The Ultimate Animal Emotions Quiz
by Staff
Many animal lovers will assert that their beloved pets have a range of emotions. Scientists are studying this complicated subject, but have come to no conclusions. Take this quiz and see how you feel about the question whether animals have emotions.

What animals appear to grieve over the death of a loved one?

  • elephants
  • sea lions
  • both answers

Which animals appear to enjoy playing?

  • dolphins
  • chimpanzees
  • both answers

What happens in the brain during emotional moments?

  • brain activity in certain areas
  • brain activity in all areas
  • no brain activity

Where is the amygdala?

  • neocortex
  • temporal lobe
  • frontal lobe

What is the primary role of the amygdala?

  • automatic function
  • memory and emotion
  • language

When a pet owner is gone from home for long periods of time, what may a dog be trying to communicate to its master by defecating on the carpet?

  • feeling lonely
  • unable to handle being alone
  • both answers

What is anthropomorphism?

  • projection of human traits onto animals
  • taking on animal characteristics
  • characteristics of dwarfism

What cat behavior may make you think that your cat is happy to see you?

  • yapping
  • purring
  • meowing

What is the general consensus regarding whether animals experience emotions?

  • experience no emotions
  • experience emotions
  • neither answers

What scientific method may be used to study animal emotions?

  • compare brain reactions
  • observe animal responses
  • neither answers