Animal Trivia Quiz: Can You Identify Mammals?

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Are you ready for the most challenging trivia quiz on animals? Animals offer us pure, unconditional love, and even wild animals can keep us grounded. There are so many different kinds of animals. During this quiz, you will be expected to discern which animals are mammals. That is the quiz, being able to identify animals and to what group they belong. This quiz will help you to learn which animals are mammals, and which are not. So, let's get started.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Otter

    • B.

      Silkworm

    • C.

      Moray Eel

    • D.

      Water Stride

    Correct Answer
    A. Otter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Otter because otters are mammals. Mammals are a group of animals that have mammary glands, which means they can produce milk to feed their young. Otters also have fur or hair, give birth to live young, and are warm-blooded. Silkworms, Moray Eels, and Water Strides are not mammals. Silkworms are insects, Moray Eels are fish, and Water Strides are insects as well.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Goldfish

    • B.

      American Crow

    • C.

      Oryx

    • D.

      Trout

    Correct Answer
    C. Oryx
    Explanation
    The oryx is a mammal because it is a member of the Bovidae family, which includes mammals such as cows, goats, and antelopes. Mammals are characterized by having mammary glands that produce milk to nourish their young, and the oryx fits this criterion. Additionally, mammals have hair or fur, and the oryx has a coat of fur. Therefore, the oryx is the correct answer as it meets the requirements to be classified as a mammal.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Snowy Owl

    • B.

      Python

    • C.

      Leghorn Hen

    • D.

      Orca

    Correct Answer
    D. Orca
    Explanation
    Orca is a mammal because it belongs to the group of marine mammals known as cetaceans. Cetaceans include whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and they are all mammals because they give live birth, nurse their young with milk, and have hair or fur on their bodies at some point in their lives. Orcas, also known as killer whales, are the largest members of the dolphin family and exhibit all the characteristics of mammals, making them the correct answer in this case.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Orangutan

    • B.

      Spectacled Caiman

    • C.

      Rattlesnake

    • D.

      Green Darner Dragonfly

    Correct Answer
    A. Orangutan
    Explanation
    An orangutan is a mammal because it possesses the characteristics of mammals, such as having hair or fur, giving birth to live young, and producing milk to nourish their offspring. Unlike reptiles (Spectacled Caiman, Rattlesnake) or insects (Green Darner Dragonfly), orangutans belong to the mammalian class.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Vinegarroon

    • B.

      Earwig

    • C.

      Black Widow Spider

    • D.

      Okapi

    Correct Answer
    D. Okapi
    Explanation
    The Okapi is a mammal because it possesses all the characteristics of mammals. It has mammary glands that produce milk to nourish their young, it has hair or fur covering its body, it gives live birth, and it is warm-blooded. The other animals listed, such as the Vinegarroon, Earwig, and Black Widow Spider, do not possess these characteristics and are not classified as mammals.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Sunfish

    • B.

      Ocelot

    • C.

      Cockatoo

    • D.

      Ostrich

    Correct Answer
    B. Ocelot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ocelot. Ocelot is a mammal because it belongs to the family Felidae, which includes all types of cats. Mammals are characterized by having mammary glands, giving birth to live young, and having hair or fur. Ocelots have all of these characteristics, making them a mammal. Sunfish, Cockatoo, and Ostrich are not mammals.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Dragonfly

    • B.

      Northern Elephant Seal

    • C.

      Downy Woodpecker

    • D.

      Electric Eel

    Correct Answer
    B. Northern Elephant Seal
    Explanation
    The Northern Elephant Seal is a mammal because it possesses several characteristics that define mammals. It has hair or fur on its body, gives birth to live young, and nurses its offspring with milk produced by mammary glands. These characteristics are exclusive to mammals and differentiate them from other animal groups. Therefore, the Northern Elephant Seal is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Downy Woodpecker

    • B.

      Sea Turtle

    • C.

      Electric Eel

    • D.

      Muskrat

    Correct Answer
    D. Muskrat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Muskrat because it is a mammal. Mammals are characterized by having mammary glands that produce milk for their young, having hair or fur on their bodies, and giving live birth. Muskrats are small, semi-aquatic rodents that have all these characteristics, making them a mammal.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Canada Goose

    • B.

      Musk Ox

    • C.

      Jackass Penguin

    • D.

      American Tree Sparrow

    Correct Answer
    B. Musk Ox
    Explanation
    The Musk Ox is a mammal because it possesses several characteristics that define mammals. It is warm-blooded, has hair or fur covering its body, gives birth to live young, and produces milk to nourish its offspring. These characteristics are unique to mammals and distinguish them from other animal groups.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Beetles

    • B.

      Mouse

    • C.

      Cassowary

    • D.

      Hawaiian Goose

    Correct Answer
    B. Mouse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mouse because mice are mammals. Mammals are a group of animals that have mammary glands, which produce milk to feed their young. They also have hair or fur, breathe air, and give birth to live young. Mice fit all of these criteria, making them a mammal.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Desert Tortoise

    • B.

      Parrot

    • C.

      Moose

    • D.

      Cassowary

    Correct Answer
    C. Moose
    Explanation
    The moose is a mammal because it is warm-blooded, has fur or hair, gives live birth, and nurses its young with milk. It belongs to the mammalian class and possesses all the characteristics that define a mammal.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Monkeys

    • B.

      Lake Trout

    • C.

      Western Meadowlark

    • D.

      African Gray Parrot

    Correct Answer
    A. Monkeys
    Explanation
    Monkeys are mammals because they have characteristics that define mammals, such as giving live birth, having mammary glands to produce milk, and having hair or fur on their bodies. They also have a specialized jaw structure and inner ear bones that are unique to mammals. Monkeys belong to the order Primates, which is a group of mammals that includes humans, apes, and lemurs. Therefore, monkeys are the correct answer as they meet all the criteria to be classified as mammals.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Large Crane

    • B.

      Mole

    • C.

      Clown Fish

    • D.

      Ring-Billed Gull

    Correct Answer
    B. Mole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mole because moles are mammals. Mammals are a group of animals that have mammary glands and give birth to live young. Moles fit this criteria as they have mammary glands and give birth to live offspring.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      Ray

    • B.

      Piranha

    • C.

      Walkingstick

    • D.

      Mink

    Correct Answer
    D. Mink
    Explanation
    The mink is a mammal because it possesses several characteristics that define mammals. Mammals are warm-blooded, have hair or fur, give birth to live young, and produce milk to feed their offspring. Minks have all of these traits, making them a clear example of a mammal.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following animals is a mammal?

    • A.

      American Goldfinch

    • B.

      Mandrill

    • C.

      Ant

    • D.

      Mallard Duck

    Correct Answer
    B. Mandrill
    Explanation
    A mandrill is a mammal because it possesses all the characteristics of mammals. It has hair or fur, gives birth to live young, and produces milk to nourish its offspring. Mandrills also have specialized teeth, including incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, which are typical of mammals. Additionally, they have a four-chambered heart, a characteristic feature of mammals.

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