Animal Senses Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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Animal Senses Quiz: Trivia Facts!

Animals have senses to detect what is going on in their environment. Humans and animals have the same five-sense n common, but these senses become amplified to suit their environments, such as smell and hearing in animals. Test how well you understand these animal senses by taking the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the five senses?
    • A. 

      Happy, sad, excited, bored and stressed

    • B. 

      Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch

    • C. 

      To survive, to adapt, to live, to reproduce and to communicate

    • D. 

      Elephants, lions, honeybees, owls and mice

  • 2. 
    Why most animals have one or two senses more important than the others?
    • A. 

      Because animals need to feed.

    • B. 

      Because animals are alive.

    • C. 

      Because animals need to adapt to their specific environments.

    • D. 

      Because animals have babies.

  • 3. 
    What do elephants use their senses of smell and touch for?
    • A. 

      To find food, water, and other animals

    • B. 

      To feel happy

    • C. 

      To see around

    • D. 

      To feed their babies

  • 4. 
    What is true about elephants' trunks?
    • A. 

      They use their trunk to smell the air and the ground.

    • B. 

      They breathe and smell with their trunks.

    • C. 

      They touch each other with their trunks to communicate.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Why is it important for elephants to feel vibrations in the ground?
    • A. 

      So they can know where the rainwater is by feeling the ground shake due to a thunder.

    • B. 

      Because they need to know where they are in the jungle.

    • C. 

      So they can see where the rain is.

    • D. 

      Because they need to communicate with other elephants.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      They can hear vibrations from the ground.

    • B. 

      They can see other animals that are far away.

    • C. 

      They can see thunders in the distance.

    • D. 

      They can hear low sound that we cannot hear.

  • 7. 
    What do owls feed on?
    • A. 

      They feed on plants.

    • B. 

      They feed on fruits.

    • C. 

      They feed on other animals.

    • D. 

      They feed on bees.

  • 8. 
    What is a prey?
    • A. 

      Animals that are eaten by other animals.

    • B. 

      Plants that are eaten by animals.

    • C. 

      Animals that eat other animals.

    • D. 

      Animals that eat plants.

    • E. 

      A prey is an animal that is caught, killed and eaten by other animals.

  • 9. 
    What do honeybees use the nectar for?
    • A. 

      To make honey in the hive

    • B. 

      To smell good

    • C. 

      To communicate with other bees

    • D. 

      To see in the dark

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      By making sounds

    • B. 

      By dancing in a figure eight and wiggling

    • C. 

      By feeding on nectar

    • D. 

      By smelling other bees

  • 11. 
    What is the main idea of this paragraph?"Animals use their senses to survive in nature. Animal’s abilities to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch help them find food. Animals also use their senses to avoid, or stay away from, their enemies."
    • A. 

      Animals use their senses to avoid danger.

    • B. 

      Animals can see, hear, smell, taste and touch.

    • C. 

      Animals use their senses to find food.

    • D. 

      Animals use their senses to stay alive in the natural world.

  • 12. 
    What is the main idea of this paragraph?"Elephants also touch each other with their trunks to communicate. Friendly elephants touch trunks as a greeting. Mother elephants touch new baby elephants with their trunks to welcome them. When a baby elephant is afraid, the mother strokes it with her trunk. Sometimes a baby elephant holds its mother’s tail with its trunk. That makes the baby feel safe."
    • A. 

      Elephants are friendly so they greet by touching trunks.

    • B. 

      Elephants use their trunks to communicate with other elephants.

    • C. 

      Mother elephants touch their new baby to make him feel better.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    What is the main idea of this paragraph?"Elephants use their sense of hearing to avoid danger. Elephants can hear low sounds that humans ears can’t. They can also make special low sounds with their trunks to communicate with other elephants far away. For example, elephants make sounds to tell other elephants about dangerous animals, such as lions. Baby elephants make special sounds when they are afraid. When mother elephant hears the sounds, she goes to help her baby."
    • A. 

      Elephants use their sense of hearing for a lot of things.

    • B. 

      Elephants can hear low sounds that we can't hear.

    • C. 

      Elephants make sounds to tell other elephants about danger.

    • D. 

      Elephants use their trunks to make sounds to communicate.

  • 14. 
    What is the main idea of this paragraph? "Owls have excellent vision. At night, they fly and look for prey – small animals to eat, such as mice, rabbits, frogs, and birds. When owls see and animal move, they fly down and catch it."
    • A. 

      Owls eat small animals.

    • B. 

      Owls can see at night.

    • C. 

      Owls can see very well.

    • D. 

      Owls fly down to catch a prey.

  • 15. 
    What is the main idea of this paragraph? "A scientist named Karl von Frisch studied honeybees. He saw that honeybees move back and forth in a kind of “dance” when they return to the hive. They dance in different ways to tell other honeybees where to find food. Frisch saw that honeybees dance in a circle to show that food is near. They dance in a figure eight (8) and wiggle to show that food is far away."
    • A. 

      A scientist studied honeybees.

    • B. 

      Honeybees dance in many ways to communicate others where the food is.

    • C. 

      Honeybees dance and wiggle making a figure 8 to show that food is far away.

    • D. 

      None of the above