The Ultimate Horse Quiz

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About This Quiz

The horse has served man well in various roles -- in war, hunting and sport. They also figure prominently in mythology and literature. Take this quiz and learn more about these magnificent creatures.

What is a centaur?

In Greek mythology the centaur was a creature with the upper torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse.

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What is the best known horse in literature?

Black Beauty from the novel by Anna Sewell.

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What was the only horse after which a breed was named?

Justin Morgan had a breed named after it.

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What was the name of Robert E. Lee's horse?

His horse was Traveller.

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To what use is horse hair put?

The hair from the mane and tail is used for stuffing furniture.

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What products are produced from horses?

Gelatin, glue and medical serums are produced from horses.

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What is a stallion?

It is an adult male horse.

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What is a young female horse called?

The young female is a filly.

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If you were invited to a stud farm, what activities would you expect to encounter?

A stud farm is a breeding farm.

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What is a foal?

It is a young horse from birth until it is weaned, when it becomes a colt or a filly according to its sex.

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What other animal belongs to the horse family?

The ass and the zebra are members of the horse family.

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What is a species of wild horse?

Nicolai Przewalski found the only species of wild horse in Central Asia in 1881 and so it was named Przewalski's horse. The mustang of Wild West fame is descended from domesticated horses that escaped.

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Are horses basically loners?

Horses in the wild are social animals traveling in herds with leaders.

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How do horses greet one another?

They stretch out their heads and sniff each other's noses.

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What message is a horse sending when its ears are pinned back and it reaches its head towards you?

It is a warning to stand back.

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What does gait mean?

It is any forward motion of the horse.

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Do you know the common unit of measurement used to describe a horse?

A hand, which is equivalent to 4 inches (10 cm), is used.

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What is a pony?

It is an adult horse less than 58 inches (147 cm) tall.

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What is the average life span of a horse?

The average life span is 20 to 30 years.

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What does a work horse weigh?

They can weigh about 2,000 pounds (900 kg).

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