What Do You Know?
     
 
  01
1. What is a male horse called?
 
A: stallion
B: filly
C: mare
 
  02
Which animal is most closely related to the horse?
 
A: cow
B: rhinoceros
C: antelope
 
  03
The smallest members of the horse family known to exist were the size of a:
 
A: small dog
B: goat
C: Shetland pony
 
  04
What do scientists think is the first way that ancient humans and horses interacted?
 
A: Humans rode horses.
B: Humans plowed fields with horses.
C: Humans ate horses.
 
  05
How did Native Americans first come into contact with horses?
 
A: They captured wild horses and tamed them.
B: Spanish invaders brought horses to the continent in the 1500s.
C: They won them in battles with native Russians.
 
  06
One of the oldest kinds of horseshoes, which were strapped to the hoof instead of nailed to it, are called:
 
A: hoofboots
B: hipposandals
C: clip-cloppers
 
  07
Why is it so easy for humans to control horses?
 
A: Humans are stronger than horses.
B: Horses can understand human languages.
C: Horses will naturally follow a group leader.
 
  08
Which group of horses is truly wild (never been tamed)?
 
A: The mustangs of the American West
B: The ponies of Assateague Island off the U.S. East Coast
C: The Przewalski horses of Mongolia
 
  09
What invention put an end to the Pony Express mail delivery service in 1861?
 
A: telephone
B: telegraph
C: television
 
  10
Today, there are more than 200:
 
A: breeds of horses
B: species of horses
C: colors of horses
   

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