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Squirrel Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz questions with answers about Squirrels.

 

Squirrel Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Squirrels are members of what family?
A:  Sciuridae.

 

Squirrels are small or medium-size what?
A: Rodents.

Squirrels are indigenous to what regions?
A: The Americas, Eurasia, and Africa.

Squirrels have been introduced to what continent?
A: Australia.

The earliest known squirrels date from what period?
A: The Eocene.

Among living rodent families, squirrels are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the what?
A: Dormouse.

Squirrels are generally small animals, ranging in size from 2.8–3.9 in length and just 0.35 oz in weight, to what?
A: 21–29 in long and weighing from 11 to 18 lb.

Squirrels typically have slender bodies, large eyes,  and what?
A: Bushy tails.

 

What does a squirrels fur feel like?
A: Soft and silky.

 In general, the hind limbs are longer than what?
A: The fore limbs.

How many  toes do squirrels have on each paw?
A: Four or Five.

Squirrels paws include an often poorly developed what?
A: Thumb.

Tree squirrels can descend a tree how?
A:  Head-first.

How do squirrels manage to descend a tree head first?
A: They rotate their ankles 180 degrees so the hind paws are backward-pointing and can grip the tree bark.

Squirrels are predominantly herbivorous, subsisting on seeds and nuts, but there are still many that will eat what?
A: Insects and even small vertebrates.

 

Generally,  squirrels have an excellent sense of what?
A: Vision, which is especially important for tree-dwelling species.

Squirrels have very versatile and sturdy claws for doing what?
A: Grasping and climbing.

Squirrels have large gnawing incisors that do what throughout the squirrels life?
A: Grow.

Most squirrels die when?
A: In the first year of life.

Adult squirrels can have a lifespan of how many years?
A:  5 to 10 years in the wild.

 How long can some squirrels survive in captivity?
A: 10 to 20 years.

How often do squirrels breed?
A: Once or twice a year.

 

 Squirrels are born naked, toothless, and what?
A: Blind.

The Indian palm squirrel is the most common type of squirrel in what country?
A: India.

 Squirrels cannot digest what?
A: Cellulose.

Squirrels' diets consist primarily of a wide variety of what?
A: Plants, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation.

Some squirrels also eat what?
A: Meat, especially when faced with  hunger.