Nature Quiz - Mammals - Asian Mammals (Questions)

Asia represents almost one-third of earth's land mass. Its holds the world's highest point, Mt. Everest, and the lowest point outside of uninhabitable Antarctica, the Dead Sea. It is home to both the largest and deepest lakes on Earth, the Caspian Sea and Lake Baikal. Out of the twelve longest rivers on Earth, seven wind through Asia. All the world's major religions originated in Asia, and two out of every three people on Earth live there.

The countries of Asia are so diverse that on the surface they have little in common. If anything, their commonality lies in diversity itself. And of course, Asia's wildlife is incredibly rich and varied. Test your knowledge in the following Picture Quiz about the mammals of Asia. Don't forget to click on the photos to get a larger image. Good luck!

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1. Which Hindu deity is depicted with an elephant head?
[ ] Shiva
[ ] Ganesha
[ ] Hanuman
[ ] Vishnu
2. The Indian giant squirrel is diurnal. What does this mean?
[ ] Is active only at dawn
[ ] Is active only at dusk
[ ] Is active at night and sleeps in the day
[ ] Is active in the day and sleeps at night
3. Kellogg's Frosties feature a tiger as its mascot. What is the tiger's name?
[ ] Terry
[ ] Tommy
[ ] Tony
[ ] Timmy
4. Can you name this Asian mammal?
[ ] Arabian Oryx
[ ] Himalayan Goral
[ ] Nilgiri Tahr
[ ] Coypu
5. Can you name this Asian mammal?
[ ] Toque macaque
[ ] Pig-tailed langur
[ ] Philippine Tarsier
[ ] Slender loris
6. What is a young takin called?
[ ] Cub
[ ] Kid
[ ] Pup
[ ] Calf
7. What is the dromedary's nickname?
[ ] The eagle of the desert
[ ] The train of the desert
[ ] The ship of the desert
[ ] The snail of the desert
8. The Japanese macaque was responsible for which discredited phenomenon?
[ ] Tenth monkey effect
[ ] Hundredth monkey effect
[ ] Thousandth monkey effect
[ ] Millionth monkey effect
9. The programme 'Planet Earth' took some of the first videos of snow leopards in the wild. Who narrated the programme for the Discovery channel?
[ ] Sigourney Weaver
[ ] Jim Carrey
[ ] Sharon Stone
[ ] Michael J. Fox
10. A panda's diet consists of mainly what?
[ ] Eucalyptus
[ ] Coconut
[ ] Bamboo
[ ] Magnolia
Nature Quiz - Mammals - Asian Mammals (Answers)
1. Which Hindu deity is depicted with an elephant head?
[ ] Shiva
[x] Ganesha
[ ] Hanuman
[ ] Vishnu
2. The Indian giant squirrel is diurnal. What does this mean?
[ ] Is active only at dawn
[ ] Is active only at dusk
[ ] Is active at night and sleeps in the day
[x] Is active in the day and sleeps at night
3. Kellogg's Frosties feature a tiger as its mascot. What is the tiger's name?
[ ] Terry
[ ] Tommy
[x] Tony
[ ] Timmy
Tony is known for uttering the cereal's slogan, "They're Gr-r-reat!"
4. Can you name this Asian mammal?
[x] Arabian Oryx
[ ] Himalayan Goral
[ ] Nilgiri Tahr
[ ] Coypu
5. Can you name this Asian mammal?
[ ] Toque macaque
[ ] Pig-tailed langur
[ ] Philippine Tarsier
[x] Slender loris
6. What is a young takin called?
[ ] Cub
[x] Kid
[ ] Pup
[ ] Calf
7. What is the dromedary's nickname?
[ ] The eagle of the desert
[ ] The train of the desert
[x] The ship of the desert
[ ] The snail of the desert
This is due to the swaying movement when it walks
8. The Japanese macaque was responsible for which discredited phenomenon?
[ ] Tenth monkey effect
[x] Hundredth monkey effect
[ ] Thousandth monkey effect
[ ] Millionth monkey effect
It pertains to the idea that a learned behaviour spreads instantaneously from one group of monkeys to all related monkeys once a critical number is reached
9. The programme 'Planet Earth' took some of the first videos of snow leopards in the wild. Who narrated the programme for the Discovery channel?
[x] Sigourney Weaver
[ ] Jim Carrey
[ ] Sharon Stone
[ ] Michael J. Fox
The original BBC version was narrated by David Attenborough
10. A panda's diet consists of mainly what?
[ ] Eucalyptus
[ ] Coconut
[x] Bamboo
[ ] Magnolia