KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Identifying Some Common Animals (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 identifying and naming well-known animals.

You know that all living things can grow. Some living things are plants, and some are animals. Many animals are well-known and you can name them. Some are pets. They live with us. Other animals live on farms. You can identify lots of animals that live in the wild - everything from bees and butterflies to lions and tigers. You know a lot about animals already. Here are ten well-known animals. See if you can identify and name them!

1. This animal is kept as a pet. What is it?
[ ] Cat
[ ] Dog
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Hamster
2. This animal is also a pet. What is it?
[ ] Cat
[ ] Dog
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Guinea Pig
3. Some pets are small. They look very similar. What is the name of this pet?
[ ] Hamster
[ ] Gerbil
[ ] Guinea pig
[ ] Rabbit
4. Which of these is a fish?
[ ] Crocodile
[ ] Alligator
[ ] Lizard
[ ] Shark
5. This animal swims in the sea. What is it called?
[ ] Shark
[ ] Stingray
[ ] Jellyfish
[ ] Dolphin
6. What sort of animal is this?
[ ] Lizard
[ ] Snake
[ ] Fish
[ ] Frog
7. This animal is a reptile. It looks like a large lizard. What is it?
[ ] Crocodile
[ ] Shark
[ ] Snake
[ ] Hippopotamus
8. Snakes are like very long lizards. But they do not have any legs. What sort of animal is a snake?
[ ] Fish
[ ] Bird
[ ] Mammal
[ ] Reptile
9. This is an eagle owl. It is a bird. What keeps birds warm?
[ ] Feathers
[ ] Fur
[ ] Hair
[ ] Blanket
10. Birds are not the only animals that can fly. This insect can fly. What is it called?
[ ] Spider
[ ] Ladybird
[ ] Beetle
[ ] Fly
KS1 Science Quiz - Animals - Identifying Some Common Animals (Answers)
1. This animal is kept as a pet. What is it?
[x] Cat
[ ] Dog
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Hamster
Some cats live on farms. They catch mice
2. This animal is also a pet. What is it?
[ ] Cat
[x] Dog
[ ] Rabbit
[ ] Guinea Pig
This dog is a poodle
3. Some pets are small. They look very similar. What is the name of this pet?
[ ] Hamster
[ ] Gerbil
[x] Guinea pig
[ ] Rabbit
Guinea pigs are a bit bigger than hamsters and gerbils. Do you have a pet? What is it?
4. Which of these is a fish?
[ ] Crocodile
[ ] Alligator
[ ] Lizard
[x] Shark
A shark is a fish. Crocodiles, alligators and lizards are all reptiles
5. This animal swims in the sea. What is it called?
[ ] Shark
[ ] Stingray
[ ] Jellyfish
[x] Dolphin
Not every animal that swims in the sea is a fish. Dolphins and whales are really mammals. But they are at home in the oceans
6. What sort of animal is this?
[ ] Lizard
[ ] Snake
[ ] Fish
[x] Frog
This is a red-eyed tree frog. It lives in the rainforests of Central America
7. This animal is a reptile. It looks like a large lizard. What is it?
[x] Crocodile
[ ] Shark
[ ] Snake
[ ] Hippopotamus
Alligators are very similar to crocodiles. But crocodiles are even bigger than alligators
8. Snakes are like very long lizards. But they do not have any legs. What sort of animal is a snake?
[ ] Fish
[ ] Bird
[ ] Mammal
[x] Reptile
This snake is an African bush viper
9. This is an eagle owl. It is a bird. What keeps birds warm?
[x] Feathers
[ ] Fur
[ ] Hair
[ ] Blanket
Feathers are soft. They keep birds warm
10. Birds are not the only animals that can fly. This insect can fly. What is it called?
[ ] Spider
[ ] Ladybird
[ ] Beetle
[x] Fly
Yes, flies can fly. That’s why they are called flies!