World’s Weirdest Animals Quiz

What do you know about the crazy, odd, bizarre, strange world of animals? Take this quiz and see how familiar you are with the weirdness of the animal kingdom.

Mudskipper
Mudskipper, Periophthalmus sp., Family: Gobiidae, Location: Germany, Stuttgart, Zoological Garden. Photo taken by H. Krisp cc3.0




True or False?

1. Male birds of paradise look prettier, more poised and ornamental than female ones.

 True

 False

 

2. Axolotls accept transplants from other organisms. They can fully restore these alien organs, too.

 True

 False

 

3. Female echidnas do not have nipples, so they sweat their milk to feed their young.

 True

 False

 

4. Naked mole rats are proud of their nakedness. This rodent family would rather live on land than underground.

 True

 False

 

5. The mudskipper is a fish that can live and thrive on land.

 True

 False

 

6. When threatened, the lowland streaked tenrecs of Madagascar raise their quills and lunge toward a predator, causing its detachable spines to thrust into the predator’s flesh.

 True

 False

 

7. The hagfish produces large amounts of slime as defense mechanism. A single hagfish is capable of producing up to twenty-five gallons of slime.

 True

 False

 

8. Sea cucumbers breathe through their butts.

 True

 False

 

9. Male leafy sea dragons are the ones who get pregnant and give birth to live young.

 True

 False

 

10. The mantis shrimp stores its energy in its claws so when it strikes prey, the force is comparable to a 22-caliber bullet.

 True

 False




Answers to World’s Weirdest Animals Quiz:

1. True.
2. True.
3. True.
4. False. Naked mole rats live their entire life underground to avoid land hunters. They also live in colonies, like ants.
5. True. They breathe through their skin and keep their gills moist by storing water in them.
6. True.
7. False. The maximum volume of slime from a single hagfish was recorded to be at about five gallons.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True.

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