Do You Know Basilisk?

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Do You Know Basilisk? - Quiz

If you know a lot about Reptiles, I am sure you must have herd of Basilisk before. What comes to your mind when you hear the aforementioned entity. Take this quiz and have fun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Basilisk is said to be the king of what?

    • A.

      Amphibians

    • B.

      Mammals

    • C.

      Reptiles

    • D.

      Aves

    Correct Answer
    C. Reptiles
    Explanation
    The basilisk is said to be the king of reptiles because it is a legendary creature often depicted as a giant serpent or lizard. In folklore and mythology, the basilisk is known for its ability to kill with a single glance or breath, and it is often associated with reptiles due to its reptilian features. Therefore, the correct answer is Reptiles.

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  • 2. 

    What is its weakness?

    • A.

      Odor of Skreet

    • B.

      Odor of the weasel

    • C.

      Odor of smears

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Odor of the weasel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Odor of the weasel." This suggests that the weakness being referred to is the odor of the weasel. This implies that the weasel's smell is a disadvantage or vulnerability in some way.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following characteristics attributed to it being named king?

    • A.

      Mitre on its head

    • B.

      Long tail

    • C.

      Just named King with no reason

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Mitre on its head
    Explanation
    The presence of a mitre on its head is a characteristic that is attributed to it being named king. This suggests that the creature in question possesses a distinctive headpiece resembling a mitre, which is traditionally associated with royalty or high-ranking individuals. This characteristic likely led to the creature being named "king" due to its regal appearance.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following passages in the bible has Basilisk in its content

    • A.

      Joshua 12:1

    • B.

      Ezekiel 33:4

    • C.

      Isaiah 14:29

    • D.

      Isaiah 1:2

    Correct Answer
    C. Isaiah 14:29
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Isaiah 14:29 because this passage mentions the "fiery flying serpent," which is believed to be a reference to the Basilisk. The Basilisk is a mythical creature often described as a serpent or dragon with the ability to kill with a single glance or breath. It is mentioned in various ancient texts and folklore, including the Bible. In Isaiah 14:29, the passage talks about the Philistines and their fear of the serpent, which aligns with the characteristics of the Basilisk.

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  • 5. 

    Isidore of Seville defined the basilisk as the king of snakes, due to its killing glare and its poisonous breath.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      I don't know

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Isidore of Seville defined the basilisk as the king of snakes because of its lethal gaze and its venomous breath. This suggests that the statement is accurate and the answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    What does Basilisk mean?

    • A.

      Little king

    • B.

      Baby King

    • C.

      Giant King

    • D.

      Oblivion

    Correct Answer
    A. Little king
    Explanation
    The word "basilisk" is derived from the Greek word "basilikos" which means "royal" or "kingly". In this context, "little king" is the most appropriate meaning for basilisk as it signifies a small or junior king. The term "baby king" does not accurately capture the essence of a basilisk, while "giant king" implies a large or powerful king which is not the intended meaning. "Oblivion" is unrelated to the concept of a basilisk and does not fit as a meaning for the word.

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  • 7. 

    According to the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder, the basilisk of Cyrene is said to be of what side?

    • A.

      More than 12 fingers

    • B.

      Not more than 12 fingers

    • C.

      12 fingers

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Not more than 12 fingers
    Explanation
    According to the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder, the basilisk of Cyrene is said to be not more than 12 fingers.

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  • 8. 

    Basilisk is a ___________

    • A.

      Small Snake

    • B.

      Giant Snake

    • C.

      Not a Snake

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Small Snake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Small Snake" because a basilisk is a type of snake that is generally small in size. It is not a giant snake, nor is it something other than a snake. Therefore, the correct option is "Small Snake."

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  • 9. 

    Basilisk is the king of serpent.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      I don't know

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Basilisk is the king of serpent" is true because in mythology and folklore, the basilisk is often depicted as the king of serpents. It is described as a legendary creature, usually portrayed as a giant snake or serpent with a crown-like crest on its head. The basilisk is believed to have the power to petrify or kill with its gaze, making it a feared and powerful figure in serpent lore.

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  • 10. 

    Basilisk is venomous .

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      I don't know

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Basilisks are indeed venomous. They possess venom glands and deliver venom through their bites. This venom is used to immobilize or kill their prey. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes".

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