History: Ancient Animals Trivia Questions! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Phoenix myth is attributed to what ancient civilization?
    • A. 

      Greeks

    • B. 

      Egyptians

    • C. 

      Arabians

    • D. 

      Chineese

  • 2. 
    The Phoenix myths say
    • A. 

      The bird was similar to an eagle

    • B. 

      The phoenix was sometimes shown in flames rather than feathers

    • C. 

      At the end of its life cycle it would build a nest as it was dying and set the nest on fire

    • D. 

      The Phoenix was the symbolic representation of death and rebirth of the sun

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Mermaids were usually portrayed in Greek art as
    • A. 

      Birds with the head or upper body of a woman

    • B. 

      Fish tails with the head or upper body of a woman

    • C. 

      Chinese dragons with the head or upper body of a woman

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Mermaids were known to
    • A. 

      Catch fish and give them to the local fisherman

    • B. 

      Sit on rocks and sing sweetly to lure boats astray

    • C. 

      Put on shows for the townspeople

    • D. 

      Grant a wish to the person who catches them

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Dragons are commonly associated with
    • A. 

      Elephants

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Dinosaurs

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Edward Topsell wrote about dragons in his scholarly History of Four Footed Beasts. In one note he mentions
    • A. 

      Dragons sleep in the day and are up at night

    • B. 

      Dragons are afraid of water

    • C. 

      Dragons are fond of lettuce but that apples give them stomachaches

    • D. 

      Dragons were not real and only made up in history

  • 7. 
    Dragonologists and Dragonslayers include
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      None of the above

    • C. 

      Fu His

    • D. 

      George of Cappadocia

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Early Christians thought dragons represented
    • A. 

      Good

    • B. 

      The devil or evil

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Blood

    • E. 

      Death

  • 9. 
    The first recorded dragonologist was
    • A. 

      Beowulf

    • B. 

      Marco Polo

    • C. 

      Fu His

    • D. 

      Edward Topsell

    • E. 

      Merlin

  • 10. 
    Who was the famous Danish king that was forced to become a dragonslayer when a local dragon was aroused to fury by the theft of a cup from its hoard
    • A. 

      Marco Polo

    • B. 

      Beowulf

    • C. 

      Merlin

    • D. 

      George of Cappadocia

    • E. 

      Fu His

  • 11. 
    Draconodon (dragon footed) are described as
    • A. 

      Large, winged even toed birdlike creatures who could fly

    • B. 

      Very tame

    • C. 

      Fed on insects

    • D. 

      Green in color

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a prehistoric dragon
    • A. 

      Draco stupidus

    • B. 

      Bush Dragon

    • C. 

      Draco minimus floralis

    • D. 

      Knucker

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Draco minimus floralis

    • B. 

      Bush Dragon

    • C. 

      Draco Stupidus

    • D. 

      Knucker Dragon

    • E. 

      Draco simius ovilator

  • 14. 
    Which dragon lived in the Southern Africa's Kalahari Desert, was very tame,the local people did not like their meat because it was to dry and chewy and they became extinct in 1820
    • A. 

      Draconodon (dragon footed)

    • B. 

      Bush Dragon (Draco nano)

    • C. 

      Draco minimus floralis

    • D. 

      Draco simiiius ovilator

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Which dragon was known as egg throwing monkey dragon andwere used as humans as paper weights until the species died
    • A. 

      Draco simius ovilator

    • B. 

      Bush Dragon

    • C. 

      Draco Stupidus

    • D. 

      Knucker Dragon

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    A characteristic of the European drago (Draco occidentalis magnus)
    • A. 

      Breathe fire and eat once a month on a sheep, ox or human

    • B. 

      Portrayed as good and nice

    • C. 

      Pink in color

    • D. 

      Lived in China

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    What dragon was a master of camouflage, can remain motionless for hours, can jump, is grey or green and hard to see against buildings, eats rats, bats and cats , lives in old buildings especially the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
    • A. 

      Wyvern

    • B. 

      Knucker

    • C. 

      Gargouille

    • D. 

      Chinese lung

    • E. 

      Lindworm Dragon

  • 18. 
    Which drago lives on the African savanna, feeds on elephants, are friendly to humans, are green to greenish brown in color and are depicted on shields and banners as a sign of strength
    • A. 

      Gargouille

    • B. 

      Knucker

    • C. 

      Chinese lung

    • D. 

      Wyvern

    • E. 

      Frost

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Knucker

    • B. 

      Frost

    • C. 

      Chinese lung

    • D. 

      Lindworm Dragon

    • E. 

      Wyvern

  • 20. 
    Which dragon is known as the shy beast of great wisdom, loves high altitudes, known for its hairy armpits and iridescent red or orange in color and lives where there are a lot of monks and moasteries
    • A. 

      Chinese lung

    • B. 

      Lambton Dragon

    • C. 

      Tibetan Dragon

    • D. 

      Frost

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which dragon is very benevolent, very smart, have lived up to 1000 years, eat mainly fish and birds and have been honored in festivals and boat races, and can paint
    • A. 

      Frost

    • B. 

      Chinese lung

    • C. 

      Lindworm Dragon

    • D. 

      Drake Dragon

    • E. 

      Sea Serpent

  • 22. 
    Which dragon's venom is sprayed in a mist through Artic air, migrate from North to South Poles yearly and are white tinged with blue or pink
    • A. 

      Knucker

    • B. 

      Lindworm Dragon

    • C. 

      Frost

    • D. 

      Tibetan Dragon

    • E. 

      Drake Dragon

  • 23. 
    Which dragon was discovered by Marco Polo, has 2 legs, no wings and a very long tail, is serpent like with leather skin and is pale green or sadny yellow
    • A. 

      Lindworm Dragon

    • B. 

      Faerie Dragon

    • C. 

      Frost

    • D. 

      Drake Dragon

    • E. 

      Sea Serpent

  • 24. 
    Which dragon is very small, has large eye and large butterfly type wings. It is the rarest of all dragons and only eats fruits, vegetables and nuts
    • A. 

      Faerie Dragon

    • B. 

      Pernese Dragon

    • C. 

      Hydra

    • D. 

      Sea Serpeant

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Which dragon has multiple necks and heads, reproduces by splitting, has cannibalistic tendencies and was fought by Hercules and killed by Jason to get the Golden Fleece
    • A. 

      Faerie Dragon

    • B. 

      Hydra

    • C. 

      Sea Serpent

    • D. 

      Cockatrice

    • E. 

      Griffins