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Elephant Trivia

written by: tojoyamoto
 
How much do you know about these amazing and sensitive creatures?

Question 1:


How long is the average lifespan of an elephant?
15 years
70 years
35 years
110 years

Question 2:


Just like humans, apes and dolphins, elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror.
False
True

Question 3:


Until what age can the female elephant (called a cow) produce offspring?
75 years
50 years
7 years
15 years

Question 4:


Elephants always give birth to twins.
False
True

Question 5:


Elephants express joy by spinning in circles, trumpeting, roaring, screaming, urinating, and flapping their ears. In which of these cases will an elephant not act this way?
when playing games
after the death of an elderly elephant
when meeting a friend (elephant or human)
after the birth of a new baby elephant

Question 6:


Elephants sometimes have stillborn births, but are not bothered by the loss since the baby was never "alive."
True
False

Question 7:


Mammoths are members of the elephant family.
False
True

Question 8:


How many species of elephant exist today?
6
1
5
3

Question 9:


How many individual muscles are in an elephant's trunk?
500
2,000
40,000
10,000

Question 10:


When swimming, an elephant will use its trunk as a snorkel.
True
False

Question 11:


Elephants intertwine their trunks with the trunks of other elephants, much like a handshake. What does an elephant not do with its trunk?
place food in their mouth
caress a baby elephant
grab enemies and fling them away
drink through it like through a straw

Question 12:


Elephants spend 16 hours a day collecting and eating food, an average of 400 lbs of food a day. But their bodies do not digest 100% of the food. How much of the food does the elephant's body digest?
20%
60%
40%
80%

Question 13:


It has been reported that in the period 1992-2008, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus had at least this many elephant deaths caused by abuse and neglect.
24
0
1
7

Question 14:


An elephant's brain is half the size of the human brain.
False
True

Question 15:


Through what body part can an elephant NOT hear?
ears
skin
trunk
feet

Question 16:


Only female elephants were used in battle, because male elephants were too difficult to tame and train.
False
True

Question 17:

View the provided image.
For centuries in southern Asia, elephants were "the executioners of choice," used to torture, dismember or crush prisoners and captives in public.
False
True


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Question 18:


In Islamic history, 570 A.D. was The Year of the Elephant. Which of these happened in that year?
Muhammad was born
The Qur’an was written in book form
Muhammad received his first revelation
Muhammad became ill and died

Question 19:


An elephant's tusks grow continuously, about 7 inches a year.
False
True

Question 20:


Which is true about elephants?
The elephant is a good swimmer.
The elephant is not a protected species.
The elephant is a good jumper.
An elephant's skin is 2.5 inches thick.

 


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