Hippopotamus: Definition, Diet, Teeth & Facts


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Your friend is going to Africa next year and is interested in seeing the hippopotamus in the wild, albeit safely from a jeep. Which of the following environments is he most likely to see a hippopotamus in?

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1. Which of the following describes the teeth structure of a hippopotamus?

2. A friend comments about how they have heard that hippos sweat blood, giving them a red appearance in the sun. Which of the following best explains this suggestion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about hippos with these study assessments. For the quiz, you'll be required to grasp certain topics like the habitat of a hippo and how their teeth are shaped.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Why hippos look red in the sun
  • Diet of the hippo
  • Physical description of what these animals look like

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hippos, like why they have a red appearance in the sun
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what hippos look like
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about their teeth and where they live

Additional Learning

You can study these animals further with the accompanying lesson called Hippopotamus: Definition, Diet, Teeth & Facts. These areas of study will be covered:

  • Weight of a hippo
  • Details about where they're found on Earth
  • The amount of food they eat daily
  • Adaptations of the hippo and how they behave