eyes facts Selected as the most interesting among zoology related questions in Zoology quiz Why do cats have vertical pupils?To better see in the dark. The sharpest image is produced by round pupils, and if cats weren’t nocturnal, they probably would have round pupils like us. But the vertical pupil, in combination with horizontal eyelids, gives the cat greater and more accurate control in different types of lighting. A cat may adjust the amount of light by moving eyelids only.Created by: globalquiz.orgoptics facts » Who should you expect to show stronger red-eye effect?Blue-eyed people. The iris plays no role in the effect, but the blue-eyed people have relatively low melanin in the fundus as well. Therefore, they show a much stronger red-eye effect, as the light passing fundus is not absorbed by melanin. The role of melanin in red-eye effect is nicely demonstrated in case of heterochromia (one eye blue, one brown): typically, only the blue eye displays the effect.Created by: Kantapat Rassameelight facts » Which desert has this famous "eye"?Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence for shock metamorphism has been found. Today scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeserts of Africa facts » Which living creature has the largest eyes?The giant squid. Giant squids have the largest eyes of any living creature except perhaps colossal squid – over 30 centimeters (1 ft) in diameter. Large eyes can better detect light (including bioluminescent light), which is scarce in deep water.Created by: Kasiarecords facts » Which dogs have blue eyes?Siberian Husky. Siberian Huskies are known for blue eyes. They commonly have one more unusual trait called heterochromia - a difference in iris coloration between the left and the right eye.Created by: Kasiadogs facts » What animal is that?Goat. The horizontal pupils allow wide panoramic vision. Because goats' irises are usually pale, their pupils are much more noticeable than in animals such as cattle, deer, horses and sheep, whose similarly horizontal pupils blend into a dark iris. Created by: globalquiz.orgmammals facts » What was the color of Jesus' eyes?Brown. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus didn’t look different from an ordinary Jewish man of His time. Any other color of eyes than brown would have been surely noted down. In the 2004 movie, The Passion of the Christ, Jesus was portrayed by Jim Caviezel who had his blue eyes digitally changed to brown.Created by: Kinga HJews facts » Which part of a dog's or a cat's eye reflects the light?A layer behind retina. Many vertebrates, especially nocturnal ones, have the reflecting layer called tapetum lucidum. It reflects the light back through the retina, increasing the amount of light available to the photoreceptors. Created by: globalquiz.orgcats facts » Play zoology quiz and see all the questions.