Test your knowledge with this Animal Quiz!

April 7th, 2014

Animal I.Q. Quiz

By Joe Petz

Test your knowledge of all things animal by taking the quiz below: Some of the answers may surprise you!


1. Which species was first domesticated by mankind?

A. Horses.

B. Dogs.

C. Cats.

D. Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters.
2. What are the two most popular animals on the planet?
A. Dogs and dolphins.

B. Domestic cats and birds.

C. Reptiles and primates.

D. Monkeys and large cats, like Pumas and Cougars.

3. What is the most dangerous animal in the world?
A. The Great White shark.

B. The Hippopotamus.

C. The Mosquito

D. The Rattlesnake.

4. What is the smartest animal on Earth (excluding humans)?
A. The Dolphin.

B. The Parrot.

C. The Pig.

D. The Chimpanzee.
5. What is the most endangered species?
A. The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

B. The Leatherback Sea Turtle.

C. Smart People (due to the surge in popularity of reality television).

D. The Siberian Tiger.


  1. B: According to Slate, dogs were the first domesticated animal—by many thousands of years.
  2. A. Ask.Com has dogs and dolphins listed as the most-liked critters that populate our planet.
  3. C. Surprisingly, according to Epoch Times, mosquitoes are the most deadly animal on Earth. Why? Because they spread blood-borne diseases, which are almost always deadly in third-world countries.
  4. List25.com has chimps listed as the smartest animal. They are capable of using tools and being taught skills by their parents and relatives. They can even learn sign language and be taught to speak a small vocabulary of human words.
  5. AllAboutWildlife lists the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker as the most endangered animal. In fact, this amazingly beautiful bird is so rare, scientists fear it may already be extinct.


Give yourself 5 points for each question you answered correctly, then access your animal knowledge according to the chart below…

5 or less: It’s time to educate yourself on animal awareness. Consider taking a class from a chimp.

10: You’ve got a long way to go before you consider yourself an animal expert. Here’s your first step toward increasing your internal database: “Animal” from Muppets Most Wanted is NOT REALLY AN ANIMAL AT ALL: He’s a MUPPET.

15: You know the basics and can definitely differentiate between a dog and a cat but, beyond that, you’ve got a ways to go…

20:  You’re a borderline Animal Detective! Good work!

25: You’re the ultimate Animal Ace! Brilliant work!


One Response to “Test your knowledge with this Animal Quiz!”

  1. Sandy says:

    I just want to state that I never rely on Ask.com for information because they tend to be less accurate than even Wikipedia!! Also it seems that one of my sons had told me the Chinese domesticated dogs before the Egyptians had cats, but I couldn’t recall which one came first while taking the quiz! I missed the mosquito one as well, but that answer didn’t surprise me at all! As for the chimp being the smartest animal, I know several sociologist who would argue with you on that one!!! lol I was just impressed that I got the one about the Ivory Billed Woodpecker correct =D

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