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Lion fun facts.....Quizz

Unread post by Billy Goat » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:47 am

Q1.
The age of a lion can be estimated by...... ?

Q2.
Can you name 3 things that make lions unique....?

Q3.
Outside of Africa, where else in the world do lions live in the wild....?

Q4.
As catnip is to a pussycat..... What noise "calls/ summons" the lions.....?

Q5.
In what conditions do lions like to hunt.....?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:12 pm

I like the concept of this quiz, Billy Goat, but some clarification may be necessary to accurately answer your questions.

Firstly, are you referring to cubs or adults, and female or male, for the first Q as the criteria used vary somewhat across gender and age?
Secondly, three unique characteristics is quite a broad question; however, how about their social and communal living style as unique amongst the cat family; the male mane which no other cat has; and sexual dimorphism, where the male and female look so distinct from each other, is unique to these felines.
Thirdly, outside of Africa, lions were once widespread across Asia, but now probably only confined to India.
Fourthly, are you referring to the lion's roar, which can be heard many kilometres away?
Fifthly, lions prefer to hunt in open savannah, preferably with enough high grass and scrub to conceal their movements, but open enough to maximise their communal hunting strategies.
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Re: Lion fun facts.....Quizz

Unread post by Billy Goat » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:39 pm

onewithnature wrote:I like the concept of this quiz, Billy Goat, but some clarification may be necessary to accurately answer your questions.

Firstly, are you referring to cubs or adults, and female or male, for the first Q as the criteria used vary somewhat across gender and age?
Secondly, three unique characteristics is quite a broad question; however, how about their social and communal living style as unique amongst the cat family; the male mane which no other cat has; and sexual dimorphism, where the male and female look so distinct from each other, is unique to these felines.
Thirdly, outside of Africa, lions were once widespread across Asia, but now probably only confined to India.
Fourthly, are you referring to the lion's roar, which can be heard many kilometres away?
Fifthly, lions prefer to hunt in open savannah, preferably with enough high grass and scrub to conceal their movements, but open enough to maximise their communal hunting strategies.


Hello OnewithNature,

I wanted to do a multiple choice answer at first, but I thought that I would wait and see what sort of replies/ answers I received.

With regards to the questions (especially the 1st) it is not gender specific nor confined to either cubs or adults.
A.) The nose of a lion darkens with age, from pink to black giving a person a reasonable indication of the age of the lion.

The 2nd question has many answers, and with each persons in-put, I might learn something new and interesting.
The male lion has a mane. No other cat species does.
Lions live in prides,
And lions collectively stalk, circle and attack their prey as a group.


Yes. The only lions outside of Africa are found in India. They are smaller than their African cousins.

With the 4th question, I was thinking of a noise that other lions would hear (not made by lions) that would be like the music of the pied piper of the classic tales.
The noise made by hyeana's feasting on a kill, is like a summons to a lion to a feast. All that the lion has to do is evict the hyeanas for a delicious free meal.

And the 5th question has a few different answers that are all correct, and again I might learn something new and interesting.
A study undertaken in Botswana shows that lions prefer to hunt on dark, moonless nights.

Thank you for your reply.
I will work on an improved quizz format in the future.
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Re: Lion fun facts.....Quizz

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:43 am

Thank you for your interest in the quizzes, Billy Goat; always great to have new blood. :clap: :clap: There is nothing wrong with your format; in any case, you'll soon pick up which quizzes have which styles and formats. Also, you can choose an RV, OQ, or QM format. RV means that, when a respondent gets a question you have asked correct (or as close to correct as you deem necessary), that respondent gets to ask a new question. An OQ means that ANY other person may ask a new question, but only once the previous question has been correctly answered by someone. A QM is the least popular, but is useful when a mite is an expert in a particular subject and wants to continue asking questions on that topic - here, only the QM ask questions and so the quiz becomes more like a teacher-student communication. Hope that helps?
Great questions on the lions, by the way. :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:31 am

Welcome Billy Goat. :clap:
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:44 pm

Welcome Billy Goat :gflower: :dance: :dance:

I look forward to more questions from you. :popcorn:
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Unread post by George_Brits » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:41 pm

Nice! Welcome to the forum Billy Goat! :clap: :dance:

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Re: Lion fun facts.....Quizz

Unread post by Billy Goat » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:53 pm

Hi George, Philip & Rosemary,

Thank you for the welcome.
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:42 am

Welcome to the Quizzes Billy Goat :D :thumbs_up:
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