Do You Know What A Tasmanian Devil Is?

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Do You Know What A Tasmanian Devil Is? - Quiz

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. It was once native to mainland Australia and now found in the wild only on the island state of Tasmania.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tasmanian devil became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in the year

    • A.

      1936

    • B.

      1946

    • C.

      1956

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    A. 1936
    Explanation
    The Tasmanian devil became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. The thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, was another carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania. However, due to hunting, habitat destruction, and disease, the thylacine population declined rapidly, and the last known individual died in captivity in 1936. With the extinction of the thylacine, the Tasmanian devil took over the title of the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.

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  • 2. 

    Tasmanian devil is found only in the wild where?

    • A.

      Island state of Tasmania

    • B.

      Austria

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      America

    Correct Answer
    A. Island state of Tasmania
    Explanation
    The Tasmanian devil is found only in the wild in the island state of Tasmania. This is because Tasmania is the native habitat of the Tasmanian devil, and it is not found naturally in any other location. The isolation of Tasmania has allowed the Tasmanian devil to evolve and adapt to its unique environment over time.

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  • 3. 

    The Tasmanian devil is of which phylum?

    • A.

      Animalia

    • B.

      Marsupialia

    • C.

      Chordata

    • D.

      S. harrisii

    Correct Answer
    C. Chordata
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chordata because the Tasmanian devil belongs to the phylum Chordata. This phylum includes animals that have a notochord, a hollow nerve cord, and pharyngeal slits at some point in their life cycle. The Tasmanian devil, like other mammals, possesses these characteristics during its embryonic development, making it a member of the phylum Chordata.

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  • 4. 

    What animal is used to depict the size of a tasmanian devil?

    • A.

      Goat

    • B.

      Bird

    • C.

      Cat

    • D.

      Dog

    Correct Answer
    D. Dog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is dog. The size of a Tasmanian devil is often compared to that of a dog. Tasmanian devils are small carnivorous marsupials native to the island of Tasmania in Australia. They have a stocky build and can weigh up to 26 pounds, similar to the size of a small to medium-sized dog. This comparison helps people visualize the size of a Tasmanian devil, especially if they are not familiar with the animal.

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  • 5. 

    How many times in a week during a mating season does the tasmanian devil ovulate?

    • A.

      3 times

    • B.

      4 times

    • C.

      7 times

    • D.

      5 times

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 times
    Explanation
    During a mating season, the tasmanian devil ovulates three times in a week. This means that the female tasmanian devil releases eggs from her ovaries three times within a seven-day period, increasing the chances of successful fertilization and reproduction. Ovulating multiple times in a week is common in many mammalian species and is an adaptive strategy to maximize the chances of successful reproduction.

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  • 6. 

    Female devils give birth to how many young ones after gestation week?

    • A.

      20-30

    • B.

      40-50

    • C.

      30-50

    • D.

      19-25

    Correct Answer
    A. 20-30
    Explanation
    Female devils give birth to 20-30 young ones after a gestation period of one week.

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  • 7. 

    What is the lenght of the male tasmanian devil's tail?

    • A.

      10.2" in

    • B.

      15" in

    • C.

      17" in

    • D.

      5.2" in

    Correct Answer
    A. 10.2" in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10.2" in.

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  • 8. 

    What is the lenght of a female tasmanian devil?

    • A.

      45" in

    • B.

      40" in

    • C.

      31.6" in

    • D.

      56.6" in

    Correct Answer
    C. 31.6" in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 31.6" in. This suggests that the length of a female Tasmanian devil is approximately 31.6 inches.

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  • 9. 

    What is the weight of a Male tasmanian devil?

    • A.

      8 kg

    • B.

      2 kg

    • C.

      10 kg

    • D.

      5 kg

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 kg
    Explanation
    Male Tasmanian devils typically weigh around 8 kg.

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  • 10. 

    What is the average wieght of a female tasmanian devil?

    • A.

      7 kg

    • B.

      10 kg

    • C.

      6 kg

    • D.

      5 kg

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 kg
    Explanation
    The average weight of a female Tasmanian devil is 6 kg.

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