Animal Biology: A Biological Diversity Trivia Quiz!

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Biology is a diverse subject which includes the study of animals, consequently known as animal biology or zoology as many may call it. Animal Biology deals with the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals known. Thanks to the works of Carl Linnaeus, a naturalist, who came up with the classification of living things, has helped us greatly in simply identifying animals and knowing their features and structures based on the classification they fall in. Give this quiz a try. Let's see what you know about animals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who were the first scientist to work on animal biology?

    • A.

      Albertus Magnus and Galen

    • B.

      Carl Linnaeus and Galen

    • C.

      Galen and Aristole

    • D.

      Carl Linnaeus and Aristole

    Correct Answer
    C. Galen and Aristole
    Explanation
    Galen and Aristotle were the first scientists to work on animal biology. Galen was a Greek physician and anatomist who conducted extensive research on the anatomy and physiology of animals, including dissections and observations. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, also made significant contributions to the field of zoology, studying and classifying various animals based on their characteristics and behaviors. Together, their work laid the foundation for the study of animal biology and greatly influenced future scientists in this field.

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  • 2. 

    What laid the groundwork for cell theory?

    • A.

      Microscopy

    • B.

      Evolution

    • C.

      Heredity

    • D.

      Reproduction

    Correct Answer
    A. Microscopy
    Explanation
    Microscopy laid the groundwork for cell theory because it allowed scientists to observe and study cells in detail. Through the use of microscopes, scientists were able to discover and describe the existence of cells, their structures, and their functions. This led to the development of the cell theory, which states that all living organisms are composed of cells, cells are the basic unit of life, and cells come from pre-existing cells. Microscopy played a crucial role in providing the evidence and observations needed to support the cell theory.

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  • 3. 

    Who gave an integrative approach to the thematic, proposing a classification of "co-actions"?

    • A.

      Carl Linnaeus

    • B.

      Edward Haskell

    • C.

      Charles Darwin

    • D.

      Aristole

    Correct Answer
    B. Edward Haskell
    Explanation
    Edward Haskell gave an integrative approach to the thematic by proposing a classification of "co-actions".

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  • 4. 

    What is the term given to the interaction between organisms or species, in which the fitness of one is lowered by the presence of another?

    • A.

      Parasitism

    • B.

      Mutualism

    • C.

      Competition

    • D.

      Commensalism

    Correct Answer
    C. Competition
    Explanation
    Competition refers to the interaction between organisms or species where the fitness or survival of one is negatively affected by the presence of another. This can occur when individuals or species compete for limited resources such as food, water, or territory. In this type of interaction, both parties are negatively impacted as they are vying for the same resources, leading to a decrease in the overall fitness of both.

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  • 5. 

    How many possible types of relationship can exist between organisms?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    There can be six possible types of relationships between organisms. These relationships include mutualism, where both organisms benefit; commensalism, where one organism benefits while the other is unaffected; parasitism, where one organism benefits at the expense of the other; competition, where both organisms compete for resources; predation, where one organism hunts and kills another for food; and symbiosis, where two organisms live closely together and interact with each other.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these animals is an herbivore but it is also known to gnaw on bones they find?

    • A.

      Rhino

    • B.

      Dinosaurs

    • C.

      Goats

    • D.

      Giraffe

    Correct Answer
    D. Giraffe
    Explanation
    Giraffes are herbivores, meaning they primarily eat plants. However, they have been observed gnawing on bones they find. This behavior is believed to provide them with essential minerals and nutrients that are lacking in their diet. While it is not a common behavior for giraffes, it has been documented in certain populations.

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  • 7. 

    What are animals that feeds on rotten or dead animals called?

    • A.

      Scavengers

    • B.

      Saprophytes

    • C.

      Cannibalist

    • D.

      Parasites

    Correct Answer
    B. Saprophytes
    Explanation
    Saprophytes are organisms that feed on dead or decaying organic matter. They play an important role in the ecosystem by breaking down and recycling nutrients from dead animals. Scavengers, on the other hand, also feed on dead animals but primarily consume fresh carcasses. Cannibalists are animals that eat members of their own species, while parasites feed on living organisms. Therefore, the correct answer for animals that feed on rotten or dead animals is saprophytes.

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  • 8. 

    Who is a malacologist??

    • A.

      Snail lover

    • B.

      Fish lover

    • C.

      Someone who studies Molluscs

    • D.

      Someone who runs a snail farm

    Correct Answer
    C. Someone who studies Molluscs
    Explanation
    A malacologist is someone who studies molluscs. Molluscs are a diverse group of invertebrate animals that include snails, clams, squids, and octopuses. Malacologists study the anatomy, behavior, ecology, and classification of these animals. They may also specialize in specific groups of molluscs or focus on particular aspects of their biology. Therefore, the correct answer is "Someone who studies Molluscs."

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  • 9. 

    Which of these types of mammals doesn't have four types of teeth?

    • A.

      Felidae

    • B.

      Rodents

    • C.

      Cateceans

    • D.

      Primates

    Correct Answer
    C. Cateceans
    Explanation
    Cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins, and porpoises, do not have four types of teeth. Instead, they have only one type of teeth, which are called homodont teeth. Homodont teeth are all the same shape and size, and they are used for grasping and swallowing prey rather than chewing. This adaptation allows cetaceans to efficiently consume their prey, which is often fish or other small marine organisms.

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  • 10. 

    What is a baby lion called?

    • A.

      Lioness

    • B.

      Lion

    • C.

      Cub

    • D.

      Kitten 

    Correct Answer
    C. Cub
    Explanation
    A baby lion is called a cub. This term is commonly used to refer to the offspring of lions. Cubs are born blind and helpless, and they rely on their mother for food and protection. As they grow, they develop their hunting skills and eventually become independent. The term "cub" is widely recognized and used in the context of lions, making it the correct answer to the question.

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