Elephant Shrews Trivia Quiz

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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.


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  • 1. 

    The scientific name for the elephants shrew is which of the following?

    • A.

      Sativus Elephantus 

    • B.

      Myurus Elephantulus

    • C.

      Elephantulus 

    • D.

      Chordate Elephantulus

    Correct Answer
    C. Elephantulus 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Elephantulus because it is the only option that includes the genus name "Elephantulus," which is the scientific name for the elephant shrew. The other options either include incorrect genus names or do not include the genus name at all.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 2-5 years
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews have an average lifespan of 2-5 years. This means that the majority of elephant shrews live between 2 and 5 years.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Forests and woodlands
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews are small mammals that are found in Africa. They prefer habitats that provide them with both cover and food sources. Forests and woodlands offer a diverse range of vegetation, including shrubs, grasses, and leaf litter, which provide ample hiding places and food for elephant shrews. These habitats also offer protection from predators and allow the shrews to forage for insects and other small invertebrates. Therefore, forests and woodlands are the best habitats for elephant shrews.

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  • 4. 

    Elephant shrew are exclusively found in which part of the world?

    • A.

      Amazon forests

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    B. Africa
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews are exclusively found in Africa. This is because they are native to the continent and can be found in various habitats such as forests, savannas, and deserts. They have adapted to the diverse environments in Africa and are known for their unique appearance and behavior. Elephant shrews are not found in the Amazon forests, Australia, or South America, making Africa the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    How many different species of the elephant shrew exists?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    C. 20
    Explanation
    There are 20 different species of the elephant shrew that exist.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 13km/h
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews are known for their relatively fast speed compared to other rodent-like animals. The top speed recorded for an elephant shrew is 13km/h.

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  • 7. 

    The best lifestyle said to fit elephant shrew is which of the following?

    • A.

      Pack

    • B.

      Family

    • C.

      Solitary

    • D.

      Pride

    Correct Answer
    C. Solitary
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews are known to have a solitary lifestyle. They prefer to live alone and do not form social groups or packs like some other animals. This lifestyle allows them to have more space and resources for themselves, as well as minimizing competition and potential conflicts with other individuals. Being solitary also helps them to avoid predators more effectively, as they can rely on their own senses and agility to escape danger. Overall, the solitary lifestyle is the best fit for the nature and behavior of elephant shrews.

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  • 8. 

    Elephant shrew often fall prey to all the following except?

    • A.

      Snakes

    • B.

      Bees

    • C.

      Lizards

    • D.

      Hawks

    Correct Answer
    B. Bees
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews are small mammals that are primarily insectivorous, feeding on a variety of insects and other invertebrates. While they may be vulnerable to predation from snakes, lizards, and hawks due to their small size, agility, and lack of defensive mechanisms, they are unlikely to fall prey to bees. Bees are not typically predatory towards mammals and are more focused on gathering nectar and pollen for their survival. Therefore, bees are an exception in this list of potential predators for elephant shrews.

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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    B. More than once a year
    Explanation
    Female elephant shrews give birth to more than one litter of offspring annually. This means that they have multiple pregnancies and give birth to multiple sets of babies in a year.

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  • 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 

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 and 2 months 
    Explanation
    Elephant shrews have a gestation period of 1 and 2 months. This means that it takes approximately 1 to 2 months for an elephant shrew to complete its pregnancy and give birth to its offspring.

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