheetah? Test yourself with this trivia facts quiz and have fun too! Cheetahs are one of the most recognizable cats, which are especially known for their speed. Together with lions, they belong to a subfamily of cats called Felinae. They are often regarded as the fastest land animal on earth. Do you know a lot about the anatomy of this amazing animal? If yes, play this quiz and assess your knowledge here. Good luck, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the color of underbelly of cheetahs? 

    • A.

      Yellow 

    • B.

      White 

    • C.

      Pink 

    • D.

      Black 

    Correct Answer
    B. White 
    Explanation
    Cheetahs have a white underbelly. This coloration serves as camouflage, helping them blend in with the tall grasses of their natural habitat. The white color also reflects sunlight, helping to keep the cheetah cool in hot temperatures. Additionally, the white underbelly provides a stark contrast to the spotted pattern on the rest of the cheetah's body, making it easier for them to hide and ambush prey.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these animals is most similar with cheetahs in structure? 

    • A.

      Antelope

    • B.

      Lion 

    • C.

      Leopard 

    • D.

      Jackal

    Correct Answer
    C. Leopard 
    Explanation
    Leopards are the most similar to cheetahs in structure. Both cheetahs and leopards belong to the same family, Felidae, and share similar physical characteristics such as a sleek body, long legs, and a flexible spine. They also have similar hunting techniques, relying on their speed and agility to chase down prey. While lions and jackals are also carnivores, they have different body structures and hunting strategies compared to cheetahs. Antelopes, on the other hand, are herbivores and have a completely different body structure.

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  • 3. 

    What genus do cheetahs belong to? 

    • A.

      Felidae 

    • B.

      Felinae 

    • C.

      Acinonyx 

    • D.

      Leo 

    Correct Answer
    C. Acinonyx 
    Explanation
    Cheetahs belong to the genus Acinonyx.

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  • 4. 

    How many teeth do cheetahs have? 

    • A.

      24 

    • B.

      30 

    • C.

      45 

    • D.

      35 

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 
    Explanation
    Cheetahs have 30 teeth. They have a specialized dental structure that allows them to have a large number of teeth compared to other big cats. Their teeth are sharp and designed for gripping and tearing prey. The large number of teeth helps them to efficiently catch and kill their prey.

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  • 5. 

    What is the arrangement of highly concentrated nerve cells in eyes of cheetahs called? 

    • A.

      Visual centre 

    • B.

      Blindspot 

    • C.

      Visual streak 

    • D.

      Aqueous humor 

    Correct Answer
    C. Visual streak 
    Explanation
    The arrangement of highly concentrated nerve cells in the eyes of cheetahs is called the visual streak. The visual streak is a specialized area in the retina of the eye that contains a high density of photoreceptor cells, allowing cheetahs to have excellent visual acuity and focus on distant objects. This adaptation is crucial for their hunting abilities, as it enables them to spot prey from afar and accurately track their movements.

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  • 6. 

    What is the diploid number of chromosomes in cheetahs? 

    • A.

      28 

    • B.

      38

    • C.

      45 

    • D.

      40 

    Correct Answer
    B. 38
    Explanation
    The diploid number of chromosomes in cheetahs is 38. This means that cheetahs have 38 pairs of chromosomes in their cells, with each pair consisting of one chromosome from each parent.

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  • 7. 

    When was the generic name, Acinoyx given to cheetahs? 

    • A.

      1828

    • B.

      1981 

    • C.

      1803 

    • D.

      1834 

    Correct Answer
    A. 1828
    Explanation
    In 1828, the generic name "Acinonyx" was given to cheetahs.

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  • 8. 

    What is the scientific name for cheetah? 

    • A.

      Felis jubatus 

    • B.

      Felis Leo 

    • C.

      Leo Agneria 

    • D.

      Acocinyx kalotifek

    Correct Answer
    A. Felis jubatus 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Felis jubatus. This is the scientific name for cheetah.

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  • 9. 

    Who proposed the name "Acinonyx" for cheetahs? 

    • A.

      Mark Jackson 

    • B.

      Carl Jaeckes

    • C.

      Joshua Brookes 

    • D.

      Martin Clark 

    Correct Answer
    C. Joshua Brookes 
    Explanation
    Joshua Brookes proposed the name "Acinonyx" for cheetahs.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is not a subspecies of cheetah?

    • A.

      Brown European cheetah 

    • B.

      South African cheetah 

    • C.

      Asiatic cheetah 

    • D.

      North East African cheetah 

    Correct Answer
    A. Brown European cheetah 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brown European cheetah. This is because there is no subspecies of cheetah known as the Brown European cheetah. The other options listed, South African cheetah, Asiatic cheetah, and North East African cheetah, are all recognized subspecies of cheetah.

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