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Quiz Questions

  1. With some standing 45 inches tall, which species of penguin is the largest?
  2. Which species of penguin is the only penguin found north of the equator?
  3. What is the collective noun for a group of penguins swimming in the sea?
  4. The little penguin, commonly known as the little blue penguin, is a species of penguin found in which country?

  5. Which species of medium-sized penguin found in South America is named after a German explorer?
  6. The African penguin can be found along the coast of South Africa and which other African country?
  7. Do male or female penguins take primary ownership of caring for eggs?
  8. What are baby penguins called?
  9. European explorers thought penguins had a similar appearance to which extinct bird?
  10. Approximately, how many different species of penguin are there: (a)17, (b)170, or (c)1,700?
  11. Which species of penguin got their name from the crest of yellow feathers on its head which look like 18th-century hats of the same name?
  12. Which species of penguin got their name from the thick black band under their head?
  13. Yes or no? Does a penguin have teeth?
  14. Which small crustaceans found in all the world's oceans are a staple diet of most penguin species?


  1. Emperor penguin
  2. Galapagos penguin
  3. Raft of penguins
  4. New Zealand
  5. The Humboldt penguin
  6. Namibia
  7. Male penguins (they protect the egg and build the nest)
  8. Chicks (or nestlings)
  9. Great Auk
  10. (a)17 (there are 17–20 species, depending on which scientist you ask)
  11. Macaroni penguins
  12. Chinstrap penguins
  13. No. They have spikes on their tongues and on the rooves of their mouths.
  14. Krill