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Have you heard or read about the great white sharks? Take this great white shark quiz, and find out what you know about these sharks and their traits. The word is out that the great white sharks are in our vicinity again! Take this online quiz to test your shark smarts. It will be an easy quiz if you know well about white sharks. Else, you can learn facts about it. You can share this informative quiz with others also.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is another name for the great white shark?

    • A.

      White pointer

    • B.

      White shark

    • C.

      White Death

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    The great white shark is commonly known by all of the above names: white pointer, white shark, and white death. These names are used interchangeably to refer to this species of shark.

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  • 2. 

    Do great baby whites stay with their mother after birth?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    When a great white shark is born, along with up to a dozen siblings, it immediately swims away from its mother. Baby sharks are on their own right from the start. In fact, their own mothers may see them as prey. (Source: kidsnationalgeographic.com)

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  • 3. 

    There were a large number of great white shark attacks in New Jersey in what year?

    • A.

      1916

    • B.

      1936

    • C.

      1956

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    A. 1916
    Explanation
    In 1916, there were a large number of great white shark attacks in New Jersey.

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  • 4. 

    How many teeth do great whites have?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      300

    • C.

      3,000

    • D.

      30,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 300
    Explanation
    Great white sharks, akin to other shark species, possess 300 teeth with additional reserve teeth in their jaws. Initially, like all shark species, a great white shark's mouth contains approximately five rows of 300 teeth. Subsequently, these teeth are shed and substituted with new ones.

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  • 5. 

    Is it true that, unlike true fishes, sharks do not have internal bones, but instead have a cartilaginous skeleton?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Sharks do not have internal bones like true fishes. Instead, they have a cartilaginous skeleton. Cartilage is a flexible and lightweight tissue that provides support and structure to the shark's body. This adaptation allows sharks to be more agile and swim more efficiently than fishes with internal bones.

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  • 6. 

    Although great whites feed on small harbor seals, what is another source of food?

    • A.

      Sea lions

    • B.

      Elephant seals

    • C.

      Small toothed whales

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Great white sharks feed on a variety of marine animals, including small harbor seals, sea lions, elephant seals, and small toothed whales. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above" as all of these options are additional sources of food for great white sharks.

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  • 7. 

    Great whites are sometimes known to attack humans but don't eat them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Large white sharks will scavenge on the carcasses of whale sharks, and on the fat-rich blubber layer of dead whales. They will occasionally feed on sea turtles and sea otters, and are known to attack, but not eat, humans. (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebrates)

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  • 8. 

    What is the summer blockbuster movie that brought the great white shark to the public's attention?

    • A.

      Flipper

    • B.

      Beach Party Bingo

    • C.

      Big Fish

    • D.

      Jaws

    Correct Answer
    D. Jaws
    Explanation
    Jaws is the correct answer because it is a summer blockbuster movie that brought the great white shark to the public's attention. Released in 1975, Jaws directed by Steven Spielberg, portrayed a killer great white shark terrorizing a small beach town. The film's success and iconic theme music made it a cultural phenomenon and sparked widespread fear and fascination with sharks. Jaws is often credited with popularizing the concept of the summer blockbuster and remains one of the most influential and beloved films in cinema history.

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  • 9. 

    There has only been one fatal shark attack in Massachusetts. What year did it occur?

    • A.

      1910

    • B.

      1922

    • C.

      1936

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    C. 1936
    Explanation
    Only one shark attack has ever occurred in Massachusetts, a fatality in 1936. It occurred off Mattapoisett.

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  • 10. 

    Where was the first great white shark spotted in 2010?

    • A.

      Off Stellwagon Bank

    • B.

      Off Nantucket Sound

    • C.

      Off Monomoy Point

    Correct Answer
    A. Off Stellwagon Bank
    Explanation
    Fishermen caught a 6-foot, 125-pound juvenile off Stellwagen Bank on June 26, 2010.

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  • 11. 

    Are great whites flocking to a burgeoning food source, the seal colony on Monomoy?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "yes" is that great whites are attracted to areas with a high concentration of seals, as seals are one of their main food sources. The seal colony on Monomoy provides a consistent and abundant food source for the great whites, making it likely that they would be attracted to this area.

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  • 12. 

    How many local sightings of great white sharks were there in 2008?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    C. 20
    Explanation
    In 2008, there were more than 20 sightings. The arrival of the great whites has created a new opportunity for biologists to put pop-up satellite transmitting tags on the sharks.

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