Whales are among the most intelligent mammals known to man and most whales even appear to enjoy being in the company of human beings. Take our quiz to learn more about this amazing mammal.
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What is the range in length of the whale species?
Question 2 of 20
What is the common name given to the two wings on a whale’s tail fin?
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What portion of a whale’s total body length is its tail?
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What is an obvious reason that scientists believe whales were once land-based animals?
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What is the name given to a method employed by many whales to find prey and locate obstacles in the water using sound waves?
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What is the behavior called when whales slap the water with their tails?
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A whale is an oxygen-breathing mammal, so how does it breathe when it spends most of its time underwater.
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What is it that allows whales to eat while submerged without drowning?
Question 9 of 20
Why do whales squirt seawater out of their blowholes, if their blowholes are always closed during submersion?
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When an experienced whale watcher observes a waterspout, what can they tell about the whale that created it?
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Into how many groups do scientists divide whales?
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Non-toothed whales have developed something called a baleen to allow them to catch their food. What is a baleen?
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What do whales drink?
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What do whales do to stay hydrated if they do not have food readably available from which to derive water?
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What is the round-trip distance of the longest migration of a mammal, which is completed by a gray whale?
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What is another popular name that blue whales are affectionately called?
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How much of the tiny shrimp like krill can an average blue whale consume during the summer feeding season?
Question 18 of 20
Do whales have good eyesight?
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Are killer whales dangerous to humans, especially swimmers or divers?
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