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Sheep Quiz

Test your ovine knowledge in this sheep quiz

  1. What name is given to a female sheep over 1 year of age?
  2. Which country's sheep population has gone from over 70 million in 1982 to 26 million in 2020?
  3. What word beginning with the letter 't' is the ewes and rams mating process?

  4. Herdwick sheep are extremely hardy sheep able to survive in the mountains of which English county?
  5. What is a castrated male sheep called?
  6. Sheep are ruminant mammals, which means that their stomachs have how many chambers?
  7. The coat of arms of where is a ram on tussock grass above a sailing ship?
  8. What problem does a cast sheep have?
  9. A ram's health check should include the "Three Ts". One of the "Ts" stands for 'toes', what do the other two "Ts" stand for?
  10. What name was given to the cloned sheep created by British scientists in 1996?
  11. Just as bovine describes cow-like things, what word is used to describe sheep-like things?
  12. Which cheese from Southern France made from sheep milk is one of the world's best known blue cheeses?
  13. What name is given to the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords in order to symbolise the importance of the wool trade to the economy of England in the Middle Ages?
  14. Who presented the TV series One Man and His Dog for 17 years from 1976 to 1993?
  15. What is the oily substance taken from sheep's wool?


  1. Ewe
  2. New Zealand's
  3. Tupping
  4. Cumbria
  5. A wether
  6. Four
  7. Falkland Islands
  8. Stuck on their backs (a bit like a tortoise)
  9. Teeth and testicles
  10. Dolly
  11. Ovine
  12. Roquefort
  13. Woolsack
  14. Phil Drabble
  15. Lanolin