Hedgehog Quiz Questions and Answers

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Our hedgehog quiz questions and answers is a fun and educational game that tests your knowledge about hedgehogs. Weather you are an animal lover, nature enthusiasts, or anyone who is curious about these adorable creatures, this is the perfect game for you.

In this hedgehog multiple choice questions and answers, you will learn about the habitat, behavior, diet, the various species known to man, and other fascinating facts about hedgehogs.

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Hedgehog Quiz Questions

Hedgehog Quiz Questions and Answers

1. What is the scientific name for the hedgehog species commonly kept as a pet?

a: Erinaceus europaeus
b: Atelerix albiventris
c: Hemiechinus auritus
d: Echinosorex gymnurus

2. In which of these continent can you find Hedgehogs according to National Geographic?

a: Antarctica
b: North America
c: South America
d: Africa

3. A baby hedgehog is also known as what?

a: Prickle
b: Hoglet
c: Spiny Pup
d: Hedgehoglet

4. Which of these is the primary food source of hedgehogs in the wild?

a: Fruit
b: Vegetables
c: Insects
d: Fish

5. Are hedgehogs nocturnal or diurnal animals?

a: Nocturnal
b: Diurnal
c: Crepuscular
d: Both nocturnal and diurnal

6. What is the average lifespan of a hedgehog in captivity?

a: 2-3 years
b: 5-7 years
c: 7-10 years
d: 10-15 years

7. How many species of hedgehogs are there in the world?

a: 10
b: 17
c: 8
d: 5

8. How do hedgehogs defend themselves from predators?

a: By biting
b: By running away
c: By rolling into a tight ball
d: By playing dead

9. What is the average body temperature of a hedgehog?

a: 98.6°F
b: 100°F
c: 102°F
d: 104°F

10. Can hedgehogs contract and spread diseases to humans?

a: Yes
b: No
c: Only some diseases
d: It depends on the hedgehog's health

11. What is the name of a group of hedgehogs?

a: Array
b: Clan
c: Herd
d: A Prickle

12. When do hedgehogs often go into hibernation?

a: Oct-April
b: Nov-Mar
c: Dec-April
d: March-June

13. What kind of environment does a hedgehog prefer to live in?

a: Woodland
b: Farmland
c: Urban Gardens
d: Cities

14. Which part of the United States is thought to be the hedgehog's natural home?

a: Northeast
b: Southwest
c: Prairie states
d: They are non native creatures

15. Which is the largest species of hedgehog?

a: North African Hedgehog
b: Algerian Hedgehog
c: West African Hedgehog
d: Indian Hedgehog

16. African pygmy hedgehogs reach a height of around how many inches when fully mature?

a: 3-5 inches
b: 6-8 inches
c: 8-10 inches
d: 2-7 inches

17. What is the name given to young hedgehogs?

a: Ginger
b: Cactus
c: Hoglets
d: Button

18. Which of the following is not a breed of hedgehog?

a: Egyptian (long-eared)
b: Pruner's (cape)
c: Rudi's (Short-eared)
d: None of these

19. Which of the following is the smallest species of hedgehog in the world?

a: Algerian Hedgehog
b: Egyptian Long-Eared Hedgehog
c: African Pygmy Hedgehogs
d: European Hedgehog

20. Which fast food company in 2006, changed their McFlurry cup to a hedgehog-friendly design?

a: Subway
b: Nandos
c: KFC
d: McDonald's

Hedgehog Quiz Answers

  1. Atelerix albiventris
  2. Africa
  3. Hoglet
  4. Insects
  5. Nocturnal
  6. 7-10 years
  7. 17
  8. By rolling into a tight ball
  9. 104°F
  10. Yes
  11. A Prickle
  12. Nov-Mar
  13. Woodland
  14. They are non native creatures
  15. North African Hedgehog
  16. 6-8 inches
  17. Hoglets
  18. Rudi's (Short-eared)
  19. African Pygmy Hedgehogs
  20. McDonald's

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