Test Your Knowledge On Wolf Pack Ranks!

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Test Your Knowledge On Wolf Pack Ranks!

Wolves are a social animal, whose basic social unit consists of a mated pair, along with the pair's offspring. Do you know how wolves communicate? What about the ways in which wolves establish rank order within a pack? Take this quiz to see how much you know about wolf pack ranks!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many members are usually in a wolf pack?
    • A. 

      4-5

    • B. 

      6-7

    • C. 

      8-9

    • D. 

      10

  • 2. 
    Wolves communicate and mark their territories by ____________.
    • A. 

      Scent marking

    • B. 

      Vocalizations

    • C. 

      Ritualized aggression

    • D. 

      Defense

  • 3. 
    What is NOT one of the variables that affect the size of a wolf pack?
    • A. 

      The abundance of food

    • B. 

      Social factors within the wolf pack

    • C. 

      Current number of the wolf population

    • D. 

      The physical environment

  • 4. 
    The _____________ male and female are the leaders of the pack. They are the oldest members of the pack and the ones with the most experience in hunting, defending territory, and other important activities.
    • A. 

      Delta

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Omega

    • D. 

      Alpha

  • 5. 
    Wolves _____________ to communicate with each other.
    • A. 

      Rub noses

    • B. 

      Use body language

    • C. 

      Bare their teeth

    • D. 

      Release pheromones

  • 6. 
    How do wolves establish rank order within a pack?
    • A. 

      Ritualized fights

    • B. 

      Threatening displays

    • C. 

      Reproductive success

    • D. 

      Foraging success

  • 7. 
    The _____________ wolf is often young and is the nanny to puppies when the other wolves leave the den.
    • A. 

      Sigma

    • B. 

      Theta

    • C. 

      Omega

    • D. 

      Beta

  • 8. 
    What is NOT one of the reasons that wolves howl?
    • A. 

      As a way of communicating

    • B. 

      As a way to defend themselves

    • C. 

      When they are lost

    • D. 

      As a declaration of territory

  • 9. 
    What is NOT one of the animals that wolves hunt and eat?
    • A. 

      Caribou

    • B. 

      Bison

    • C. 

      Beavers

    • D. 

      Antelopes

  • 10. 
    Cubs stay with their parents until they are old enough to leave home, which is usually by the time they are _____________ years old.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6