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Zebras are black animals with white stripes. They are beautiful and graceful. If you have gone to the zoo or watched an animal related television program, then you must know what they look like. Take this quiz to test your knowledge or maybe find out more about them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many species of zebras exist?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three 

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    C. Three 
    Explanation
    There are three species of zebras that exist: the plains zebra, the mountain zebra, and the Grevy's zebra. Each species has its own unique characteristics and habitat.

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  • 2. 

    Which zebras are not endangered?

    • A.

      None of them is endangered

    • B.

      Grévy's zebras

    • C.

      Mountains zebras

    • D.

      Plains zebras 

    Correct Answer
    D. Plains zebras 
    Explanation
    Plains zebras are not endangered because their population is relatively stable and they are not at risk of extinction. Grévy's zebras and Mountain zebras, on the other hand, are both endangered species due to habitat loss, hunting, and competition with livestock. Therefore, the correct answer is Plains zebras.

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  • 3. 

    What is the scientific name for plains zebras?

    • A.

      Equus quagga 

    • B.

      Equus grevyi

    • C.

      Equus zebra

    • D.

      Equus capensis

    Correct Answer
    A. Equus quagga 
    Explanation
    Equus quagga is the scientific name for plains zebras. This is the correct answer because Equus quagga is the accepted scientific name for the species of zebra commonly referred to as plains zebras. The other options, Equus grevyi, Equus zebra, and Equus capensis, refer to different species of zebras.

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  • 4. 

    What is the genus under which the zebra belongs?

    • A.

      Quagga

    • B.

      Grevyi

    • C.

      Equus 

    • D.

      Zebra

    Correct Answer
    C. Equus 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Equus. The genus Equus includes several species of equids, including horses, donkeys, and zebras. Zebras are part of the Equus genus and are known for their distinctive black and white striped coats.

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  • 5. 

    What is the subgenus for the Grévy's zebra?

    • A.

      Asinus

    • B.

      Equus

    • C.

      Amerhippus

    • D.

      Dolichohippus

    Correct Answer
    D. Dolichohippus
    Explanation
    Dolichohippus is the subgenus for the Grévy's zebra. A subgenus is a taxonomic rank below the genus level. The Grévy's zebra belongs to the genus Equus, which includes several subgenera. Dolichohippus is one of these subgenera, and it specifically refers to the Grévy's zebra. The other options, Asinus, Equus, and Amerhippus, do not represent the subgenus for the Grévy's zebra.

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  • 6. 

    When did the quagga become extinct?

    • A.

      Early 19th century

    • B.

      Late 19th century 

    • C.

      Late 20th century

    • D.

      It is not extinct

    Correct Answer
    B. Late 19th century 
    Explanation
    The quagga became extinct in the late 19th century.

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  • 7. 

    When did the plains zebra become extinct?

    • A.

      Early 19th century

    • B.

      Late 19th century

    • C.

      Late 20th century

    • D.

      It is not extinct

    Correct Answer
    D. It is not extinct
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the plains zebra is not extinct. This means that the plains zebra is still alive and not extinct.

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  • 8. 

    Which zebras belong to the subgenus Hippotigris?

    • A.

      Grévy's

    • B.

      Plains and mountain zebras 

    • C.

      Quagga

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Plains and mountain zebras 
    Explanation
    Plains and mountain zebras belong to the subgenus Hippotigris. This is because the subgenus Hippotigris includes the species Equus quagga, which is the plains zebra, and Equus zebra, which is the mountain zebra. Grévy's zebra, on the other hand, belongs to the subgenus Dolichohippus. Therefore, the correct answer is Plains and mountain zebras.

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  • 9. 

    What is the family of zebras?

    • A.

      Equida 

    • B.

      Zebra

    • C.

      Musaceae

    • D.

      Gnetaceae

    Correct Answer
    A. Equida 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Equida. Zebras belong to the family Equida, which also includes horses and donkeys. This family is characterized by their hoofed feet, long legs, and ability to run fast. Zebras are known for their distinctive black and white stripes, which help them blend into their surroundings and confuse predators. They are herbivores and typically live in grasslands and savannas in Africa. Zebras are social animals and live in herds, with a dominant male leading the group.

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  • 10. 

    What is the hybrid between a zebra and a horse called?

    • A.

      Zon

    • B.

      Zorse 

    • C.

      Zebroid

    • D.

      Zenonk

    Correct Answer
    B. Zorse 
    Explanation
    A hybrid between a zebra and a horse is called a zorse. This is a combination of the words "zebra" and "horse".

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