The Edible Mushroom Quiz

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Mushroom Quizzes & Trivia

Test your smarts about how to forage for the perfect edible mushroom. Also find out what you know about avoiding the poisonous ones!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An edible mushroom is a mushroom that can potentially be safely eaten.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Mushrooms are fruit. Do you know what kind of fruit they are?
    • A. 

      Mold

    • B. 

      Fungus

    • C. 

      Blackberry

    • D. 

      Cherry

  • 3. 
    What kind of equipment do you need to go mushrooming?
    • A. 

      A flat-bottomed basket or box

    • B. 

      A roll of waxed paper

    • C. 

      A digging tool

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
    Two common poisonous mushrooms are the jack-o'lantern and the green-spored Lepiota.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Every mushroom hunter should be familiar with the three most dangerous groups of fungi.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    To avoid mushroom poisoning, you should follow one rule.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Is it true that one cap of a Destroying Angel (Amanita virosa) can kill a man.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The shaggy mane mushroom is edible and easy to identify.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Is it true that Nicholas Evans, author of "The Horse Whisperer," was hospitalized in September for eating a rare species of poisonous mushroom while on vacation in Scotland?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    How many species of mushrooms are known to be poisonous to humans?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      500

  • 11. 
    What percentage of mushroom poisonings are a result of misidentification?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      95%

  • 12. 
    What is a symptom of mushroom poisoning?
    • A. 

      Mild nausea

    • B. 

      Vomiting

    • C. 

      Diarrhea

    • D. 

      All of the Above

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