Test Your Penguin Smarts

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Test Your Penguin Smarts

There are 18 species of penguins, and while all of them can be recognized by their black and white feathers, there are many characteristics that make each unique. See how much you know about the world’s penguins by taking our quiz in honor of World Penguin Day on April 25.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which penguin species can be found in the northernmost climate?
    • A. 

      Chinstrap

    • B. 

      Snares

    • C. 

      African

    • D. 

      Galapagos

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Penguins can be found in which location(s):
    • A. 

      The Antarctic

    • B. 

      The equator

    • C. 

      The Arctic

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which species of penguin(s) breeds on ice?
    • A. 

      Emperor

    • B. 

      Chinstrap

    • C. 

      Adélie

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of these penguin species is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature?
    • A. 

      Galapagos

    • B. 

      Yellow-eyed

    • C. 

      Northern rockhopper

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What threatens the world’s penguins?
    • A. 

      Food depletion

    • B. 

      Climate change

    • C. 

      Introduced predators and disease

    • D. 

      Habitat degradation

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Identify the species based on this photograph.
    • A. 

      Emperor

    • B. 

      Chinstrap

    • C. 

      Erect-crested

    • D. 

      Yellow-eyed

    • E. 

      Northern rockhopper

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What is the deepest a penguin can dive?
    • A. 

      20 meters (22 yards)

    • B. 

      100 meters (110 yards)

    • C. 

      300 meters (330 yards)

    • D. 

      500 meters (550 yards)

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Why are penguins black and white? 
    • A. 

      The coloring helps them regulate their temperature.

    • B. 

      It makes it easier for the chicks to find adults on the ice.

    • C. 

      The coloring serves as an effective form of camouflage.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above