Crested Porcupine
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  • Question 1
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    What type of porcupine is the crested porcupine?

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    New World

    Old World

  • Question 2
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    What order is the crested porcupine in?

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    Rodentia

    Carnivora

    Dasyuromorphia

    Didelphimorphia

  • Question 3
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    The crested porcupine is the only species of porcupine in the Hystrix genus.

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    True

    False

  • Question 4
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    Which continents does the crested porcupine inhabit?

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    Europe

    Africa

    North America

    Asia

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    What is the crested porcupine's evaluation in Morocco?

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    Least Concern

    Near Threatened

    Vulnerable

    Endangered

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    Crested porcupines are commonly sold in markets.

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    True

    False

  • Question 7
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    For what is the crested porcupine used?

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    Medicine

    Witchcraft

    Ornamentation

    Talismans

  • Question 8
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    What is an alternate name for the crested porcupine?

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    Indian Crested Porcupine

    African Crested Porcupine

    Cape Porcupine

    Thick-Spined Porcupine

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    What is the crested porcupine's scientific name?

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    Hystrix cristata

    Hystrix indica

    Hystrix brachyura

    Hystrix africaeaustralis

  • Question 10
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    What feature originated the crested porcupine's common and scientific names?

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    Quills

    Stripes

    Teeth

    Fur

  • Question 11
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    What is the crested porcupine's global population trend?

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    Unknown

    Increasing

    Stable

    Decreasing

  • Question 12
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    How are crested porcupine population densities changing in mainland Italy?

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    Increasing

    Decreasing

  • Question 13
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    How many teeth does a crested porcupine have in each jaw?

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    3

    5

    7

    9

  • Question 14
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    What does the crested porcupine gnaw on for calcium and sharpening incisors?

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    Bone

    Bark

    Rock

    Quills

  • Question 15
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    The crested porcupine is protected under international and domestic legislation in what continent?

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    Europe

    Africa

    North America

    Asia

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    The crested porcupine is found in several protected areas throughout its range.

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    True

    False

  • Question 17
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    How long are the crested porcupine's quills?

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    15 cm. / 6 in.

    35 cm. / 14 in.

    75 cm. / 30 in.

    55 cm. / 22 in.

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    Crested porcupines have whiskers.

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    True

    False

  • Question 19
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    Why is the crested porcupine considered a pest?

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    Gnaws Rubber Trees

    Eats Crops

    Burrows through Fields

    Spreads Disease

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    It is legal to poison crested porcupines if they've damaged crops.

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    True

    False

  • Question 21
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    Poison baits are threatening the survival of the crested porcupine species.

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    True

    False

  • Question 22
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    The crested porcupine will travel significant distances in search of food.

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    True

    False

  • Question 23
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    The crested porcupine is what type of forager?

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    Social

    Solitary

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    What is the crested porcupine's primary diet?

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    Herbivorous

    Carnivorous

    Omnivorous

    Unknown

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    What do crested porcupines eat?

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    Fish

    Insects

    Carrion

    Fruit

  • Question 26
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    When do crested porcupines mate?

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    Morning

    Day

    Night

    Evening

  • Question 27
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    Crested porcupines will mate in and out of their burrows.

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    True

    False

  • Question 28
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    When does a crested porcupine's quills harden after birth?

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    1 Hour

    1 Day

    1 Week

    1 Month

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    When does a young crested porcupine's white stripes begin to fade?

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    1 Week

    1 Month

    1 Year

    6 Months

  • Question 30
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    What is the crested porcupine's rhythm?

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    Nocturnal

    Diurnal

    Crepuscular

    Cathemeral

  • Question 31
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    What do crested porcupines collect and bury?

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    Bones

    Seeds

    Quills

    Rocks

  • Question 32
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    What is the crested porcupine's mating system?

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    Monogamy

    Polygyny

    Polygynandry

    Polyandry

  • Question 33
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    Small family groups of crested porcupines share an elaborate burrow system.

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    True

    False

  • Question 34
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    What is a group of crested porcupines called?

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    Quiver

    Prickle

    Bristle

    Spine

  • Question 35
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    Much of our knowledge of crested porcupine breeding comes from where?

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    Wild

    Captivity

  • Question 36
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    Toward whom are female crested porcupines aggressive?

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    Familiar Males

    Unknown Males

    Unknown Females

    Familiar Females

  • Question 37
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    The crested porcupine's thumbs are regressed.

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    True

    False

  • Question 38
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    What is the crested porcupine's gait?

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    Plantigrade

    Digitigrade

    Unguligrade

  • Question 39
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    What is the crested porcupine?

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    Habitat Specialist

    Habitat Generalist

  • Question 40
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    In what habitats does the crested porcupine reside?

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    Forest

    Savanna

    Artificial Terrestrial

    Swamp

  • Question 41
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    Crested porcupines often climb trees.

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    True

    False

  • Question 42
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    Crested porcupines can swim.

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    True

    False

  • Question 43
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    The crested porcupine has a higher moonlight avoidance than the Indian crested porcupine.

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    True

    False

  • Question 44
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    What parts of the crested porcupine's body are relatively small?

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    Eyes

    Ears

    Nose

    Tail

  • Question 45
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    Crested porcupines will use the same burrow for many years.

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    True

    False

  • Question 46
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    With what do crested porcupines line their birthing dens?

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    Grass

    Quills

    Fur

    Feathers

  • Question 47
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    When do crested porcupines sexually mature?

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    1-2 Years

    3-4 Years

    6-8 Months

    1-2 Months

  • Question 48
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    Crested porcupines hibernate in the winter.

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    True

    False

  • Question 49
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    What preys on crested porcupines?

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    Lions

    Hyaenas

    Leopards

    Birds

  • Question 50
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    How is the crested porcupine distinct from Old World porcupines?

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    Shorter Tail

    Rattle Quills

    Longer Tail

    Larger Ears

  • Question 51
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    Where are rattle quills located on a crested porcupine?

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    Tail

    Head

    Nape

    Back

  • Question 52
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    What do crested porcupines do when threatened?

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    Shoot Quills

    Fan Quills

    Stamp Feet

    Charge Backwards

  • Question 53
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    What have porcupines have been known to kill?

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    Lions

    Leopards

    Hyaenas

    Humans

  • Question 54
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    How many crested porcupines are in a typical litter?

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    1-2

    3-4

    10-15

    8-10

  • Question 55
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    How many litters does a female crested porcupine have each year?

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    1

    2

    3

    5

  • Question 56
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    What is the crested porcupine's global evaluation on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species?

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    Least Concern

    Near Threatened

    Vulnerable

    Endangered

  • Question 57
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    What threatens the crested porcupine?

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    Poaching

    Poisoning

    Habitat Loss

    Disease

  • Question 58
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    Crested porcupine is considered a delicacy.

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    True

    False

  • Question 59
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    Crested porcupine hunting is a major threat to the survival of the species.

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    True

    False

  • Question 60
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    How long is a crested porcupine?

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    60-93 cm. / 24-37 in.

    30-63 cm. / 12-24 in.

    90-123 cm. / 35-48 in.

    120-153 cm. / 47-60 in.

  • Question 61
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    How much does a crested porcupine weigh?

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    10-30 kg. / 22-66 lb.

    30-50 kg. / 66-110 lb.

    50-70 kg. / 110-154 lb.

    70-90 kg. / 154-198 lb.

  • Question 62
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    Which of the crested porcupine's bones are fused?

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    Shin

    Calf

    Collar

    Hip

  • Question 63
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    The crested porcupine's nasal cavity is enlarged.

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    True

    False

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