Here is a 30 question, multiple-choice quiz to test your thylacine knowledge.
All of the answers can be found within the pages of this website.
1) The eruption of the fourth upper molar in a thylacine signifies that the animal is - 
a) a juvenile.
b) a sub-adult.
c) an adult.
2) The zoo that displayed the greatest number of thylacines outside of Australia was - 
a) New York.
b) London.
c) Paris.
3) The maximum number of pups in a thylacine litter is - 
a) 2.
b) 4.
c) 6.
4) The first scientific description of the thylacine was written by - 
a) Temminck.
b) Patterson.
c) Harris.
5) The stripe pattern of the thylacine is often confused with that of a certain species of - 
a) quoll.
b) duiker.
c) jackal.
6) The complete adult dentition of the thylacine consists of - 
a) 40 teeth.
b) 44 teeth.
c) 46 teeth.
7) Tooth rills are normally only found on the thylacine's - 
a) lower incisors.
b) canines.
c) upper premolars.
8) The last documented thylacine kill was made on the 6th May 1930 by - 
a) James Harrison.
b) Wilfred Batty.
c) Albert Quarrell.
9) The first search for the thylacine following the demise of "Benjamin" at the Beaumaris Zoo was made in April 1937.  The expedition was led by - 
a) Eric Guiler.
b) David Fleay.
c) M. A. Summers.
10) Wildlife officer Hans Naarding observed a thylacine in 1982 near the Tasmanian town of - 
a) Waratah.
b) Togari.
c) Derwent Bridge.
11) Thylacine pups leave their mother's pouch for the first time at the age of - 
a) 3 months.
b) 4 months.
c) 5 months.
12) One of the Tasmanian Aboriginal names for the thylacine was -
a) coorong.
b) dobsegna.
c) laoonana.
13) In November 1984, Kevin Cameron photographed what appears to be a thylacine digging at the base of a tree stump in the state of - 
a) Tasmania.
b) Western Australia.
c) Victoria.
14) The number of zoos on the Australian mainland that exhibited thylacines was - 
a) 4.
b) 7.
c) 8.
15) The sex of the last known captive thylacine was confirmed in - 
a) 1936.
b) 1971.
c) 2010.
16) The mitochondrial genome sequence of the thylacine was first revealed in - 
a) 1998.
b) 2009.
c) 2012.
17) The earliest known movie footage of a thylacine was taken in 1911 at the - 
a) Beaumaris Zoo.
b) London Zoo.
c) Paris Zoo.
18) The owner of the original Beaumaris Zoo at its Sandy Bay site was - 
a) Mrs. Williams.
b) Mrs. Roberts.
c) Mrs. Crowther.
19) The bite force quotient of the thylacine is - 
a) 92.
b) 136.
c) 166.
20) Professor Moeller likened the limb proportions of the thylacine to that of a - 
a) Clouded leopard.
b) European fox.
c) Cheetah.
21) A series of photographs showing a thylacine eating a chicken were taken by the famous naturalist - 
a) David Fleay.
b) Harry Burrell.
c) Eric Guiler.
22) Currently, the oldest known member of the genus Thylacinus is - 
a) Thylacinus rostralis.
b) Thylacinus spelaeus.
c) Thylacinus macknessi.
23) Professor Cunningham's thylacine specimens were brought back to England in 1876 aboard the naval vessel - 
a) HMS Humboldt.
b) HMS Challenger.
c) HMS Vanguard.
24) The right lung of the thylacine is divided into - 
a) 2 lobes.
b) 3 lobes.
c) 4 lobes.
25) A large, extinct species of thylacine whose name means "powerful thylacine" is - 
a) Thylacinus breviceps.
b) Thylacinus potens.
c) Maximucinus muirheadae.
26) The picture of the thylacines in John Gould's famous book "The Mammals of Australia" was painted by - 
a) Henry C. Richter.
b) John Lewin.
c) Edward Lear.
27) The International Thylacine Specimen Database estimates that the total number of thylacines procured for scientific collections was - 
a) 350 ± 50.
b) 450 ± 50.
c) 550 ± 50.
28) Steven Smith recorded a peak in thylacine sightings in - 
a) 1961.
b) 1965.
c) 1969.
29) In marsupials, the only teeth that are ever replaced are the - 
a) canines.
b) third premolars.
c) upper incisors.
30) The thylacine can best be described as being - 
a) crepuscular.
b) diurnal.
c) nocturnal.
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