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Where do apples come from and which animals can’t fart? Try our kids’ quiz

·2-min read
  1. Look at the curious animal pictured above. It’s called a capybara, but what noise do they make?

    1. They are totally silent except when they are really cross

    2. They make snuffling noises when they are sleepy and they howl at night

    3. They make lots of noises, including clicks, barks and singing in groups

    4. They miaow kind of like cats, only louder

  2. Satellites are little spacecraft that fly around the Earth or other planets. How many are there in space?

    1. More than a million

    2. More than 10,000

    3. Around 2,572

    4. Around 7,389

  3. How high can a bee fly?

    1. As high as a helicopter

    2. Higher than the top of Mount Everest

    3. Higher than the top of the Eiffel Tower

    4. To about the height of an average oak tree

  4. What is the only mammal that is not able to fart?

    1. A badger

    2. A sloth

    3. A whale

    4. A hedgehog

  5. Where do apples come from originally?

    1. America

    2. South America

    3. Kazakhstan

    4. China

Solutions

1:C - Capybaras make lots of noises! When they’re happy, they make “click calls” – like a woodpecker pecking on a tree. When they’re worried, they bark and make little gruff calling sounds. They also sing together when a group decides to go somewhere, a loud sound of squeaks, whistles and clicks. , 2:D - A record kept by the United Nations says there were 7,389 in April. They are used for communication, to watch Earth and for navigation or science., 3:B - B (for bee!). The highest a bumblebee has flown is 9,000 metres (29,500ft), which is higher than Everest. But most bees would rather buzz around near the ground where all the delicious flowers are., 4:B - We think all mammals can fart, except sloths. Gas inside them is reabsorbed into their bloodstreams instead, and they breathe it out., 5:C - The very first apples came from Kazakhstan. Its former capital is Almaty, which means “full of apples”. People travelling along the Silk Road ate apples and tossed the pips as they went, and that’s how apple trees spread.

Scores

  1. 5 and above.

  2. 4 and above.

  3. 3 and above.

  4. 2 and above.

  5. 0 and above.

  6. 1 and above.

• Molly Oldfield hosts Everything Under the Sun, a weekly podcast answering children’s questions, out now as a book. Does your child have a question? Submit one here

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