Extinct Animals Quiz

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Woolly_mammoth

2016

What do you know about extinct animals? Take our quiz and find out.

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Model of a Woolly Mammoth in the Royal BC Museum in Victoria (Canada). Image credit: Flying Puffin cc2.0




True or False?

1. Moas were birds without wings.

 True

 False

 

2. The talons or bird claws of the Haast’s eagle were as large as those of a tiger.

 True

 False

 

3. Aurochs, the ancestor of domestic cows, only grew to 4 feet in height.

 True

 False

 

4. In 1914, the last passenger pigeon died in captivity at Cincinnati Zoo.

 True

 False

 

5. The Irish elk was the biggest deer in the world.

 True

 False

 

6. Dinosaurs never lived in Antarctica.

 True

 False

 

7. The smilodon’s teeth were long but not strong.

 True

 False

 

8. Both male and female thylacines had pouches.

 True

 False

 

9. Woolly mammoth’s tusks would stop growing at just 8 inches.

 True

 False

 

10. A dire wolf’s powerful bite-force could crush a skull.

 True

 False




Answers to the Extinct Animals quiz:

1. True. These giant flightless birds were truly wingless.
2. True.
3. False. Aurochs were huge animals that grew to a height of nearly 6 feet.
4. True.
5. True.
6. False. Paleontologists confirmed that dinosaurs lived on all of the continents, including Antarctica.
7. True.
8. True.
9. False. Their tusks could grow up to 15 feet long.
10. True.

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