Senior Horse Bowl Team Study Questions: Horse Science

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Horse Quizzes & Trivia

Multiple choice, true/false and checkbox questions based on Chapter 1 of "Horse Science"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the principle use of the horse before World War II?
    • A. 

      A war machine

    • B. 

      A beast of burden

    • C. 

      A means of recreation and escape for humans

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and b

  • 2. 
    The horse had its beginning 58 million years ago.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Choose the correct order of the stages of the horse through evolution:
    • A. 

      Equus; eohippus; mesohippus

    • B. 

      Mesohippus; eohippus; equine

    • C. 

      Eohippus; mesohippus; equine

    • D. 

      Eohippus; mesohippus; equus

  • 4. 
    From where did the horse originate?
    • A. 

      The Steppes of Russia

    • B. 

      The Great Plains of North America

    • C. 

      Ancient China

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 5. 
    Check all the options that describe Eohippus:
    • A. 

      Measured about 12 inches high

    • B. 

      Had four toes on each front foot and three toes on each hind foot

    • C. 

      Had teeth suitable for grazing

    • D. 

      Was able to live in a forested and swampy environment

  • 6. 
    Check all the options which describe Mesohippus:
    • A. 

      Measured at least 24 inches tall

    • B. 

      Measured at least 30 inches tall

    • C. 

      Had shorter legs and multiple toes on each foot

    • D. 

      Had longer legs with three toes on each foot

  • 7. 
    Mesohippus developed teeth for grazing and greater speed and endurance for finding food and for protection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The characteristics of equus include:
    • A. 

      Development of five toes

    • B. 

      Ability to graze for forage

    • C. 

      Escaped across a land bridge to Asia during the Ice Age

    • D. 

      Continued development to the species we know today in Asia and Europe

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The land bridge that equus crossed during the Ice Age was located between what is now California and Russia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    From where is the name "eohippus" derived?
    • A. 

      From the Latin, "hora" meaning horse

    • B. 

      From the Greek "eos" meaning dawn

    • C. 

      From the Anglo-Saxon "hors" meaning horse

    • D. 

      B and c

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      A and C

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