The Ultimate Bear Quiz
by Staff
There's Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Rupert Bear and many more. While kids may like to snuggle up with their teddy bear, real bears are wild creatures that can be very dangerous. There are many different kinds of bears, each with different characteristics and habits. Take this quiz to learn more about bears.

Where do bears live?

  • north of the equator
  • along the equator
  • south of the equator

Which is the largest type of bear?

  • polar bears
  • Kodiak bears
  • black bears

What is a bear's strongest sense?

  • hearing
  • sight
  • smell

Bears love honey and tear apart bees' nests to access it. Which is the only part of a bear's body that is unprotected from bee stings?

  • its nose
  • its ears
  • its fingers

How are sun bears different from other bears?

  • They have a distinctive marking on their chest.
  • They have very shaggy fur.
  • They have red fur.

Which is the most common bear species in North America?

  • brown bears
  • grizzly bears
  • black bears

How much do black bear cubs weigh when they are born?

  • 1 pound
  • 5 pounds
  • 10 pounds

What color does the glacier bear appear to be?

  • white
  • grey
  • blue

Why are grizzly bears called grizzly?

  • because they drool a lot
  • because they have grizzled colored fur
  • because they get angry quickly

How much food does a grizzly bear eat each day of the summer?

  • 40 pounds
  • 60 pounds
  • 80 pounds

How do grizzly bears live?

  • alone
  • with their mate
  • in packs

What brings grizzly bears together?

  • salmon
  • danger
  • birth

How many fish can a Kodiak mother bear catch in one hour?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 25

What feature do polar bears have that prevents them from slipping on ice?

  • webbed feet
  • sharp claws
  • bristles on their feet

Where do polar bears live?

  • at the North Pole
  • in the Arctic region
  • at the South Pole

What skill sets polar bears apart from other bears?

  • hunting
  • running
  • swimming

How do polar bears keep warm?

  • They have a thick layer of fat under their skin.
  • Their hair mats when wet to keep water out.
  • Both of the above.

What is a polar bear's favorite food?

  • berries
  • ringed seal
  • salmon

What special mechanism do sloth bears have that helps them to eat termites?

  • a hollowed mouth roof
  • a large snout
  • sticky saliva

Spectacled bears like to eat fruit, making them a pest for farmers. How are spectacled bears also of assistance?

  • They don't leave a mess.
  • They spread seeds.
  • They eat bugs.