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Swan quiz!

Swan quiz!

How much do you know about swans? Take Newsround's quiz to find out!


1.) Question 1

What is a group of swans called?

  1. A herd
  2. A gaggle
  3. A pack

2.) Question 2

Who do almost all mute swans in the UK belong to?

  1. David Beckham
  2. The prime minster
  3. The Queen

3.) Question 3

What is a female swan called?

  1. A pen
  2. A pencil
  3. A swannet

4.) Question 4

What's a baby swan called?

  1. A duckling
  2. A cygnet
  3. A swanny

5.) Question 5

Which famous children's story is about a swan?

  1. The Ugly Duckling
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Cinderella

6.) Question 6

What do swan like to munch on?

  1. Snails and grass
  2. Small fish and chips
  3. Small fish and ducks

7.) Question 7

Which of type dance has a famous show called Swan Lake?

  1. Salsa
  2. Ballroom
  3. Ballet

8.) Question 8

Which of these is a type of swan?

  1. Whooper swan
  2. Whooping swan
  3. Hooper swan


  1. A group of swans is called a herd!
  2. Almost all mute swans in the UK belong to the Queen! She is the official Swan Keeper as they used to be thought to be very valuable and given as gifts!
  3. A female swan is called a pen and a male swan is called a cob!
  4. A baby swan is called a cygnet!
  5. The Ugly Duckling is a children's story about a duckling who finds out that he is a swan!
  6. Swans love to eat grass and snails!
  7. Swan Lake is a world famous ballet!
  8. A whooper swan is a type of swan found in Europe.

Your Score

0 - 2 : Uh-oh!

3 - 6 : Bird brain!

7 - 8 : Super swan!