The Ultimate Hog Quiz
by Staff
The hog is a domestic animal probably descended from the wild swine of Asia and Europe, is a popular figure in children's books and folk tales. Take this quiz and find out more about this popular animal, which is used both for food and fashions.

What is a mature swine called?

  • pig
  • stag
  • hog

What is the name for a male hog?

  • stag
  • boar
  • pig

What is a virgin female hog called?

  • gilt
  • stag
  • shote

When and where were hogs first domesticated?

  • Mongolia, 150 B.C.
  • Japan, 1000 B.C.
  • China, 2900 B.C.

When were hogs domesticated in Europe?

  • 1500 B.C.
  • 1000 B.C.
  • 500 B.C.

Where would you expect to find a Chester White?

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United Emirates

What is the skin of the hog used for?

  • scientific research
  • religious artifacts
  • leather

What is ham?

  • cured pork
  • flesh of a young pig
  • part of the intestine

For what purpose is the hog's intestine used?

  • scientific research
  • sausage casings
  • balloons

If you purchase lard, what in fact have you bought?

  • a pig hoof delicacy
  • swine tail
  • hog fat

To what use are unused parts of the hog carcass put?

  • feed for other hogs
  • discarded as waste
  • feed for cows

Is there any way the hog can benefit mankind other than as food or leather?

  • household pets
  • explosive-detectors
  • research experiments

What part of the hog's inner organs can be used to help humans?

  • liver
  • heart
  • kidney

What common hormones used in medicine are extracted form the hog?

  • insulin
  • swine flu vaccine
  • anti-cholesterol medicine

Other than for shoes, what other use is there for hog skin?

  • insulated feed containers
  • musical instruments
  • skin graft

What is the average weight of an adult boar?

  • 400 to 600 pounds (182 to 272 kg)
  • 600 to 900 pounds (270 to 410 kg)
  • 900 to 1,000 pounds (409 to 455 kg)

Is there anything unusual about the toes of a hog?

  • The inner and outer toes don't reach the ground.
  • The inner toes have short claws.
  • The inner toe is longer than the others.

What are the horns of the male hog?

  • large upper canines
  • large lower canines
  • antler-like growth next to snout

What is a duroc?

  • young castrated male hog
  • hog used for breeding
  • large red American hogs

How many pigs are there in an adult sow's litter?

  • 10 to 12
  • 8 to 10
  • 6 to 8