Have a Whale of a Time!

What breaches, spy-hops, and sounds? A whale, of course! Take this quiz and find out how much you know about these extra large mammals.

Quiz

What breaches, spy-hops, and sounds? A whale, of course! Take this quiz and find out how much you know about these extra large mammals.

1. In the famed novel, Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is on a mad quest for revenge against the giant whale that took his leg on a previous voyage. What type of whale is he searching for?

  • A sperm whale.
  • A bowhead whale.
  • A beluga whale.

2. How many pounds do you think a newborn whale gains daily?

  • Fifty pounds.
  • Eighty pounds.
  • One hundred pounds.

3. Whales can breathe under water.

  • True.
  • False.

4. Many whales exhibit a behavior called breaching. This is when the whale's jumps high out of the water, pivots onto its side or back, and falls on its back with an enormous splash. Why do whales breach?

  • To dislodge parasites.
  • To communicate with other whales.
  • To announce their presence.
  • All of the above.

5. What do they call a mother whale?

  • A fawn.
  • A cow.
  • A joey.

Your Results:

1. In the famed novel, Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is on a mad quest for revenge against the giant whale that took his leg on a previous voyage. What type of whale is he searching for?
A sperm whale.

2. How many pounds do you think a newborn whale gains daily?
One hundred pounds.

3. Whales can breathe under water.
False.

4. Many whales exhibit a behavior called breaching. This is when the whale's jumps high out of the water, pivots onto its side or back, and falls on its back with an enormous splash. Why do whales breach?
All of the above.

5. What do they call a mother whale?
A cow.

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