Characteristics Of Cheetah! Trivia Facts Quiz

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The cheetah is generally known to be the fastest mammal on the planet. It belongs to the family of cat which include domestic cats, lions, and leopards. Cheetahs are usually found in arid lands, dry forests and savannahs. It is a wild animal that is at the mercy of poachers worldwide. Do you know the amazing characteristics of cheetahs? Attempt this quiz now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these is not a reason for the decline in the number of cheetahs? 

    • A.

      Poaching 

    • B.

      Illegal pet trade 

    • C.

      Unfavorable weather 

    • D.

      Habitat loss 

    Correct Answer
    C. Unfavorable weather 
    Explanation
    Unfavorable weather is not a reason for the decline in the number of cheetahs. While factors such as poaching, illegal pet trade, and habitat loss contribute to the decline, unfavorable weather does not directly impact the cheetah population. The decline in cheetah numbers is primarily attributed to human activities and the destruction of their natural habitats.

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  • 2. 

    What family do cheetahs belong to? 

    • A.

      Felinae 

    • B.

      Felidae 

    • C.

      Leo 

    • D.

      Chordata 

    Correct Answer
    B. Felidae 
    Explanation
    Cheetahs belong to the family Felidae. This family includes all the big cats such as lions, tigers, and leopards. Felidae is a biological classification that encompasses various species of wild cats. Cheetahs are known for their incredible speed and agility, making them unique members of the Felidae family.

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  • 3. 

    When was the first time cheetahs were formally described? 

    • A.

      1871 

    • B.

      1775 

    • C.

      1782 

    • D.

      1788

    Correct Answer
    B. 1775 
    Explanation
    In 1775, the first formal description of cheetahs was made. This means that prior to this date, there was no official documentation or scientific description of cheetahs. It is likely that before 1775, cheetahs were known and observed by people, but their characteristics and features were not formally recorded or recognized. The formal description in 1775 would have provided a comprehensive account of the cheetah's physical appearance, behavior, and other relevant details, which would have contributed to our understanding of this species.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first to formally describe cheetahs? 

    • A.

      Johann Schreber 

    • B.

      Jonna Swiss 

    • C.

      Martin Rock 

    • D.

      Williams Knowles 

    Correct Answer
    A. Johann Schreber 
    Explanation
    Johann Schreber was the first to formally describe cheetahs.

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  • 5. 

    How long does it cheetahs to give birth after conception? 

    • A.

      75 days 

    • B.

      115 days 

    • C.

      90 days 

    • D.

      23 days 

    Correct Answer
    C. 90 days 
    Explanation
    Cheetahs take approximately 90 days to give birth after conception. This gestation period is relatively short compared to other big cats.

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  • 6. 

    What is a group formed by adult male cheetahs called? 

    • A.

      Territory 

    • B.

      Kingdom 

    • C.

      Coalition 

    • D.

      Pack 

    Correct Answer
    C. Coalition 
    Explanation
    A group formed by adult male cheetahs is called a coalition. This term is used to describe a group of two or more male cheetahs that form an alliance and live and hunt together. The formation of coalitions allows male cheetahs to increase their chances of successfully defending their territory, attracting mates, and gaining access to resources. Each member of the coalition has a specific role within the group, such as scouting, hunting, or protecting the territory. Therefore, coalition is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these races was the first start taming cheetahs? 

    • A.

      Greeks 

    • B.

      Romans 

    • C.

      Indians 

    • D.

      Egyptians 

    Correct Answer
    D. Egyptians 
    Explanation
    The Egyptians were the first to start taming cheetahs.

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  • 8. 

    What are cheetahs called in old Egypt? 

    • A.

      Felinate 

    • B.

      Game

    • C.

      Leo 

    • D.

      Panther 

    Correct Answer
    D. Panther 
    Explanation
    In ancient Egypt, cheetahs were called "Panther." This term was used to refer to both leopards and cheetahs, as they were often depicted in Egyptian art and mythology. The Egyptians held a great fascination for these big cats and considered them to be symbols of power and royalty. The word "Panther" was used to describe any large, powerful feline, including cheetahs, in the context of ancient Egypt.

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  • 9. 

    What century saw the use of cheetahs in hunting become popular? 

    • A.

      13th century 

    • B.

      5th century 

    • C.

      12th century 

    • D.

      7th century 

    Correct Answer
    D. 7th century 
    Explanation
    In the 7th century, the use of cheetahs in hunting became popular.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is not a reason for mortality among cheetahs in captivity? 

    • A.

      Stillbirths 

    • B.

      Cannibalism 

    • C.

      Hypothermia 

    • D.

      Hypothermia 

    Correct Answer
    D. Hypothermia 
    Explanation
    Hypothermia is not a reason for mortality among cheetahs in captivity. Hypothermia is a condition where the body temperature drops below normal levels, and it can be a cause of death in various animals. However, cheetahs are adapted to live in warm climates and have a higher body temperature than most other mammals. Therefore, hypothermia is not a common cause of mortality among cheetahs in captivity.

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