Rabbit Quiz



9 Questions

What is the order that rabbits belong to?

What is the name for young rabbits?

What is the name of the respiratory structure in rabbits that traps dust before it enters the respiratory tract?

What is the name of the infection associated with rabbits-as-food that can be contracted from an infected rabbit?

What is the name of the tool for detecting pregnancy in humans that was referred to as the 'rabbit test'?

What is the name of the archetype that the rabbit often appears as in folklore?

What is the name of the rare infection associated with rabbits that can be fatal to humans?

What is the name of the type of feeding that rabbits do after grazing heavily and rapidly for the first half-hour of a grazing period?

What is the name of the structure in rabbits that is about ten times bigger than the stomach and is responsible for hindgut fermentation?


Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae, which also contains hares, and belong to the order Lagomorpha, which also contains pikas. The family includes 305 breeds of domestic rabbits and 13 wild rabbit species, including cottontails. The European rabbit is a familiar prey animal globally, and is commonly kept as livestock and pets. Rabbits were once considered rodents, but have been discovered to have diverged earlier and have traits that rodents lack. Rabbits have unique terminology, with males called bucks, females called does, and young rabbits called kits or kittens. Domestic rabbits are bred for their meat and fur, and selective breeding has generated a wide variety of rabbit breeds. Rabbits have muscled hind legs that allow for maximum force and acceleration, and they use their strong claws for digging and defense. Their ears are an important structure for thermoregulation and detecting predators. Rabbits have a unique respiratory system, with their nasal cavity separated into left and right sides, and covered in fine hairs that trap dust before it can enter the respiratory tract.Facts About Rabbits

  • Rabbits have a respiratory system that includes the trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, respiratory bronchioles, and alveolar ducts.

  • Rabbits breathe through their nose due to the epiglottis being fixed to the backmost portion of the soft palate.

  • Rabbits' lungs are divided into four lobes, and their digestive system is adapted for hindgut fermentation.

  • Rabbits pass two types of feces: hard droppings and soft black viscous pellets, the latter of which are immediately eaten (coprophagy) to extract sufficient nutrients.

  • Rabbits graze heavily and rapidly for the first half-hour of a grazing period, followed by selective feeding.

  • Rabbits are hindgut digesters, with the cecum being about ten times bigger than the stomach.

  • Rabbits can conceive at any time of the year and have a gestation period ranging from 28 to 36 days.

  • Rabbits are nocturnal animals that sleep with their eyes open and are at risk of diseases such as RHD and myxomatosis.

  • Rabbits are prey animals that use burrowing and rapid kicking to escape predators.

  • Rabbits are found in meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts, and wetlands and live in groups in burrows or warrens.

  • Feral rabbits are considered a pest in some areas, and rabbit meat is a source of high-quality protein.

  • Rabbits are known to be able to spread wildfires, but the efficiency of this method is doubted.Rabbit meat and its production, consumption, and cultural significance

  • Domesticated rabbits are bred and kept as livestock, with around 200 million tons of rabbit meat produced annually and approximately 1.2 billion rabbits slaughtered each year for meat worldwide.

  • In 1994, the countries with the highest consumption per capita of rabbit meat were Malta, Italy, and Cyprus, while the largest producers were China, Russia, Italy, France, and Spain.

  • Rabbit meat is also used in cuisine, such as Moroccan and Sichuan dishes, and is sold in the UK in butcher shops, markets, and some supermarkets.

  • Tularemia, a rare infection associated with rabbits-as-food, can be contracted from an infected rabbit.

  • Rabbits are also used for their wool, fur, pelts, manure, and milk.

  • Rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility, rebirth, and Easter, and appear in folklore and modern children's stories as sympathetic characters.

  • The rabbit also represents sexuality, innocence, speed, agility, and endurance, as seen in marketing icons such as the Energizer Bunny and the Duracell Bunny.

  • In folklore, the rabbit often appears as the trickster archetype, as seen in Br'er Rabbit and Bugs Bunny.

  • Anthropomorphized rabbits have appeared in film and literature, such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Watership Down, Rabbit Hill, and the Peter Rabbit stories.

  • The belief that carrying a rabbit's foot brings protection and good luck dates back to Europe c. 600 BC.

  • In some cultures, such as on the Isle of Portland in the UK, the rabbit is considered unlucky, while in others, invoking the rabbit's name brings good luck.

  • The "rabbit test" is a term for the Friedman test, an early diagnostic tool for detecting pregnancy in humans, and led to the euphemism "the rabbit died" for a positive pregnancy test.


How much do you know about rabbits? Test your knowledge with our quiz on these fascinating creatures. From their unique respiratory system to their importance in culture and cuisine, this quiz covers a wide range of interesting rabbit facts. Whether you're a rabbit enthusiast or just curious, this quiz is sure to teach you something new about these adorable mammals. So hop to it and see how many rabbit facts you know!

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