Bat Quiz

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Bats – The Facts – What do you know? Test your knowledge of these fantastical flying mammals with this quick quiz.

(Discover more facts about Bats here: Top 10 Facts About Bats)

 

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Bat hanging upside down. Image credit: gwmiddleditch/CC0 Public Domain Image.




True or False?

1. Bats are more closely related to primates than they are to mice and other rodents.

 True

 False

2. There three main types of bats — megabats, superbats and microbats.

 True

 False

3. The largest bats are known as flying badgers.

 True

 False

4. The smallest known bat is about the size of a bumblebee.

 True

 False

5. Bats are one of three different types of flying mammals.

 True

 False

6. Some species of bats can fly faster than owls.

 True

 False

7. Most bats don’t actually use echolocation to find food.

 True

 False

8. A single brown bat can eat more than a thousand mosquitoes in an hour.

 True

 False

9. Baby bats are called pups, and an adult female bat only has one per year.

 True

 False

10. Bats only live for up to 2 or 3 years.

 True

 False




Answers to the Bat Quiz:

1. True.
2. False. There are two main types of bats — megabats and microbats.
3. False. The largest bats are known as flying foxes.
4. True. The smallest bat is the Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, also known as the bumblebee bat.
5. False. Bats are the only true flying mammals (there are mammals that glide such as the flying squirrel).
6. True.
7. False. Most bats use echolocation to find food.
8. True.
9. True.
10. False. Bats can live up to 20 or 30 years.

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