The Ultimate Hog Quiz

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The Ultimate Hog Quiz
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About This Quiz

The hog is a domestic animal probably descended from the wild swine of Asia and Europe, is a popular figure in children's books and folk tales. Take this quiz and find out more about this popular animal, which is used both for food and fashions.
What is a mature swine called?
pig
stag
hog
The mature swine is called a hog.

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What is the name for a male hog?
stag
boar
The male hog is known as a boar.
pig

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What is a virgin female hog called?
gilt
A virgin female is known as a gilt.
stag
shote

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When and where were hogs first domesticated?
Mongolia, 150 B.C.
Japan, 1000 B.C.
China, 2900 B.C.
They were first domesticated in China by 2900 B.C.

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When were hogs domesticated in Europe?
1500 B.C.
They were domesticated by about 1500 B.C.
1000 B.C.
500 B.C.

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Where would you expect to find a Chester White?
United Kingdom
United States
It is a large American breed.
United Emirates

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What is the skin of the hog used for?
scientific research
religious artifacts
leather
Pigskin is considered a good-quality leather used for shoes, wallets and handbags among other things.

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What is ham?
cured pork
It is a form of cured pork.
flesh of a young pig
part of the intestine

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For what purpose is the hog's intestine used?
scientific research
sausage casings
Some parts of the intestines are used as sausage casings.
balloons

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If you purchase lard, what in fact have you bought?
a pig hoof delicacy
swine tail
hog fat
You have just bought yourself refined hog fat.

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To what use are unused parts of the hog carcass put?
feed for other hogs
They are ground up, dried and used for fertilizer or as feed for other hogs.
discarded as waste
feed for cows

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Is there any way the hog can benefit mankind other than as food or leather?
household pets
explosive-detectors
research experiments
Because of the similarity of the anatomy and physiology of the hog to that of humans, they are often used in research experiments.

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What part of the hog's inner organs can be used to help humans?
liver
heart
The hog's heart valves are often used to replace defective human heart valves.
kidney

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What common hormones used in medicine are extracted form the hog?
insulin
Insulin for diabetics is extracted from the hog.
swine flu vaccine
anti-cholesterol medicine

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Other than for shoes, what other use is there for hog skin?
insulated feed containers
musical instruments
skin graft
Hog skin is used as skin graft for burn patients.

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What is the average weight of an adult boar?
400 to 600 pounds (182 to 272 kg)
600 to 900 pounds (270 to 410 kg)
The adult boar weighs in at 600 to 900 pounds (270 to 410 kg).
900 to 1,000 pounds (409 to 455 kg)

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Is there anything unusual about the toes of a hog?
The inner and outer toes don't reach the ground.
The innermost and outermost toes are rudimentary and are too short to reach the ground.
The inner toes have short claws.
The inner toe is longer than the others.

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What are the horns of the male hog?
large upper canines
large lower canines
These are extra large lower canines.
antler-like growth next to snout

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What is a duroc?
young castrated male hog
hog used for breeding
large red American hogs
This is a breed of large red, American hogs.

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How many pigs are there in an adult sow's litter?
10 to 12
Adult sows have 10 to 12 piglets.
8 to 10
6 to 8

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