Rodents… some people love them and keep them as pets, some people disdain them as troublesome pests, and still others are terrified of them. There are thousands of different rodent species, from agoutis to zokors. Even taking into account only the populations of the more widespread species, there are billions of individuals worldwide—so it’s probably wise to learn a little about our small fuzzy neighbors, even if you don’t consider yourself a rodent lover.
Take this quiz to expand your rodent horizons!
Question #1: What is the characteristic defining feature of rodents (order Rodentia)?
A. Their very long tails
B. Their ability to climb
C. Their continuously-growing teeth
D. Their small, rounded ears