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Amazing Animals: Rhinoceros Quiz
by Staff
Rhinos, which can grow to weigh 8,000 pounds (3,629 kilograms) is are the second largest land mammals after elephants. Their habit of charging just about anything in sight has earned them a reputation of animals with attitude.

How many species of rhinoceros are there?

  • two
  • three
  • five

How much has the world rhino population declined since 1970?

  • 50 percent
  • 70 percent
  • 90 percent

What are rhino horns made of?

  • bone
  • keratin
  • ivory

How many species of rhinoceros have two horns?

  • one
  • three
  • five

What is the likely reason for frequent rhino charges?

  • defense
  • poor eyesight
  • bad temper

How long can rhino horns grow?

  • 2 feet (0.6 meters)
  • 3 feet (0.9 meters)
  • 5 feet (1.5 meters)

How fast can rhinos run?

  • 20 mph (32 kph)
  • 40 mph (64 kph)
  • 50 mph (80 kph)

What's the life span of a rhinoceros?

  • 30 years
  • 50 years
  • 70 years

What does the word "rhinoceros" mean in Greek?

  • charging beast
  • nose horn
  • scaly armor

With regard to vision, rhinoceroses are:

  • astigmatic
  • nearsighted
  • farsighted