The Ultimate Animal Emotions Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Many animal lovers will assert that their beloved pets have a range of emotions. Scientists are studying this complicated subject, but have come to no conclusions. Take this quiz and see how you feel about the question whether animals have emotions.

What animals appear to grieve over the death of a loved one?

Elephants, sea lions, geese, bears, monkeys and moose all show evidence of grief over death.

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Which animals appear to enjoy playing?

Dolphins, chimpanzees, elk and rats appear to enjoy playing.

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What happens in the brain during emotional moments?

There is brain activity in certain specific areas during emotional moments.

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Where is the amygdala?

The amygdala is deep inside the temporal lobe.

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What is the primary role of the amygdala?

The amygdala processes memory and emotion.

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When a pet owner is gone from home for long periods of time, what may a dog be trying to communicate to its master by defecating on the carpet?

The dog may be feeling lonely and not understand how to handle being alone for extended periods of time.

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What is anthropomorphism?

Anthropomorphism is when humans project their own traits onto their animals.

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What cat behavior may make you think that your cat is happy to see you?

Humans sense happiness from a cat's purring sounds.

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What is the general consensus regarding whether animals experience emotions?

The general consensus is that animals do experience emotions.

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What scientific method may be used to study animal emotions?

The study of an animal's brain reaction compared to a human's brain reaction during an emotional moment may be useful.

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