Answers to Elephants Quiz

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  1. Which is the largest species of elephant in the world?

African Bush Elephant

  • What is the name of David McKee’s fictional patchwork elephant?

Elmer

  • What is the name of the elephant-headed Hindu god?

Ganesha.

  • Which famous warrior used elephants in battle and marched them across The Alps to invade Italy in 218 BC?

Hannibal

  • Which religious prophet was born in ‘The Year of the Elephant’?

Muhammad

  • Which fictional elephant first appeared in a French children’s book in 1931, and then became a popular TV cartoon character in the late eighties and early nineties?

Babar

  • Whose elephant march is featured in the 1967 Disney film, The Jungle Book?

Colonel Hathi

  • Which midlands football club features an elephant standing on a football on its club badge?

Coventry City

  • In the song ‘Nellie the Elephant,’ what does Nellie say goodbye to?

The circus

  1. King Henry III (who ruled England for much of the 13th Century) was given an elephant as a special gift. Who presented him with this unusual gift?

Louis IX

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