What Do You Know About Penguins?

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What Do You Know About Penguins? - Quiz

Who isn't a fan of penguins? From their gawky waddle on land terrain to the streamlined swimming in the ocean, they fall in the category of our favorite birds. Take this quiz to learn more about penguins.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Penguins has how many number of species?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      22

    Correct Answer
    A. 17
    Explanation
    Penguins have 17 species.

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  • 2. 

    What do penguins usually eat?

    • A.

      Small birds

    • B.

      Seeds and fruits

    • C.

      Krill, squid and fish

    • D.

      Worms and insects

    Correct Answer
    C. Krill, squid and fish
    Explanation
    Penguins usually eat krill, squid, and fish. These are their primary sources of food in their natural habitat. Penguins are known to be excellent hunters in the water, using their streamlined bodies and strong flippers to catch their prey. Krill is a small shrimp-like creature that forms a major part of their diet. Squid and fish are also important food sources for penguins, providing them with the necessary nutrients and energy to survive and thrive in their cold environments.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of a newborn penguin?

    • A.

      Chick

    • B.

      Pup

    • C.

      Pipping

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Chick
    Explanation
    A newborn penguin is called a chick. This term is commonly used to refer to baby birds in general, including penguins. It is a fitting name for baby penguins as it is a simple and widely recognized term to describe them.

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  • 4. 

    Where do penguins live?

    • A.

      Northern hemisphere only

    • B.

      Southern hemisphere only

    • C.

      Both southern and northern hemisphere

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Northern hemisphere only
    Explanation
    Penguins are primarily found in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically in Antarctica, as well as in other regions such as South Africa, South America, and New Zealand. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above" as penguins do not live in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • 5. 

    Penguins belong to which of the following animal group?

    • A.

      Mammal

    • B.

      Birds

    • C.

      Cuddly toys

    • D.

      Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Birds
    Explanation
    Penguins belong to the bird group because they possess characteristics that are common to birds, such as having feathers, laying eggs, and having wings. While they are flightless birds, they have adapted to their environment by evolving flipper-like wings that allow them to swim underwater. Penguins are also warm-blooded, have a beak, and display other bird-like behaviors and traits.

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  • 6. 

    The nest of most penguins is often made of what?

    • A.

      Snow

    • B.

      Twigs

    • C.

      Small stones

    • D.

      Seaweed

    Correct Answer
    C. Small stones
    Explanation
    Penguins often make their nests out of small stones. This is because stones provide stability and insulation for the nest, helping to keep the eggs and chicks warm. Additionally, the stones help to elevate the nest off the cold ground, protecting it from melting snow or flooding. Penguins gather the stones using their beaks and feet, carefully arranging them in a circular shape to create a cozy nest for their young.

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  • 7. 

    For what reason do penguins have strong feet and paws?

    • A.

      As weapons when battling with other penguins

    • B.

      To fend off predators

    • C.

      To enable them dig burrows

    • D.

      To cling to wet rocks and slippery snow and ice

    Correct Answer
    D. To cling to wet rocks and slippery snow and ice
    Explanation
    Penguins have strong feet and paws to cling to wet rocks and slippery snow and ice. This allows them to navigate their environment and maintain stability while walking, swimming, and climbing. The strong grip provided by their feet and paws helps them to avoid slipping and falling, which is crucial for their survival in their icy habitats.

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  • 8. 

    What is the height of the tallest penguin?

    • A.

      39 inches (1 m)

    • B.

      29 inches (0.74 m)

    • C.

      49 inches (1.24 m)

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. 39 inches (1 m)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 39 inches (1 m). This means that the tallest penguin can reach a height of 39 inches or 1 meter.

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  • 9. 

    The major predators of Antarctic penguins are?

    • A.

      Sharks

    • B.

      Leopard seals

    • C.

      Elephant seals

    • D.

      Blue whales

    Correct Answer
    B. Leopard seals
    Explanation
    Leopard seals are the major predators of Antarctic penguins. These seals are known for their strong swimming abilities and agility in the water, making them effective hunters. They often wait near the water's edge or under ice shelves, ambushing penguins as they enter the water. Leopard seals have sharp teeth and powerful jaws, allowing them to catch and devour penguins with ease. Their predation can have a significant impact on penguin populations in the Antarctic.

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  • 10. 

    Where do penguins go once they have young ones?

    • A.

      They go inland

    • B.

      They search for grasslands

    • C.

      They build a snow home

    • D.

      They bury themselves inside the snow

    Correct Answer
    A. They go inland
    Explanation
    Penguins go inland once they have young ones. This means that they leave the coastal areas and move towards the interior regions. This is likely because inland areas provide better protection and resources for their young ones. Inland areas may offer more shelter from predators and harsh weather conditions, as well as a greater abundance of food sources. Moving inland also allows penguins to establish nesting sites and create a suitable environment for their offspring.

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