Ball Python Trivia Quiz

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Hey, check out this fun and interesting 'Ball Python Quiz' that we've designed here for you. If you think you have good knowledge about this python species, then you must try testing your knowledge with this awesome quiz. The ball python belongs to the python species and is well known for curling itself up into a tight ball. There are several interesting facts associated with this python. Play this quiz and we'll see if you are well aware of all those facts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is the correct scientific name for the ball python?

    • A.

      Python Molurus Bivittatus

    • B.

      Morelia Spilota

    • C.

      Python Regius

    • D.

      Morelia Viridis

    Correct Answer
    C. Python Regius
    Explanation
    Python Regius is the correct scientific name for the ball python. The other options, Python Molurus Bivittatus, Morelia Spilota, and Morelia Viridis, are scientific names for different species of pythons.

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  • 2. 

    Buying captive-born ball pythons reduces the stress on the threatened populations in the wild and helps ensure you will get a healthy, established eater and a snake already used to contact with humans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Buying captive-born ball pythons reduces stress on threatened populations in the wild because it decreases the demand for wild-caught snakes. By purchasing captive-born pythons, individuals are supporting breeding programs that aim to maintain healthy populations in captivity and reduce the need to capture snakes from their natural habitats. Additionally, captive-born pythons are more likely to be healthy and accustomed to human interaction, making them easier to handle and care for as pets.

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  • 3. 

    Check the two common names the ball python referred to as:

    • A.

      Regal Python

    • B.

      Round Python

    • C.

      Radiant Python

    • D.

      Royal Python

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Regal Python
    D. Royal Python
    Explanation
    The ball python is commonly referred to as the Regal Python and the Royal Python. These names highlight the majestic and elegant appearance of the snake. "Regal" and "Royal" both imply a sense of nobility and grandeur, which is fitting for this species. The use of these names helps to convey the snake's beauty and allure to enthusiasts and potential owners.

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  • 4. 

    Ball pythons are excellent  ________ and pump themselves full of air to stay buoyant.

    • A.

      Runners

    • B.

      Swimmers

    • C.

      Dancers

    • D.

      Singers

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimmers
    Explanation
    Ball pythons are excellent swimmers. They have the ability to pump themselves full of air, which helps them stay buoyant in water. This allows them to navigate through aquatic environments with ease. While they are not known for their speed or agility on land, they are well adapted to swimming and can move efficiently in water.

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  • 5. 

        What is the average adult size of the ball python?

    • A.

      2-4 feet

    • B.

      3-5 feet

    • C.

      6-9 feet

    • D.

      10-15 feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 3-5 feet
    Explanation
    The average adult ball python size ranges from 3-5 feet.

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  • 6. 

    The longest-living ball python on record was over 48 years old when it died. State true or false. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The longest-living ball python on record lived for over 48 years before it died.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of this ball python morph?

    Correct Answer
    spider, Spider
    Explanation
    The name of this ball python morph is spider.

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  • 8. 

    Which ancient ruler was thought to have worn ball pythons around their wrist as a bracelet?

    • A.

      Caligula

    • B.

      Nero

    • C.

      Cesar

    • D.

      Cleopatra

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleopatra
    Explanation
    Cleopatra, the ancient ruler of Egypt, is believed to have worn ball pythons around her wrist as a bracelet. This is based on historical accounts and depictions, as well as the association of Cleopatra with snakes in Egyptian mythology and symbolism. Snakes were considered sacred in ancient Egypt, and Cleopatra was known for her fascination with snakes and their symbolism of power and royalty. Wearing ball pythons as a bracelet would have been a unique and extravagant display of her status and connection to Egyptian culture.

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  • 9. 

    In the wild, the ball python is primarily a tree-dwelling snake. State true or false. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The ball python is not primarily a tree-dwelling snake. In the wild, it is actually a ground-dwelling snake. While it may occasionally climb trees, it spends most of its time on the ground, hiding in burrows or under rocks and vegetation.

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  • 10. 

    The adult female ball pythons are always larger in size than males. State true or false.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Adult female ball pythons are generally larger in size than males. This is a common characteristic in many snake species, where females tend to be larger to accommodate the development and carrying of eggs. This size difference is believed to be a result of sexual dimorphism, with females needing more space and resources for reproduction. However, it is important to note that there can be variations in size among individuals, so it is not an absolute rule.

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