Elephant Shew Trivia Quiz

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Elephant Shew Trivia Quiz

Elephant shrews also called jumping shrews or sengis, are small insectivorous mammals which are native to Africa, and which belong to the family Macroscelididae, in the order Macroscelidea. Their traditional common English name "elephant shrew" comes from a perceived resemblance which exists between their long noses and the trunk of an elephant, as well as their superficial similarity with shrews of family Soricidae in the order Eulipotyphla.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The scientific name for the elephants shrew is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Sativus Elephantus 

    • B. 

      Myurus Elephantulus

    • C. 

      Elephantulus 

    • D. 

      Chordate Elephantulus

  • 2. 
    The average lifespan of an elephant shrew falls between which of the following?
    • A. 

      3-7 years

    • B. 

      2-5 years

    • C. 

      4-6 years

    • D. 

      1-3 years

  • 3. 
    What are the best habitat for the elephant shrew?
    • A. 

      Trees and groundholes

    • B. 

      Zoo and farms

    • C. 

      Forests and woodlands

    • D. 

      Grassland and laboratories

  • 4. 
    Elephant shrew are exclusively found in which part of the world?
    • A. 

      Amazon forests

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      South America

  • 5. 
    How many different species of the elephant shrew exists?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 6. 
    Elephant shrew are described to be relatively fast in comparison to rodent-like animals like itself. Thus, what is the top speed recorded?
    • A. 

      13km/h

    • B. 

      15km/h

    • C. 

      10km/h

    • D. 

      12km/h

  • 7. 
    The best lifestyle said to fit elephant shrew is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Pack

    • B. 

      Family

    • C. 

      Solitary

    • D. 

      Pride

  • 8. 
    Elephant shrew often fall prey to all the following except?
    • A. 

      Snakes

    • B. 

      Bees

    • C. 

      Lizards

    • D. 

      Hawks

  • 9. 
    A female elephant shrew gives birth to how many litters of offsprings annually?
    • A. 

      Just once a year

    • B. 

      More than once a year

    • C. 

      Twice a year 

    • D. 

      Thrice a year 

  • 10. 
    The gestation period of an elephant shrew lasts for how long?
    • A. 

      1 and 2 months 

    • B. 

      2 to 4 weeks 

    • C. 

      2 and 3 months 

    • D. 

      2 and 4 months