Farm Animal Trivia

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Farm Animal Trivia - Quiz

This quiz consists of trivia questions about farm animals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the first bird domesticated by man?

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Turkey

    • C.

      Goose

    • D.

      Guinea

    Correct Answer
    C. Goose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is chicken. The chicken was the first bird to be domesticated by humans. This occurred around 5,000 years ago in Southeast Asia. Chickens were initially domesticated for their eggs and later for their meat. They are now one of the most common and widely consumed domesticated animals in the world.

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  • 2. 

    Chickens absorb vitamin D through their ______ from sunshine.

    • A.

      Feet

    • B.

      Beak

    • C.

      Combs

    • D.

      Skin

    Correct Answer
    C. Combs
    Explanation
    Chickens absorb vitamin D through their combs from sunshine. The comb is a fleshy, red, and raised area on top of a chicken's head. It is highly vascularized, meaning it has a lot of blood vessels, which allows for the absorption of vitamin D from sunlight. The skin, beak, and feet of chickens do not have the same level of vascularity as the comb, making them less efficient at absorbing vitamin D.

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  • 3. 

    How many eggs does an average chicken lay in one year?

    • A.

      127

    • B.

      227

    • C.

      327

    • D.

      427

    Correct Answer
    B. 227
    Explanation
    On average, a chicken can lay around 300 eggs per year. However, this number can vary depending on factors such as breed, age, and environmental conditions. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that an average chicken would lay around 227 eggs in one year.

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  • 4. 

    What color are the ear lobes of chicken that lay brown eggs?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Brown

    • D.

      Gray

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    The color of the ear lobes of chickens that lay brown eggs is red. The color of a chicken's ear lobes can vary depending on the breed, but typically chickens with red ear lobes lay brown eggs, while chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs. The color of the ear lobes is determined by the genetics of the chicken and does not affect the color of the eggs themselves.

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  • 5. 

    What is the underside of a horse's hoof called? It peels off several times a year with new growth.

    • A.

      Sole

    • B.

      Heel

    • C.

      Tort

    • D.

      Frog

    Correct Answer
    D. Frog
    Explanation
    The underside of a horse's hoof is called the frog. The frog is a soft, triangular-shaped structure located at the back of the hoof. It acts as a shock absorber and helps with traction and circulation. The frog also plays a role in the natural shedding process of the hoof, where it peels off several times a year to allow for new growth.

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  • 6. 

    What is the longest recorded flight of a chicken?

    • A.

      5 seconds

    • B.

      13 seconds

    • C.

      25 seconds

    • D.

      30 seconds

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 seconds
    Explanation
    Chickens are not known for their flying abilities, as they have small wings and are generally not built for sustained flight. While they can flap their wings and get off the ground for short distances, their flights are typically brief. Therefore, the longest recorded flight of a chicken being 13 seconds seems plausible, as it aligns with their limited flying capabilities.

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  • 7. 

    Over the lifespan of 11 years, how much will a dog cost you?

    • A.

      $7,350

    • B.

      $13,350

    • C.

      $20,350

    • D.

      $30,350

    Correct Answer
    B. $13,350
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $13,350. Owning a dog can be expensive due to various costs such as food, veterinary care, grooming, and supplies. Over the lifespan of 11 years, these expenses can add up significantly. The cost of owning a dog can vary depending on factors such as the size and breed of the dog, location, and the owner's preferences. Therefore, it is important to budget and plan accordingly to ensure the well-being and financial stability of both the owner and the pet.

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  • 8. 

    On average, how long do pigs live?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      8 years

    • C.

      12 years

    • D.

      15 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 15 years
    Explanation
    Pigs typically live for around 15 years. This is the longest lifespan among the given options. Pigs that are well taken care of and provided with a healthy diet and environment can live even longer. It is important to note that the lifespan of a pig can vary depending on factors such as breed, genetics, and living conditions.

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  • 9. 

    A group of geese on the ground is called a gaggle. A group of geese in the air is called a

    • A.

      Litter.

    • B.

      Flock.

    • C.

      Skein.

    • D.

      Waggle.

    Correct Answer
    C. Skein.
    Explanation
    A group of geese in the air is called a skein. This term is used to describe a formation of geese flying together in a V-shaped pattern. The V-shaped pattern allows the geese to take advantage of the aerodynamic benefits of flying in a group, such as reducing wind resistance and conserving energy. The term "skein" is commonly used to refer to a group of geese in flight and is a specific term for this particular behavior of geese.

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  • 10. 

    Twelve or more cows is known as a ____________.

    • A.

      Herd.

    • B.

      Flink.

    • C.

      Nook.

    • D.

      Flock.

    Correct Answer
    A. Herd.
    Explanation
    A group of twelve or more cows is commonly referred to as a herd. The term "flink" is not a recognized term for a group of cows.

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  • 11. 

    There are more chickens in the world than people.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the global chicken population is estimated to be over 23 billion, while the human population is around 7.8 billion. Therefore, there are significantly more chickens in the world than people.

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  • 12. 

    A donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule won't.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule won't because mules have a lighter body structure and are generally more sure-footed than donkeys. Mules are a crossbreed between a male donkey and a female horse, inheriting some of the horse's traits, including their ability to navigate difficult terrains. Donkeys, on the other hand, have a heavier build and are more likely to sink in soft, unstable surfaces like quicksand. Therefore, it is true that a donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule won't.

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  • 13. 

    Horses can vomit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Horses are unable to vomit due to the structure of their esophagus and stomach muscles. Unlike humans and many other animals, horses have a one-way valve at the entrance to their stomach, which prevents the backward flow of food and stomach contents. This means that when a horse has an upset stomach or ingests something toxic, they are unable to expel it through vomiting. Therefore, the statement that horses can vomit is false.

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  • 14. 

    A normal cow's stomach has 4 compartments.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A normal cow's stomach has 4 compartments. This is true because cows have a unique digestive system called a ruminant digestive system. It consists of four compartments: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. Each compartment serves a specific purpose in the digestion process, allowing cows to efficiently break down and extract nutrients from plant material.

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  • 15. 

    White eggs come from hens with white feathers and white earlobes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. White eggs are usually laid by hens with white feathers and white earlobes. The color of the eggshell is determined by the breed of the hen. Hens with white feathers and white earlobes tend to lay white eggs, while hens with brown feathers and red earlobes lay brown eggs. This is a common characteristic observed in various chicken breeds.

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  • 16. 

    In its entire lifetime, the average worker bee produces one teaspoon of honey.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Worker bees actually produce much less than one teaspoon of honey in their entire lifetime. On average, a worker bee produces only about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. This is because worker bees have a relatively short lifespan of about 6 weeks, during which they spend most of their time performing other tasks such as collecting nectar, building and maintaining the hive, and taking care of the queen and larvae. Honey production is primarily done by the specialized bees called "forager bees" who spend their entire lives collecting nectar and converting it into honey.

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