KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with animals which are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

All animals have to eat food to live and grow. Some animals eat only plants. They are called herbivores. Some animals eat only meat. They are called carnivores. Some animals eat both plants and meat. They are called omnivores. Which animals are herbivores? Which are carnivores? Which are omnivores? You can group animals by what they eat.

1. Herbivores eat only plants. Which one of these animals is a herbivore?
[ ] Badger
[ ] Fox
[ ] Eagle
[ ] Sheep
2. Carnivores eat meat. Carnivores eat other animals for their food. Which one of these animals is a carnivore?
[ ] Zebra
[ ] Gazelle
[ ] Giraffe
[ ] Lion
3. Omnivores naturally eat both plants and animals. Which one of these animals is an omnivore?
[ ] Cow
[ ] Tiger
[ ] Chimpanzee
[ ] Wolf
4. Cows and sheep are not the only herbivores. Lots of animals only eat plants. Which one of these is a herbivore?
[ ] Spider
[ ] Caterpillar
[ ] Pig
[ ] Monkey
5. A lot of animals are omnivores. They will eat whatever they can. Which one of these animals is an omnivore?
[ ] Eagle
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Giraffe
[ ] Chicken
6. Carnivores only eat meat. They eat other animals. Which one of these is a carnivore?
[ ] Greenfly
[ ] Elephant
[ ] Deer
[ ] Ladybird
7. The tiger is a big cat. It is a carnivore. Carnivores eat _____  _____.
[ ] Fresh vegetables
[ ] Green vegetables
[ ] Other animals
[ ] Only fish
8. The rhinoceros looks like a meat-eater. But the rhino is a herbivore. Herbivores eat _____  _____.
[ ] Only plants
[ ] Only animals
[ ] Only omnivores
[ ] Only carnivores
9. A rabbit eats grass. A fox eats the rabbit. Which living thing makes the food for the fox?
[ ] Grass
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Fox
[ ] Cow
10. Tom is eating a beefburger. It is in a bun with lettuce and tomato. Tom is an _____.
[ ] Herbivore
[ ] Omnivore
[ ] Carnivore
[ ] Decomposer
KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores (Answers)
1. Herbivores eat only plants. Which one of these animals is a herbivore?
[ ] Badger
[ ] Fox
[ ] Eagle
[x] Sheep
Cows and sheep eat grass. Cows and sheep are herbivores
2. Carnivores eat meat. Carnivores eat other animals for their food. Which one of these animals is a carnivore?
[ ] Zebra
[ ] Gazelle
[ ] Giraffe
[x] Lion
A lion will eat a zebra, or a gazelle, or a giraffe. Lions are big cats. All cats are carnivores
3. Omnivores naturally eat both plants and animals. Which one of these animals is an omnivore?
[ ] Cow
[ ] Tiger
[x] Chimpanzee
[ ] Wolf
Monkeys, apes and human beings are all omnivores. Some people are vegetarians. But we can eat both meat and vegetables
4. Cows and sheep are not the only herbivores. Lots of animals only eat plants. Which one of these is a herbivore?
[ ] Spider
[x] Caterpillar
[ ] Pig
[ ] Monkey
Spiders eat flies. They catch flies in webs. Pigs and monkeys are both omnivores. Caterpillars chomp their way through the leaves of plants
5. A lot of animals are omnivores. They will eat whatever they can. Which one of these animals is an omnivore?
[ ] Eagle
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Giraffe
[x] Chicken
The eagle is a carnivore. Chickens scratch around. They will eat grass, seeds and grains. But they will also eat small slugs, worms and insects
6. Carnivores only eat meat. They eat other animals. Which one of these is a carnivore?
[ ] Greenfly
[ ] Elephant
[ ] Deer
[x] Ladybird
The ladybird doesn’t look like a meat eater. But the ladybird eats greenfly. Greenfly feed on plants
7. The tiger is a big cat. It is a carnivore. Carnivores eat _____  _____.
[ ] Fresh vegetables
[ ] Green vegetables
[x] Other animals
[ ] Only fish
Do you have a cat? Cat food is made from meat
8. The rhinoceros looks like a meat-eater. But the rhino is a herbivore. Herbivores eat _____  _____.
[x] Only plants
[ ] Only animals
[ ] Only omnivores
[ ] Only carnivores
The rhino only eats plants. But it is a big animal and it can be very dangerous
9. A rabbit eats grass. A fox eats the rabbit. Which living thing makes the food for the fox?
[x] Grass
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Fox
[ ] Cow
Only plants make food. Animals just eat food
10. Tom is eating a beefburger. It is in a bun with lettuce and tomato. Tom is an _____.
[ ] Herbivore
[x] Omnivore
[ ] Carnivore
[ ] Decomposer
Are you an omnivore?