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Tree Identification Quiz Questions And Answers - Quiz

Are you a nature lover? Can you identify a tree based on its specifications and characteristics? If so, take this tree identification quiz and test your ability to identify these common trees in the United States. If you have good knowledge about different kinds of trees and you can easily identify any tree by looking at its pictures or leaves, then this quiz is for you. Give it a try and see if you are a true nature lover or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Popular in American landscaping, this tree is known for its beautiful pink or white spring flowers and compact form. It has simple, untoothed leaves and its fall fruits are called drupes, often brightly colored. WebRep   currentVote     noRating noWeight                      

    • A.

      Dogwood

    • B.

      Hickory

    • C.

      Elm

    • D.

      Tree of Heaven

    Correct Answer
    A. Dogwood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dogwood. Dogwood trees are popular in American landscaping due to their beautiful pink or white spring flowers and compact form. They have simple, untoothed leaves and their fall fruits are called drupes, which are often brightly colored.

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  • 2. 

    A national symbol of Canada, this tree is quite popular in the US as well. Leaves can be brilliant reds, oranges, or yellows in the autumn, depending on the species. Fruits of this tree are called samaras by scientists  and nicknamed helicopters by children. WebRep   currentVote     noRating noWeight                      

    • A.

      Maple

    • B.

      Beech

    • C.

      Mahogany

    • D.

      Pecan

    Correct Answer
    A. Maple
    Explanation
    Maple is a national symbol of Canada and is also popular in the US. The leaves of the maple tree can be vibrant reds, oranges, or yellows in the autumn, depending on the species. The fruits of the maple tree are called samaras by scientists and are nicknamed helicopters by children.

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  • 3. 

    Redwood is the tallest kind of tree.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Redwood trees are indeed the tallest kind of trees, making the statement true. Redwoods are known for their impressive height, with some species reaching over 300 feet tall. They are native to the coastal regions of California and are famous for their massive size. These towering giants are a popular tourist attraction and are highly valued for their timber.

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  • 4. 

    This tree is easily identified by its bark, smooth and white in places, peeling off in large chunks, grayish green in others. The largest hardwood tree in America. Likes to live in moist soil. Becomes hollow in parts as it ages making places for creatures such as Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and Raccoons to live.

    • A.

      White Ash

    • B.

      American Sycamore

    • C.

      Red Oak

    • D.

      Sugar Maple

    Correct Answer
    B. American Sycamore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is American Sycamore because it matches the description given in the question. The tree is easily identified by its bark, which is smooth and white in places and peels off in large chunks, and it is grayish green in other areas. The American Sycamore is also known for being the largest hardwood tree in America and prefers to live in moist soil. Additionally, as the tree ages, it becomes hollow in parts, providing habitat for various creatures.

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  • 5. 

    Reaching heights of 60-100 ft tall, this tree, the National Tree of the USA, reaches heights of 60-100 ft and can live for hundreds of years. It's fruit is a familiar find in Cincinnati in autumn, feeding many forms of wildlife. The leaf is distinctively shaped. There are over 60 species of this tree that grow in the United States.

    • A.

      Maple

    • B.

      Beech

    • C.

      Oak

    • D.

      Redbud

    Correct Answer
    C. Oak
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oak because it is the National Tree of the USA and can reach heights of 60-100 ft tall. It is also known to live for hundreds of years. The fruit of the Oak tree is a familiar find in Cincinnati in autumn, providing food for various forms of wildlife. The Oak tree is also known for its distinctively shaped leaves. Additionally, there are over 60 species of Oak trees that grow in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    The smooth, gray bark of this tree makes it ideal for initial carving. Young trees don't drop their leaves until late in the winter. Can reach 80 ft tall and 70 ft wide. It is found in mature forests with Hickorys, Oaks, Sugar Maples and Canadian Hemlocks.

    • A.

      American Beech

    • B.

      American Chestnut

    • C.

      Chinese Chestnut

    • D.

      Cypress

    Correct Answer
    A. American Beech
    Explanation
    The smooth, gray bark of the American Beech tree makes it ideal for initial carving. Additionally, young trees of this species retain their leaves until late in the winter. The American Beech can grow up to 80 ft tall and 70 ft wide. It is typically found in mature forests alongside other tree species such as Hickorys, Oaks, Sugar Maples, and Canadian Hemlocks.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these trees can grow in standing water?

    • A.

      Mangrove

    • B.

      Pine

    • C.

      Sequoia

    • D.

      Spruce

    Correct Answer
    A. Mangrove
    Explanation
    Mangroves are the only trees out of the options provided that can grow in standing water. They have adapted to thrive in saline or brackish water environments, with their unique root systems that can tolerate high levels of salt and can filter out excess salt. This allows them to grow in areas such as coastal swamps and estuaries, where other trees would not be able to survive. Pine, Sequoia, and spruce trees are not adapted to grow in standing water and prefer well-drained soil.

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  • 8. 

    Known for its peculiar leaf shape and interesting form, this tree's foliage turns a vibrant yellow in the autumn. The female tree is infamous for its smelly fruit. This hardy tree thrives all over the United States! It is perfect for urban areas… it won’t be bothered by smog and other pollution.

    • A.

      Dogwood

    • B.

      Ash

    • C.

      Ginkgo

    • D.

      Oak

    • E.

      Mangrove

    Correct Answer
    C. Ginkgo
    Explanation
    Ginkgo is the correct answer because it is known for its peculiar leaf shape and interesting form, and its foliage turns a vibrant yellow in the autumn. The female ginkgo tree is infamous for its smelly fruit. Ginkgo is also a hardy tree that thrives all over the United States and is perfect for urban areas because it is not bothered by smog and other pollution.

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  • 9. 

    Trees that lose their leaves are called ________________________________ trees.

    Correct Answer
    deciduous
    Explanation
    Deciduous trees are called "deciduous" because they shed their leaves annually. This is a natural process that allows the trees to conserve energy during the colder months and protect themselves from harsh weather conditions. Deciduous trees typically have broad leaves that change color before falling off in the autumn, and they regrow new leaves in the spring. This adaptation helps them survive in temperate climates and ensures that they can continue to photosynthesize and produce energy throughout the year.

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  • 10. 

    A slow growing evergreen with prickly leaves and red berries, this tree is a symbol of Christmas for some people. Can reach heights of 40-50 feet. Originally found in the deep forest as a mid-story tree.

    • A.

      American Holly

    • B.

      Redwood

    • C.

      Blue Spruce

    • D.

      Fir Tree

    Correct Answer
    A. American Holly
    Explanation
    The American Holly is a slow-growing evergreen tree with prickly leaves and red berries. It is often associated with Christmas and is considered a symbol of the holiday for some people. This tree can reach heights of 40-50 feet and is typically found in the deep forest as a mid-story tree.

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  • 11. 

    What does a palm have if a tree has leaves?

    Correct Answer
    fronds, Fronds
    Explanation
    A palm has fronds, just like any other tree has leaves. Fronds are the large, fan-shaped leaves that are characteristic of palm trees. They are usually long and slender, giving the palm tree its distinctive appearance. Therefore, the correct answer is fronds.

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  • 12. 

    These trees are often found growing around lakes or stream beds, as they like to keep their roots saturated and stay hydrated.  Salicylic acid can be extracted from the bark and used to make aspirin.  Equally wide and tall, this tree is easily recognizable by its bowing branches and narrow leaves. WebRep   currentVote     noRating noWeight                      

    • A.

      Chestnut

    • B.

      Birch

    • C.

      Ginkgo

    • D.

      Weeping Willow

    Correct Answer
    D. Weeping Willow
    Explanation
    Weeping Willow trees are often found growing around lakes or stream beds because they prefer to have their roots saturated with water. They have a unique appearance with their bowing branches and narrow leaves, which makes them easily recognizable. Additionally, salicylic acid can be extracted from the bark of Weeping Willow trees and used to make aspirin.

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  • 13. 

    A common source of wood for baseball bats, this tree is threatened locally by a tiny emerald-colored insect called a borer. This species can be identified by looking for opposite branching.

    • A.

      Oak

    • B.

      Maple

    • C.

      Ironwood

    • D.

      Ash

    Correct Answer
    D. Ash
    Explanation
    Ash is a common source of wood for baseball bats and is threatened locally by a tiny emerald-colored insect called a borer. The species of ash can be identified by looking for opposite branching.

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