Animal Quizzes

puzzled owl with question mark above its head

Welcome to our fun, free and educational collection of general knowledge Animal Quizzes for children and young people. Our printable animal quiz sheets are all available in printer friendly Adobe PDF format and provide a mixture of multiple choice questions (with answers) and ‘True or False?’ questions about the lives, habits, diets and challenges of some of the Earth’s most amazing and popular animals. To date, our collection of free animal quizzes includes multiple choice questions and answer sheets for children about our beautiful and majestic lions, shy and gentle gorillas, enormous elephants, and the great white shark.

Our printable horse quiz will teach you and test you about these beautiful and graceful animals. Since being domesticated several thousand years ago, the horse has tirelessly served man either as a working animal, in world wars, through competitive sports or just for simple leisure pursuits. Evolution has been busy with their feet! … it has evolved over the last 50 million years from a multi-toed animal into the single-toed animal of today.

lion with savannah silhouette

Lions are large carnivorous mammals that predominantly live wild in Africa and North-West India. The only member of the cat (feline) family that lives in social groups, the powerful yet stealthy lion has the honour of having featured in images, icons, myths and stories around the world for countless years. Have a go at our quiz about lions and see what you know about this ‘king of the beasts’.

This printable Quiz About Gorillas features a mighty primate that deserves a little respect! They can be extremely aggressive and intimidating when they need to, but they typically live a gentle and peaceful life in the wild where they live socially under the watchful eye of a dominant male who leads and protects the group. For a long time scientists treated them as one species that they divided into three subspecies. However in 2001 they did some reclassifying because of new evidence from DNA and studies of physical characteristics. As a consequence, gorillas are now divided into two species i.e. the Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) and the eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei) and scientists believe that this ‘split’ occurred around two million years ago.

meerkat standing up

A member of the mongoose family, wild meerkat populations are generally confined to the Kalahari Desert in the south of Africa. They are very social and playful mammals often best known for the amusing way that they stand upright on their back legs for long periods of time when watching for predators. Our Quiz About Meerkats tests you knowledge on their habits, habitats and favourite foods … slimey or crunchy?

The blockbuster movie ‘Jaws’ made the great white shark famous and feared the world over! Children can take our free multiple choice test about sharks and learn some facts about the great white shark including their feeding habits, their offspring, their awesome renewable teeth and their behaviour in our oceans. The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) has a few other names such as the ‘great white’, the ‘white shark’ and the ‘white pointer’ … but you’re probably not aware that it is a species of ‘large mackerel shark’ which somehow just doesn’t sound as scary. After all is said and done the great white is currently (Feb 2020) classified as ‘threatened’ and is considered to be a vulnerable species.

elephant in long grass

Elephants are not only our largest living land mammals but they are also a firm family favourite whether in a zoo, a safari park, book or movie. In some countries elephants are used as a symbol of wisdom and there is a famous saying that “an elephant never forgets” … so they’d be good at our printable elephant quiz! The only surviving members of the Order Proboscidea are the Asian and African elephant and you might have worked out that Proboscidea is from the Latin word “proboscis” meaning trunk.