The Ultimate Mole Quiz
by Staff
If you have unsightly ridges and hills in your yard, you may have a mole. The mole can ruin your garden by cutting off the root systems of your plants and grass. Take this quiz to learn more about the subversive mole.

Where is the mole's habitat?

  • trees
  • underground
  • waterways

What sense is most important to moles?

  • hearing
  • sight
  • touch

How well does the mole see in the dark underground tunnels that are its natural habitat?

  • small eyes
  • practically blind
  • both answers

What does the mole use the tip of its snout for?

  • touching
  • smelling
  • seeing

What do moles use to dig a tunnel?

  • snout
  • clawed feet
  • both answers

What do moles like to put in special storage places to eat in the future?

  • juicy worms
  • insects
  • leaves

How much do moles eat?

  • its body weight
  • two to three times its body weight
  • three to four times its body weight

What animals will a mole eat?

  • lizard
  • mouse
  • both answers

When do moles mate?

  • late winter
  • early spring
  • both answers

How many mole babies are born from a pregnancy?

  • one to two
  • three to seven
  • seven to twelve

When do moles mature?

  • ten months
  • eighteen months
  • two years

What is the lifespan of a mole?

  • four to five years
  • six to ten years
  • ten to twelve years

How do moles spoil the appearance of gardens and golf courses?

  • unsightly ridges
  • mounds
  • both answers

What is the skin of moles used for?

  • coats
  • shoes
  • wallets

How many tentacle-like feelers does the star-nosed mole have on the end of its snout?

  • 10
  • 22
  • 32

How many species of moles are there?

  • 10
  • 20
  • 30

What is unusual about the golden mole?

  • not golden
  • not a mole
  • lives above the ground

Where does the mole sleep?

  • sleeping nest
  • above the ground
  • with the worms

How can a mole destroy a garden?

  • destroys the root systems
  • eats the plants
  • both answers

How long can a mole go without food?

  • four to five hours
  • 10 to 12 hours
  • 12 to 15 hours