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How much do you know about Penguins?

Do you know a penguin from a flamingo?

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    How many species of penguins are there?
    • A.
      10
    • B.
      17
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: There are 17 different species of penguins: Emperor, King, Adelie, Gentoo, Chinstrap, Rockhopper, African, Erect-crested, Fiordland, Galapagos, Humboldt, Little, Macaroni, Magellanic, Snares, Yellow eyed and Royal.
    • C.
      6
    • D.
      28
  • 2.
    What are penguins main diet?
    • A.
      Leaves
    • B.
      Seafood e.g. fish, squid
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Penguins eat seafood. Their main diet is fish, though they'll also eat squid, small shrimp-like animals called "krill" and crustaceans.
    • C.
      Bananas
    • D.
      Snow
  • 3.
    Which is the biggest species of penguins by height and weight?
    • A.
      Humboldt Penguin
    • B.
      King Penguin
    • C.
      Emperor Penguin
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. The male and female are similar in size, reaching 122 cm in height and weighing from 22 to 45 kg.
    • D.
      African Penguin
  • 4.
    Where are the Humboldt Penguins found?
    • A.
      Africa
    • B.
      North Pole
    • C.
      Antartica
    • D.
      South America
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Humboldt penguins are found along the Pacific coast of South America, off the coast of Peru and Chile
  • 5.
    How many eggs can an Emperor Penguin produce at one time? 
    • A.
      1
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The female Emperor penguin will lay one egg each year, which they have to incubate to keep warm from the icy conditions.
    • B.
      5
    • C.
      2
    • D.
      10
  • 6.
    How many Penguins are there in Antartica?
    • A.
      5 thousand
    • B.
      12 million
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: This may seem like a lot, but a study in 2008 estimated that 50% of emperor penguins and 75% of Adelie penguins will likely disappear if global warming temperatures keep rising.
    • C.
      6 billion
    • D.
      10 million
  • 7.
    How did the Chinstrap penguin get its name?
    • A.
      They don't like other penguins
    • B.
      They have funny necks
    • C.
      They wear hats
    • D.
      They have a distinctive line under their chin
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Its name comes from the narrow black band under its head which makes it look as if it were wearing a black helmet, making it one of the most easily identified types of penguin.
  • 8.
    Which penguin can swim the fastest? 
    • A.
      Gentoo Penguin
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The Gentoo penguin can reach up to speeds of 22 miles per hour in the water, while most penguins swim from around 4 to 7 miles per hour.
    • B.
      Little Penguin
    • C.
      Adelie Penguin
    • D.
      Galapagos Penguin
  • 9.
    How long does it take a penguin to lose its feathers?
    • A.
      78-90 days
    • B.
      13-34 days
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: A penguin will stay on land for 2-3 weeks while it moults as it is not waterproof during this process.
    • C.
      2-8 days
    • D.
      6 months
  • 10.
    How do Emperor penguins keep warm during the Antarctic winters? 
    • A.
      They wear jumpers
    • B.
      They have a giant heater
    • C.
      They go in caves
    • D.
      They huddle together in large groups
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Emperor penguins will huddle together in big groups when it gets too cold, or there is a storm, to keep warm.

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 3 correct:
    Little Penguin
    You know a little bit about penguins, but its okay! You can click here to learn more about these amazing, interesting birds!
  • 2.
    4 to 7 correct:
    Royal Penguin
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  • 3.
    8 to 10 correct:
    Emperor Penguin
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